In 2018, the international film community witnessed the return of the Super Shorts London Film Festival, an annual event that highlighted independent short film talent for more than a decade.
Talent Circle in London founded the Super Shorts London Film Festival in 2003, to focus explicitly on short films in all its forms and shapes. During its original eleven year run, the festival screened over 2,000 incredible short films, from slick 35mm shorts to weird and wonderful experimental films. Super Shorts held over 120 events, including seminars, panel discussions and workshops.
This resulted in rave reviews:
”The best short films from around the world“ Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley from the Harry Potter series)
“The best in short cinema from around the world“ Timeout London
“The world's best new shorts” Metro Newspaper
In 2010 Chris Jones became one of the leading names of the festival. Chris Jones is a filmmaker and author of the internationally bestselling "Guerilla Film Makers Handbook" series. In 2009 his short film 'Gone Fishing' was Oscar shortlisted, won the prestigious Producers Guild of America's Best Short Film and collected over 40 international awards.
Unfortunately, in its original incarnation, the festival came to an end in 2014. Inspired by that original movement, the
revived Super Shorts London Film Festival continues to emphasize lesser known, vanguard cinematic works and further its tradition of galvanizing budding talent. As in its earlier years, the festival creates an intimate atmosphere and space for unique visionaries and voices. True to its history, it screens films of both novices and veterans—with medium and low budgets—from all over the globe. The festival’s goal is to create a warm, open atmosphere in which filmmakers, fans, critics, and producers can watch the films of emerging talents, explore new cinematic techniques and styles, and award cinematic excellence.
In 2020, under the wings of Cinematory LLC, Super Shorts Film Festival brought to life two new festivals at new exciting locations. The first editions of Super Shorts New York and Super Shorts Los Angeles are planned in late 2021, both festivals are accepting entries now.