From ASMR for white liberals to homoerotic oneupmanship at badminton club, these London Short Film Festival curated comedies prove 2020 might just’ve given us something to laugh about after all.
These ingenious short filmmakers wring humour from the most surprising, and quintessentially British, of subjects – from a telenovela set in Woking, to (celestial) bureaucracy, to the simple pleasure of power washing patios. Look out for Spaced’s beloved Julia Deacon having an unfortunate misunderstanding with her local radio station. Programmed by Philip Ilson. 75’
This programme contains swearing and violence.
SHUTTLECOCK, dir. Tommy Gillard
GREASY SPOON, dir. Joelle Mae David
ASMR FOR WHITE LIBERALS, dir. John Connor Hammond
THE CHAMPION SPARKPLUG, dir. Jack Hartley
CENSLESS, dir. Jack Scott, Tom Middleton
*THIS IS NOT A RECREATION, dir. Danny Baldwin
PRINCESSA DE WOKING, dir. Big Red Button
POWERWASH (I LOVE YOU), dir. Rory Waudby-Tolley
S*!T, dir. Simon Wegrzyn
VERISIMILITUDE, dir. David Proud
TALK RADIO, dir. Ben S. Hyland