One of the most exciting prospects of this year’s eclectic programme looks to be the festival’s collaboration with Midnight Movies. This section of the festivals diverse line-up contains 11 short films and takes place at Dalston’s Rio Cinema. Featuring a mixture of mind-bending movies which claim to combine late-night surrealist nightmares with good old fashion horror techniques, this midnight extravaganza of chills and frights is certainly an attraction – especially as it includes one of the festival’s highlights – Warp Films’ The Organ Grinder’s Monkey (2011), which stars Rhys Ifans. Venues for this year’s event include numerous of the city’s best-loved cinemas including the BFI Southbank and ICA.
The London Short Film Festival 2012 takes place from 6-15 January. For more info and to book tickets, visit shortfilms.org.uk.