Last year, we received a staggering number of submissions that showcased the filmmaking talents of students from almost 100 countries! Not that we’re greedy, but this year, we want to see even more of your work – as such, we’re excited to announce that submissions are now being accepted for the 2023 edition of theContinue reading “Now Taking Submissions For The 2023 LJMU MA Short Film Festival!”
It’s been an amazing week at the 2nd LJMU MA Film Festival that saw over 16,000 visits to our website to watch all our amazing films, participate in our live Q&A sessions, and attend our award ceremony. We can’t thank you all enough for making the festival so successful and we can not emphasise enoughContinue reading “Festival Closed: Audience Award Goes To…”
Today we held a live awards ceremony on zoom/YouTube with our jury members and filmmakers to announce the winners in our Paper Bird Categories for Animation, Documentary, and Fiction! (Don’t worry if you missed it, you can always catch the ceremony again on our YouTube channel) We’re very proud to announce that the following filmsContinue reading “Award Winners Announced!”
The 2022 LJMU MA Film Festival is now open! Head on over and watch the 39 amazing student films from across the globe and vote for your favourite!
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The MA Film students got the chance to learn from three industry professionals with expertise in particular areas
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When our submissions closed on Film Freeway, we had over 1400 films that were sent to us from around the globe! Our student programmers worked diligently over the winter break and now have that number down to under 300, but there’s still a long way to go! How do we manage the selection process? TheContinue reading “Crunch Time: Finalising the Programme”
We are very pleased to announce that Jacqui Griffin has accepted the role of Film Festival Coordinator & Tutor for the LJMU MA Short Film Festival! Jacqui’s background with filmmaking and as Festival Founder & Director of the Drunken Film Fest make her an exciting addition to the LJMU MA Short Film Festival staff. JacquiContinue reading “New Festival Coordinator”
With over 2000 visitors from 47 countries, the first edition of the LJMU MA Short Film Festival exceeded our expectations. In addition to this, we received very positive feedback: from filmmakers, calling it very well organised; from audiences, who were surprised by the high quality of the films; and from our MA in Film students,Continue reading “In Numbers”
The audience has voted for Lost Ore Abdurrahim, directed by Pınar Yıldırım Karaman. Congratulations! The festival is now closed and we would like to thank everyone for an amazing first edition!
Congratulations to the Paper Bird Award winners! Strand Film Director Fiction End of the World Karol Ulman Animation Blue Monday Katarzyna Orłowska Documentary Rain Pot Gordon Moore 2021 Winners Highlights of the ceremony: Jury statements Fiction: “An introspective view into the concept of mortality and the relationships formed through loss. The film is at once concrete and abstract.Continue reading “Paper Bird Awards”
Here is yesterday’s recording of the fiction Q&A, hosted by Connor Norcott. Thanks to everyone for a great turnout! Filmmakers: Aleksei Borovikov (One More Please), Andy Heath & John Tod (This Place), Laury Herubel (Trashbag), Leonard Mink & cinematographer Julian Zalac (Flicker), Michał Piotrowski (Lolo), Joanna Różniak (Helena 25/65), Karol Ulman & cinematographer Maksymilian PlaterContinue reading “Q&A Fiction”
Today Jess Auger hosted the Animation Q&A, which is now publicly available to watch. Many thanks to the filmmakers: Emir Aytemür (Scream for Ice), Rayna Buxton (Fáros), Ramon Faria (SERF) and Katarzyna Orłowska (Blue Monday).
Today Katherine Morrison hosted the Documentary Q&A, our very first, which is now publicly available to watch. Many thanks to the filmmakers Gordon Moore (Rain Pot) and Sorina Reiber (And Then I Met Erich).
Watch, comment and vote! http://www.ljmumashortfilmfestival.org/1st-edition