LSFF’s selection of UK and international short features spans music, culture and politics
London Short Film Festival kicks off today, marking their 15th edition with a host of music related screenings and events. Adrena Adrena, an audiovisual project of London based film maker Daisy Dickinson and ex-Boredoms drummer E-da Kazuhisa, will open the festival with Movements Of A Nebulous Dawn, a one-off collaboration at the ICA. The event features Kazuhisa, Geraldine Swayne of Faust, Colin Newman of Wire, Malka Spigel of Minimal Compact, and Kenichi Iwasa, founder of Krautrock Karaoke, and, recently announced, Can's Damo Suzuki – all of the above perform in various combinations under a 360 degree nebulous orb.
On 16 January, London’s Moth Club will host the 2009 documentary Taqwacore: The Birth Of Punk Islam, directed by Omar Majeed and produced by EyeSteelFilm, followed by a panel discussion hosted by film maker Hammad Khan asking what happened to the taqwacore underground scene, and how class, race and gender are tied to Muslim resistance, Trump and Brexit. Also at Moth Club, on 19 January It’s All Good! celebrates the 15 year collaboration between LSFF and UK label Domino with videos and music. The ICA will hold the closing party on 20 February with Home Girls: From Cookie Crew To Now, a screening and panel discussion looking at the representation of female hiphop artists, also featuring a performance celebrating women in British rap with Hackney MC Paigey Cakey.
London Short Film Festival will run between 12–22 January. For a full list of what's on you can visit their website.