Halloween Film Festival

By Rob Last edited 155 months ago
Halloween Film Festival

We know, we know: it's nowhere near October, plus they've not even bothered to insert the apostrophe into Halowe'en... but let us forget our pedantic misgivings and embrace what is billed as "The edgiest film festival in the UK."

The Halloween film festival, has been running since the mid-90s and is designed to present a cross-section of the "best, most challenging, quirky and exciting" short films as well as presenting bands and special events during its five-day run.

The festival starts today and events are split across the ICA and Curzon Soho. Here's some of the highlights we picked out of the programme:

Tonight: Club Motherfucker at the ICA bar. Short film programme followed by live sets from an incredible array of bands including Kaito, Twisted Charm and Pink Riot.

Friday: Has to be the Time Out Award for Best London Film doesn't it really? Part of the London Lives shorts programme which starts at the Curzon Soho at 6pm.

Saturday: Music documentaries programme and awards at the ICA. Lots of stuff going on here but worth the ticket for the "artistic overview of radio station Resonance FM made by young people" alone.

Sunday: Live animation raffle? Bet you've never been to one of those before.On Sunday evening Animus Films will take over the ICA bar and the audience will provide ideas for the team to produce on the spot. Worth a look.

Monday: The final event of the festival is the award winners screening, giving you a chance to catch up on all the stuff you missed because you were too busy shouting out stupid suggestions at the live animation raffle.

Last Updated 05 January 2006