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!”
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!”
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!
Message from Ukraine
Please watch and share this important message from one of our Ukrainian filmmakers
Meet the Programmers!
Learn about the process of putting the fest together and hear from some of our MA students at @LJMU
LJMU MA SFF In The News!
Check out this fab write-up from @LJMU student publication, Mersey News Live
#inthepress #LJMU #filmfestival #comingsoon
Industry Pros Give Insight to the Students
The MA Film students got the chance to learn from three industry professionals with expertise in particular areas
Loving the New Poster for 2022!
Get a look at the brand new poster for the 2022 LJMU MA Short Film Festival and give us your thoughts!
New Banner Hits Facebook
As you may have seen, we have recently put up a new Facebook banner! This design is a re-sizing of the poster design that was created on by Alejandra from this year’s MA class. Alejandra made the design based on her own concept, as well as a concept by fellow MA student Natalie, as bothContinue reading “New Banner Hits Facebook”
Crunch Time: Finalising the Programme
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 have just closed submissions for the 2nd LJMA MA Short Film Festival. I’m proud to say we got a whopping 1485 films from 90 countries!