IWM Short Film Festival
10 days of IWM Short Film Festival screenings | 17 – 26 November 2017 | IWM London
Daily screenings at 12pm, 2pm and 3pm, with an additional screening at 1pm on 18, 25 and 26 November
From the Syria conflict to modern terrorism and from suffragette surgeons to war art, IWM Short Film Festival presents an imaginative, edgy and challenging selection of films responding to past and contemporary conflict.
The festival shows documentaries, dramas and animations by filmmakers from all over the world. Our screenings explore themes from displacement to fear and our special evening events offer an insight into the challenges of documenting terror and a chance to experience hostile environment training.
Six awards will be given out to remarkable films, and at each screening you can cast your vote for the Audience Award. Filmmakers will also be in with a chance of having their film screened at Picturehouse cinemas.
The Festival is part of Age of Terror: Art Since 9/11, a major exhibition season showcasing contemporary artists’ responses to war and conflict since the terrorist attacks on 11 September 2001.
Check out the Festival programme to find out more about our films, screenings and special events.
Our special evening events explore the challenges faced by frontline war reporters and filmmakers in an age of terror. Join our panel discussion Documenting Terror: Conflict Journalism since 9/11, at which journalists and filmmakers will look at how the landscape of newsgathering has evolved since 9/11, or take part in Filming Under Fire: Hostile Environment Experience to gain first-hand insight in how to prepare for and navigate a conflict zone.
Find out here which films were shortlisted to be screened at IWM Film Festival 2017.
On Wednesday 15 November, IWM London hosted the awards event for IWM Short Film Festival 2017, celebrating films that explore the causes, course and consequences of conflict. Fatima Manji from Channel 4 News hosted the event, and shared her experiences of filming from the front line. Guests were also treated to a live performance by Poetic Pilgrimage in response to the IWM exhibition Age of Terror: Art since 9/11.
The winners of IWM Short Film Festival 2017 are:
The Annie Dodds Award for Best Documentary
Beauty of a Stateless Mind
Best Creative Response
IWM Special Category: Age of Terror
Beauty of a Stateless Mind
Best Use of IWM Archive Material
Deeds not Words: Suffragette Surgeons of WWI
Best Student Film
The winning films will be screened alongside the other shortlisted films as part of the Festival. Check the programme for details.
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