Book one ticket to attend all or any of the LSFF talks from Mon 17 –Fri 21 Jan.


Mon 17 Jan:

Talk 1: Arts Council England: Funding Your Artist Moving Image

For artists and filmmakers who feel overwhelmed and stumped by securing funding for their work, this talk aims to help you.

Talk 2: Skin Deep x Resolve: Local Storytelling

This session will focus on telling stories and sharing narratives that are built locally.


Tue 18 Jan:

Talk 1: Digital Criticism 

A panel of film creatives working across TikTok, Instagram, Letterboxd, podcasts, video essays, and more.

Talk 2: Class Act: On Breaking Down Barriers in the Industry and Access to Films

A panel discussion covering how class issues interconnect with and compound other axes of oppression and exclusion, and what we can do to challenge this.


Wed 19 Jan:

Talk 1: After the Circuit – Distribution for Short Films 

While feature films have a traditional circuit of release going from production to festivals and then to cinemas, short films have a more fluid life cycle.What happens after the circuit?

Talk 2: Collectively Doing It Differently 

Whether it’s building a DIY digital archive, leading radical debates on othering, or launching a production company, our speakers have built impactful work as a direct response to the need for wider representation and conversation around radical change.


Thu 20 Jan:

Talk 1: Booksmart: From Books to the Big Screen

As two art forms with storytelling at their heart, books and film have long walked hand-in-hand.

Talk 2: Cinesisters 

The Cinesisters talk through their chosen selection of shorts in this year’s programme.


Fri 21 Jan:

Talk 1:  Power Hour: (POC) Film Execs 

This panel assembles and celebrates the work of a group of high-flying POC film executives.

Talk 2:  Sex Education Directors Panel

we sit down with three of the show’s directors (Kate HerronRunyararo Mapfumo and Ben Taylor) and discuss how Sex Education has served as a stepping stone for their own careers, opening up opportunities for young filmmakers behind the camera, as well as conversations in front.

If you have any access requirements, please contact our box office team on 020 7613 7498 or email