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Super Shorts London Film Festival 2023 Award Winners

Over the past few days, the Super Shorts London Film Festival once again hosted its annual event at the lovely BFI Stephen Street. Out of almost two thousand local and international submissions, an eclectic batch of 40 short films were selected to be showcased at the 2023 edition. A big thanks to all our guests for coming out to enjoy these independent film gems!

With the jury members having cast their votes, we are pleased to announce to you today the 2023 Super Shorts London award winners:

Best Narrative Film:

Our Males and Females (Jordan) by Ahmad Alyaseer

Best Documentary Film:

Daron, Daron Colbert (United States) by Kevin Edward Steen

Best Experimental Film:

Kiss/Crash (United Kingdom) by Adam Cole

Best Animated Film:

Thank you for your souvenir, UK! (United Kingdom) by Oushi Lin

Best Underground Film:

European Man...American Beach (United States) by Rex Shannon

Best Super Short Film:

Limina (United Kingdom) by Jared Watmuff

Best Director:

Black Dragon (Rồng đen) (United States) by Alexander Thompson

Best Actor (gender neutral):

Issaka Sawadogo in Ousmane (Canada) by Jorge Camarotti

Best UK Film:

The Whole World Blind (or: The Ballad of The Cuck and The Eunuch) (United Kingdom) by Finbar Somers, Seán Mackey



With annual film festivals in London, New York, and Los Angeles, Super Shorts Film Festival highlights independent short film talent from around the globe.

Talent Circle in London founded the Super Shorts International Film Festival in 2003, to focus explicitly on short films in all its forms and shapes. In its original incarnation, the festival came to an end in 2014. Inspired by that original movement, the Super Shorts Film Festival London was revived in 2018 at the Stephen Street location of the British Film Institute, and continued to emphasize lesser known, vanguard cinematic works and further its tradition of galvanizing budding talent. Under the wings of Cinematory LLC, Super Shorts Film Festival brought to life two new festivals at new exciting locations in New York and Los Angeles in 2021.

Super Shorts Film Festival creates an intimate atmosphere and space for unique visionaries and voices. True to their history, the different festivals screen films of both novices and veterans—with medium and low budgets—from all over the globe. Super Shorts Film Festival's goal is to create a warm, open atmosphere in which filmmakers, fans, critics, and producers can watch the films of emerging talents, explore new cinematic techniques and styles, and award cinematic excellence.

We look forward to seeing you all back next year

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