Bad day? That’s nothing in comparison to what goes on in this lot of short films.

Whether finding themselves lured into the jaws of loan sharks or lost for purpose in the industrial relics of Scotland, these characters must pool their inner strength to overcome life’s myriad obstacles.

BLUE CHRISTMAS (Dir. Charlotte Wells | UK | 15 mins)

MOTHERING (Dir. Lucy Bridger | UK | 14 mins)

HOLD (Dir. Christopher O’Donnell | UK | 13 mins)

RED HILL (Dir. Laura Carreira | UK | 13 mins)

JERK (Dir. Raine Allen Miller | UK | 9 mins)

FACING IT (Dir. Sam Gainsborough | UK | 8 mins)

LANDSHARKS (Dir. Aaron Dunleavy | UK | 15 mins)

See our full festival line-up here, or see more about the London Short Film Festival here.