Until Sunday 26th Nov 2017
This year, for the first time, screenings at IWM Short Film Festival will be presented in a new format, inspired by the complex ideas provoked by the entries. Films have been divided into themes such as hope, sacrifice and trauma, encouraging audiences to reflect on the films, their perspectives and their significance. In addition to these free daytime screenings, a series of ticketed evening events will also be on offer, with more detail on these events to be announced soon.
In 2017, IWM Short Film Festival has seen nearly 700 entries across 78 different countries, which is a record for the festival. Running since 2001, and now in its sixteenth year, the festival encourages entrants from students, amateurs and professionals alike to present imaginative and challenging films relating to IWM’s remit to understand the causes, course and consequences of war.
IWM is proud to also announce a new patron of the Short Film Festival, Lord Puttnam, best known for producing Chariots of Fire and The Killing Fields. The festival will be judged by a respected panel of experts from the film industry, including Kevin Loader, producer of Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, and contemporary artist Shona Illingworth, who is exhibiting in IWM London’s exhibition Age of Terror: Art Since 9/11.