Special Events

RETROSPECTIVE: The Halloween Society: Short Films + Filmmaker Q&As

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14:00 Sat 9 Jan 2016

ICA ICA Cinema 1

The London Short Film Festival has its roots in the Halloween Society. Initially a collective name for the films that school friends Philip Ilson (LSFF Creative Director) and Tim Harding started making in the late eighties. Self-taught, they naively experimented with a Bolex 16mm camera and a video 8 camera, eventually making surreal gothic tales, strange music videos for friends bands, and visual projections for clubs and live shows.

Visually influenced by the likes of Kenneth Anger psychedelia, kitsch fifties horror & sci-fi, and Victorian magic lantern, the films and Q&A following will give an insight into the DIY roots of LSFF.

Tonight is dedicated to the memory of Richard Connor, who became a third Halloween Society member, helping with set design and appearing on screen, but who sadly passed away in 2013.


The Mall, St James's
020 7930 3647
Full £13-4 / Concessions £11-2 / Blue Members £7-8


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