Festival Goes Live and Documentary Q&A Tomorrow!

We’re incredibly proud to announce that the 2023 edition of the LJMU MA Short Film Festival is now open, with all 42 films across our four strands of Fiction, Animation, Documentary, & Experimental, available to watch online until Friday 31st March. This year, we’re showcasing an amazing selection of films from some of the most talented emerging student filmmakers from across the globe.

As well as competing for the Paper Bird Award in their own strand, all of this year’s filmmakers will also be vying for the much sought-after Audience Award Paper Bird, the winner of which is decided by you, the viewer. Simply watch this year’s entries and when you are certain which is your favourite, head back to that film’s page and click on the green ‘thumbs-up’ icon to register your vote (which can be found just below the video player).

You’ve got until 3 PM (BST) on Friday 31st March to register your vote, so don’t delay -get watching today!

Documentary Q&A

Coming up tomorrow, we’ve also got the first of this year’s Live Q&As, where we’ll be hearing from some of the documentary filmmakers whose work features in this year’s festival. Our hosts will be asking questions about their influences, aspirations, and of course, their films. We’ll also be fielding audience questions via our YouTube channel, so head there right now to set a reminder for tomorrow’s Q&A.

It’s an incredibly busy time here at the LJMU MA Short Film Festival and we’ll be ramping up our activity on our social media channels and on the website. We hope you enjoy our programme for this year and don’t forget to leave a comment after watching the films. Happy viewing!

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