About Us

Come free your ears from the monotony of NOISE and get ready to tantalise them with the glory of cinematic SOUND.

The festival is organised by the team at WHITE LANTERN FILM who are part of the BFI Film Academy network and an established independent production company specialising in the development, production and distribution of richly thematic British feature films. For more information on the organisers please visit www.whitelantern.film

We are always looking for partners, sponsors and volunteer festival-makers to support us.  If you are interested in helping us make SHORT SOUNDS a reality please contact us by email at info@shortsounds.co.uk

  1. White Lantern Film's

    The eureka moment

    After touring their award-winning cult classic movie K-SHOP to film festivals worldwide, the White Lantern Film team were inspired to create a new film festival to celebrate and engage with talented film professionals. To complement the existing Bournemouth Visual Effects Festival, the team set about creating a new craft festival focused on sound – The SHORT SOUNDS FILM FESTIVAL was born!



    The first annual festival launched on 12th October, welcoming over 600 people to a unique programme of shorts and events featuring:

    Wonder Women Composer Rupert Gregson-Williams
    Writer and Director of Detour Christopher Smith
    Toydrum’s James Griffith and Pablo Clements
    BAFTA-winning Film and TV composer Kevin Sargent
    Foley Artist Barnaby Smyth
    BSO live score to Alfred Hitchcock’s Blackmail



    The second Short Sounds Film Festival will take place on the 1st and 2nd November 2018. This year the festival aims to build on the success of 2017 with more international short films, movies celebrated for their cinematic score screened in the Odeon, career networking and meeting opportunities together with talks and demonstrations by industry professionals.



    In 2019 the Short Sounds Film Festival will return with a new celebration of cinematic SOUND and MUSIC. A festival to champion the audio wizards that fill our heads with SOUNDS that make our hearts race and SCORES that storm our souls. In 2019, join us in central Bournemouth for a programme of films richly authentic in their use of sound and music and a whole host of uniquely engaging experiential installations designed to challenge our relationship with the sounds of cinema.


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