MEMOIRS OF A GEEZA, Dir Theo James Krekis
CompetitionNew Shorts

UK COMPETITION: Joyful & Triumphant

20:45 Thu 16 Jan 2020

BFI Southbank NFT1


For our cynical times, a celebration of human connection and good intentions.

Bonds come in many forms with siblings immersed in a world entirely their own and natural history enthusiasts revelling in the radical quietness of their calling in Jessica Sarah Rinland’s experimental documentary. Also featuring dreamlike new moving image work from Peter Strickland (In Fabric) and bittersweet meta-comedy with stand up on the ascent, Joshua Robertson.

All attending filmmakers will be in conversation with programmer and LSFF Co-Founder and independent curator, Kate Taylor. 85’

Smart caption glasses, a solution for D/deaf, deafened or hard of hearing audiences, will be available at this screening. For smart caption glasses enquiries or bookings, please email

All of the films in this programme qualify for LSFF’s Best British Short Film Award sponsored by the British Council, as well as, dependent on genre, our Best Documentary and Best Animation Awards.

This programme contains nudity.

BFI Southbank

Belvedere Rd, South Bank
Adult £12.50 / Concessions £11.25 / 25 & Under £3


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    David Abramsky 16 mins (UK, 2019)

    A disabled comedian performs a make-or-break gig on the night his first child is born.

    Jessica Sarah Rinland 43 mins (UK, 2018)

    Black Pond is an odyssey across a common land in the south of England told through the hands of the members of the local Natural History Society.

    Stroma Cairns 6 mins (UK, 2018)

    Connor and Lewis are twins that are part of a family who have a point of differentness which has a profound impact on the lives of all five. After months of fighting and no communication, the two of them come together to spend a day in Canvey Island.
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    Peter Strickland 4 mins (HU, 2019)

    A confrontation between two swimmers in a locker room ends in tears. A collaboration with London-based musicians GUO.

    Theo James Krekis 3 mins (UK, 2019)

    A top lad recalls fights, friends, and painting his toenails with his old man

    Astrid Goldsmith 13 mins (UK, 2018)

    A post-Brexit pagan dance fantasy about a troupe of Morris-dancing badgers in an English border town, who are trying to avoid the animal quarantine compound which has been built above their burrow. Fearing physical or ideological contamination, they ignore the plight of the caged inmates, until tragedy strikes and a young badger goes rogue.