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David Bowie to be celebrated at London Short Film Festival as it announces its 2017 programme

David Bowie to be celebrated at London Short Film Festival 2017 (6-15th Jan 2017)

London Short Film Festival has announced its exciting 2017 programme. It is one which will feature 500 UK and international short films over ten days, and it all takes place from 6th-15th January 2017.

Organiser's have said that this year’s festival will show a huge selection of UK short films across music, comedy, LGBTQ, fashion and culture. Highlights will include a programme that tells the story of the birth of riot grrrl, which resonates with today’s disillusioned youth. Using confrontational imagery, a generation of female filmmakers also paved the way alongside their punk counterparts, looking to the scene for inspiration.

David Bowie Sound & Vision, a series of screenings at 19 Picturehouse cinemas across the UK, will capture the story of his career, taking in three decades, from his experimental beginnings of the sixties to the golden era of the seventies to his world of domination in the eighties with a series of critically acclaimed films that have rarely been seen cinematically. Picturehouse Central will host a Q and A with directors Alan Yentob, Michael Armstrong and Julien Temple, with 50p from every ticket sold donated to Save The Children.

Now in its 14th year, LSFF has built a steadfast reputation as a showcase for cutting-edge UK independent films, and to complement the programme, LSFF 2017 is screening Tamra Davis’ noughties cult classic, Crossroads, starring Britney Spears, Zoe Saldana (Avatar) and Taryn Manning (Orange Is The New Black).

Other highlights include A Black Rock Symposium, culminating in a live set from Big Joanie and a screening of Begotten, accompanied with a live score by The Begotten, and Bands That DIY Together, Stay Together, is a history of music videos through DIY bands from Skepta to the Pixies, with a live set from The Rhythm Method.

And that's just a summary of some of the music-centred delights. For full listings, times and venues, click here.

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