London Short Film Festival is an event and I like events. London Short Film Festival has been recognised as the premiere UK showcase for cutting-edge UK independent film. It is a Mecca for young creative talent and a significant date in the UK film calendar. It is recognised as the place in the UK to screen and showcase envelope-pushing indie shorts, but despite its ongoing success, the LSFF maintains a wild, exciting and progressive atmosphere, and a borderline anti-establishment attitude to mainstream cinema and its governing bodies. In short: it does its own thing, and does it very well indeed. Alongside the screening programme, LSFF presents a series of prestigious awards in categories such as the British Council Award for Best New Short Film, the Shooting People Award for Best Student Film, and the Encounters Award for Best Animated Short, while its list of supplementary events – live music, industry and training symposiums, gala parties and panel discussions – create a rich, immersive environment.