London Rolling Film Festival 2023 celebrates filmmakers with thought-provoking shorts

The thirteenth edition of London Rolling Film Festival is set to take place on Sunday 13th August in the heart of London at Vue Cinema Piccadilly. Bringing together a group of diverse filmmakers, exploring poignant social issues and diving into the complexities of life, nature, relationships, mental health and disability.

London Rolling Film Festival prides itself on providing a platform for filmmakers to screen their exceptional shorts to a variety of industry members and cinema goers. The festival requires that filmmakers present their films in person to focus on establishing connections that will allow and encourage them to “Stay Focused and Keep Rolling” with their projects.

This year’s exciting line-up of short films includes:

A Dose of Nature
by Chiara Brambilla
When traditional medicine fails, nature holds the key to healing chronic pain. Join us on a soul-stirring journey of resilience and the unbreakable bond between humans and the natural world.

A Mind Full
by Steve Whiteley
Mindfulness can bring inner peace, but when anger takes the wheel, it’s a whole new struggle. Explore the transformative power of mindfulness and the battle with inner demons in this gripping tale.

by Lee Bamsey
In a world with a global pregnancy ban, one brave couple defies all odds to protect their unborn child. Brace yourself for a heart-pounding story of fear, courage, and the fight for life.

by Jasper Shah
Regrets and the road not taken – we’ve all been there. Follow Jack’s quest for answers as he rediscovers a lost passion and grapples with the choices that shape our destinies.

by James Hughes
Late-night mysteries unfold when a swimmer stumbles upon an unusual sound. Dive into the unknown with this thrilling exploration of curiosity and discovery.

Stay Behind
by Federica Schiavello
Unravel the secrets of Italy’s clandestine paramilitary operation during the 1980s. This gripping true story delves into politics, crime, and a hidden side of history.

The Cocoon
by David Shen Miller
Perfectionism can be a trap, and beauty lies in imperfection. Join us on an awe-inspiring journey of self-discovery and the pursuit of true authenticity.

by Alan Hamwan
Witness an act of bravery as a disabled grocer steps up to protect a girl in danger. This heartwarming tale showcases the strength of the human spirit in the face of adversity.

Night Moves
by Jamie Cutler
Love, departure, and the complexities of relationships – explore the tender moments shared between two souls as they navigate life’s inevitable changes.

Each year London Rolling Film Festival includes a panel with the aim of providing a space for meaningful conversations about the evolving landscape of cinema. This edition features a discussion on Artificial Intelligence led by renowned filmmaker Tom Paton, who recently completed his latest feature, action thriller Us or Them, starring Malin Akerman and Jack Donnelly.

The panel will delve into the opportunities and challenges that AI presents to filmmakers worldwide, from advanced visual effects and CGI to data-driven analytics for audience engagement and content creation. Hosted by actor, writer and producer Rachele Fregonese, and will be followed by a Q&A.

There is also a terrific opportunity where anyone can “sell” their next project with a 60-second elevator pitch during “Pitch Corner” with Mike Smith. Giving them the chance to receive helpful feedback from a panel of industry professionals.

The festival is introducing the “Kimberley Marren Recognition Award” sponsored by The Fan Carpet. The award honours the memory of the beloved actress and model, and is given in celebration of unsung industry talents who deserve recognition.

This year’s jury includes: Athena Mandis (Filmmaker, Film Academic), Tom Paton (Director, Writer, Producer), Jenna Suru (Programmer at Paris International Film Festival), Stephen Cooper-Read (Investor) and Natasha Marburger (Producer, Festival Director).

Alida Pantone, Festival Director: “This year’s film selection is a testament to the power of storytelling. These films touch on the most profound aspects of human existence, taking us on a journey that will linger in our hearts and minds long after the credits roll“.