We’ve already heard some fascinating insights from our Documentary, Fiction, and Experimental Directors over the last few days and today promises to be no different. Join us over at our YouTube channel at 4 PM (BST) when the filmmakers from this year’s Animation strand will reveal more about their inspirations, creative processes, and how theyContinue reading “Animation Q&A Today 4PM (BST)”
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Fiction/Experimental Q&A 4PM (BST) Today!
On Saturday we caught up with some of the filmmakers featured in this year’s Documentary strand and today it’s the turn of Fiction/Experimental. This year’s festival is the first to feature an Experimental strand so we’re excited to hear about what inspires and motivates these boundary-pushing artists. The 2023 Fiction strand is incredibly competitive thisContinue reading “Fiction/Experimental Q&A 4PM (BST) Today!”
Festival Goes Live and Documentary Q&A Tomorrow!
We’re Live! Important news about the festival and Documentary Q&A!
It’s Almost Time – LJMU MA Short Film Festival 2023
Launching Tomorrow! We’re fast approaching the launch of this year’s LJMU MA Short Film Festival, with less than 24 hours to go! This time tomorrow, you’l be able to watch all of the 42 incredible films from our Fiction, Animation, Documentary, and Experimental strands. All 42 films will be available to watch on our websiteContinue reading “It’s Almost Time – LJMU MA Short Film Festival 2023”
Behind The Scenes
With less than a week until the launch of the 2023 edition, we thought we’d give you a look at what’s been taking place behind the scenes of this year’s LJMU MA Short Film Festival, beginning with the design of our festival poster. Back in November 2022, we gave the students the opportunity to proposeContinue reading “Behind The Scenes”
Introducing This Year’s Jury
With just over a week left until this year’s festival begins, it’s time to introduce the individuals that will be selecting the winning films: the 2023 jury. The jury has been compiled from a range of academic & industry backgrounds, along with former recipients of the Paper Bird and final-year film & creative writing studentsContinue reading “Introducing This Year’s Jury”
LJMU MA Short Film Festival on BBC Radio Merseyside!
We’re delighted to announce that this Saturday (11th March) morning at 10:30 AM, Shannon & Sian, two of our amazing MA students wil be joining Sean Styles live on BBC Radio Merseyside. With only two weeks reamaining until we reveal this year’s films, tune-in to hear Shannon and Sian discuss their roles and responsilbilities, andContinue reading “LJMU MA Short Film Festival on BBC Radio Merseyside!”
Festival Trailer 2023
42 Films – 19 Countries – 1 Week Join us from the 24th – 31st March for a week-long celebration of some of the newest and brightest student filmmaking talent. Our overall Festival Trailer offers a glimpse of the full programme and is the creation of our multi-talented MA student, Magic Nowak. In less thanContinue reading “Festival Trailer 2023”
2023 Experimental Trailer Reveal
Our fourth trailer release of 2023 takes us to the boundaries of cinematic experimentation, featuring a selection of films that challenge ideas of narrative and style. Experimental is a brand new category for this year’s festival and showcases 5 unique approaches to filmmaking. The trailer is the second created by MA student James Roberts, whoContinue reading “2023 Experimental Trailer Reveal”
2023 Fiction Trailer Reveal
It’s a hat-trick of trailer releases! Today we are incredibly proud to present this year’s Fiction programme trailer, featuring 10 tales of loss, regret, and self-discovery. This year’s trailer was created by MA Film student James Roberts, who was also part of the programming team for our final category: Experimental. Competition in the 2023 FictionContinue reading “2023 Fiction Trailer Reveal”
2023 Documentary Trailer Reveal
After yesterday’s debut of our incredible trailer for the Animation strand of the Festival, it’s time for the Documentary filmmakers to take the spotlight! This year’s programme covers a diverse range of challenging and enlightening topics, offering audiences the chance to encounter new stories from across the globe. If you want to see the fullContinue reading “2023 Documentary Trailer Reveal”
2023 Animation Trailer Reveal
We tried to hold back but we just couldn’t keep it a secret any longer! Today marks the release of the 2023 Animation Trailer, featuring the work of talented filmmakers all the way from Bristol to Budapest, and beyond! The trailer was created by Lauren Wright, one of our super-talented MA Students. The full listContinue reading “2023 Animation Trailer Reveal”
2023 Edition 24th – 31st March After what seems like a lifetime, we’re finally back with the third edition of the LJMU MA Short Film Festival. It’s been tough keeping everything under wraps but thankfully, we’ll soon be able to reveal all, including this year’s jury, the trailers, and of course, the long awaited announcementContinue reading “We’re Back!”
2023 Festival Poster Reveal!
As the festival draws ever closer, we’re proud to reveal the official poster for the 2023 edition. This year, we’re placing the focus firmly on the filmmaker, as we’re getting ready to showcase the work of some of the most talented, emerging student filmmakers from across the globe. As in previous years, the Liverpool skylineContinue reading “2023 Festival Poster Reveal!”
New Festival Coordinator
We’re pleased to announce that Martin L. Jones has been appointed as the new Film Festival Coordinator and Tutor for the LJMU MA Short Film Festival. As a filmmaker and academic, Martin is keen to utilise his current experience to help guide the festival through its third edition and beyond. Martin, Lydia, and the MAContinue reading “New Festival Coordinator”
Submissions for the 2023 LJMU MA Film Festival are now closed.
After receiving over 1400 entries from almost 100 countries, our students are now hard at work deliberating and cogitating. Keep an eye on social media for further announcements, and we look forward to seeing you in March for the 3rd edition of the LJMU MA Film Festival!
Now Taking Submissions For The 2023 LJMU MA Short Film Festival!
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!”
Festival Closed: Audience Award Goes To…
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…”
Award Winners Announced!
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!”
2022 Festival Now Open!
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!