IWM Short Film Festival Screenings

Fri 17 November 2017 – Sun 26 November 2017



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 the Festival Programme  to find out more about our films, screenings and special events.

Free and drop-in.

Find out more about the Festival, programme, nominees and awards on the Festival home page.

IWM Short Film Festival 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.


Please note some screenings are unsuitable for children.



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