LSFF 2023: Awards and Sponsors

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Monday 19th December, 2022

LSFF 2023: Awards and Sponsors

In our 20th year we welcome a prestigious industry Jury to judge our Best UK and Best International Short Film awards. We welcome back Mark Rylance and the Van Kaampen family to judge and present the TAASH Award for Comedy, and Intermission Youth to judge our Best Lo-Budget Short award.

Best UK Short Film
Sponsored by British Council

The Best British Short Film Award celebrates groundbreaking short filmmaking from within the UK, using both form and content to produce impactful, challenging work.

The Best British Short Film Award winner will receive a £1000 grant towards supporting travel to an international festival, or to attend a training and development opportunity of their choice. A Special Mention will be awarded a £500 grant for the same type of support.

Best International Short Film
Sponsored by NOWNESS

The Best International Short Film Award champions filmmaking from across the globe that interprets cultural, political and social concerns in bold and exploratory ways. The Best International Short Film award winner will receive a £1000 grant towards their next project. A Special Mention will be awarded £500 towards their next project.

The TAASH Award for Comedy in Short Film
Sponsored by Mark Rylance and the Van Kampen family

In celebration of the life of promising filmmaker Nataasha Van Kampen, this award remembers her boundless talent and humour, as founded and sponsored by her stepfather, Mark Rylance. The winner of the Taash Award For Comedy In Film will receive an award of £1000 towards their next project. The shortlisted films will be available to watch on BFI Player after the festival, introduced by Mark Rylance.

Best Lo-Budget Short Film
In association with Intermission Youth

Our Lo-Budget Mayhem programme has been the festival’s traditional celebration of rebellious, low-to-no budget filmmaking that goes far, far outside of the box, and this award recognises the pure imagination and creativity that goes into our selected programme. This festival’s award will be deliberated on by members from Intermission Youth theatre. The Best Lo-Budget Short winner will receive an award of £500.

Intermission Youth gives disadvantaged young Londoners the tools to make positive choices and become the best version of themselves through drama, film and mentoring.

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