I will be speaking at LSFF on the 19th Jan 2pm at Moth Club, about my latest film “YOUR MOTHERS ARE MINE!: behind the scenes, process, making of, pitching, life as an artist-filmmaker and the WithTeeth’s wonderful experience of freedom and guidance in making a personal film running on scissors!‬

The LSFF Industry Programme is back for another year with a schedule packed with industry experts offering their words of wisdom on everything from getting your film funded to engaging those all important millennial audiences. Weekly passes, day passes and session tickets all available – full line-up here.

Following the inaugural With Teeth commissioning fund for artist video, our filmmakers reflect and explore the challenges and successes of being an artist filmmaker.

Wing-Sie Chan, Arts Council England
Zoe Aiano, Filmmaker
Kim Noce, Filmmaker

PLUS, join us for a well deserved drink, 5.30-6.30pm, following your industry session or before your evening screening. Stocks are limited – first come, first served!



Tomorrow premiere of YOUR MOTHERS ARE MINE! + performance with PARADISE YARD



Screening and Performance 13th Jan at 12pm ICA
A special Q&A and discussion 19th Jan at 2pm Moth Club

Join me this Saturday 13th at 12pm my new film “YOUR MOTHERS ARE MINE!” will premiere at LSFF at the ICA with a special live improvisation music and animation performance. Tickets and info below.

The film explores the complexities of mother-daughter relationship, with an original score by Hutch Demouilpied. The film will be followed by an experimental multimedia live performance with music by Paradise Yard Ensemble (Hutch Demouilpied, Sharon Gal, Greta Pistaceci, Sue Lynch, Bei Bei); and projected live animation drawn by me, expanding the themes of the film through improvisation. 

The only time we truly and physically possess and are possessed by someone, are within those nine months we live within our mother. Enveloping and enveloped. Contained and containing. Owned and loved. Although we are physically separated at birth that bond plays off through out all of our life. We repeat it, deny it, confront it, hide it, ignore it and play it off from the womb to the grave in all our relationships.The film was hand drawn and animated straight ahead “a la diable” on twenty-five notebooks; “en plain air” on several locations across London and Watford. The project was conceived, created and completed in less than thirty working days. 

With Teeth, a new commissioning fund designed to support boundary-pushing and daring artist moving image work. Designed to prioritise the artists’ vision and to fund independent work that just won’t conform, With Teeth aims to nurture artists with the support to take creative risks.Supporting artists moving image, With Teeth – the commissioning fund from the London Short Film Festival supported by Arts Council England – premieres three new short works, accompanied by each artist’s influences and inspirations.

Paradise Yard Ensemble was formed by Sue Lynch in 2016, as part of The Horse Improvised Music Club’s programme This ensemble is formed to suit the compositions and performances and features guest musicians. For this performance the ensemble will take as a starting point a theme from the score for the film; ‘Your Mother’s Are Mine’ and explore, through improvisation, the themes of the film. Paradise Yard musicians: Sue Lynch, Greta Pistaceci, Hutch Demouilpied, Sharon Gal, Bei Bei Wang 
Hutch is a composer, sound designer and musician. She recently composed the score for the Bafta award winning feature film- The Levelling.  “Hutch Demouilpied’s excellent, sparingly used score suddenly takes on a keening electro edge….” Variety Magazine 2017 As an accomplished musician she plays trumpet and has her own music released and has performed with Sue Lynch, Richard Sanderson, Steve Noble, Mark Sanders and Eddie Prevost amongst others. She co-promotes the Horse Improvised Music Club and her podcast Improvisor is part of the Horse Festival in January 2018. She was the composer for film ‘Your Mothers are Mine’. 
Sue Lynch runs ‘The Horse Improvised Music Club’ with Adam Bohman and Hutch Demouilpied.. Lynch is currently a member of David Petts-‘Remote Viewers’, with John Edwards, Mark Sanders, Caroline Kraabel, Adrian Northover and David Petts. She also performs with Adam Bohman, Eddie Prevost, Hutch Demouilpied, Richard Sanderson, Steve Noble and Sharon Gal. She has recently performed as part of Tarek Atoui’s ‘Reverse Collection’ at The Tate Modern and with Tristan Honsinger. She has also performed with the Cambodian Space Project and currently performs Psychedelic Afro Beat Sudanese band ‘The Scorpios’. 
Greta Pistaceci is a multidisciplinary artist and improviser. In her musical performances, be they solo or group improvisations, she is equally at home in unrestrained noise and excess as in sparse, contemplative and controlled sound. 
Sharon Gal is an interdisciplinary artist, performer, experimental vocalist and composer, with particular experience of free improvisation and collaborative group compositions. Her work relates to sound, architecture, live performance and participatory art, exploring the psychology of sound and its relationship with space. Sharon performs solo and on-going collaborations with David Toop, Steve Beresford, Phil Minton, Alex Ward, Yoni Silver, Anat Ben-David and Andie Brown. She has performed in the UK & internationally including; The V&A, Science Museum, ICA, The Whitechapel Gallery, Arnolfini Gallery, Tate Modern & Tate Britain, MACBA and Colour Out of Space, Borealis and Supernormal festivals.  
Beibei Wang is an acclaimed virtuoso percussionist with both Chinese and British musical education background. Beibei has enjoyed a meteoric rise in the classical music world, receiving international praise for her performances. She received double Master Degrees from the Central Conservatory of Music (China) and the Royal Academy of Music (UK). In 2014, she was listed in the top 50 Chinese musicians in the “Sound of East” project by the Chinese Ministry of Culture. In 2015, she was endorsed as Exceptional Talent by the Arts Council, England. Following the successful recital at SOAS, University of London, she started teaching Chinese traditional percussion at SOAS. She was recently featured as the cover of Music Life magazine in China in 2017. 
Kim Noce is an Italian Artist & Filmmaker resident in UK. Her work has been screened in hundreds international film festivals, displayed in art galleries, broadcasted in major TV channels and won several prizes around the world. Kim has directed and animated several independent short films, commissioned short films from funders such as the BBC, Channel 4, HLF and the BFI. She has also created animated installation/performance pieces one of which included at a group show at Tate Britain, Barbican and various galleries and museums around UK. 



I am glad to announce I got selected for the WithTeeth funds to make a new short film. Thanks to the generosity of Withteeth, Nowness, LSFF and C4 Random Act!


In 2016, London Short Film Festival launched With Teeth, a new commissioning fund designed to support boundary-pushing and daring artist moving image work. Designed to prioritise the artists’ vision and to fund independent work that just won’t conform, With Teeth aims to nurture artists with the support to take creative risks.


#WITHTEETH commissions announced

In 2016, LSFF launched WITH TEETH, a new fund supported by Arts Council England National Lottery Funding, designed to champion the short-form auteur and commission new, independent moving image work that just won’t conform.

We launched our inaugural open call back in May and were overwhelmed by the range and originality of the pitches we received. From 200 submissions, 12 projects were shortlisted – each with a unique take on the 2017 theme, possession.

A panel of our pals and industry experts – made up of British Council Film‘s Christine Bardsley, NOWNESS‘ Gavin Humphries and C4 Random Acts‘ Catherine Bray – made the final decisions on the projects we ultimately selected and now, we’re very proud to announce our three #WITHTEETH artist commissions.

Each has been chosen for their distinctive practice, voice and ideas, and will receive a £2000 grant to produce and deliver their moving image work, alongside a world premiere and curated special event at LSFF 2018 and continued industry mentorship.

The three artists selected to receive With Teeth commissions; Zoe Aino, Kim Noce and Tash Tung. Each artist has been chosen for their distinctive practices, voices and ideas. Read more about the artists and their With Teeth projects here:


Kim Noce is an animator that has screened at London Short Film Festival over a number of years. Her short THE EVENING HER MIND JUMPED OUT OF HER HEAD won Best Animation at LSFF in 2017. For With Teeth, Kim will make “an ode for all the mothers choosing to be possessed by love.”


Love in Idleness In Annecy

My film ‘Love in Idleness’  in Annecy Animation Festival 2017  Erotic Animation: La joie de vivre on 14/6 21:30 -16/6 21:00 Thanks to the generosity of

Erotic Animation: Tastes and Colours…: La joie de vivre

An ode to animated representations of sexual desire with La joie de vivre section of the special programme on erotica.

As part of the special programme Erotic Animation: Tastes and Colours…, the Festival brings you some carnal respite with a selection of sexy shorts.

With La joie de vivre, (the title of a short dating back to 1934 that illustrates an aerial ballet by two disrobed nymphs), take pleasure in films that playfully and sometimes sarcastically celebrate sexual desire. You’ll enjoy a whimsical version of Snow White, interpreted by the first icon of erotica on the screen, Betty Boop (Betty Boop in Snow White, 1933); the idyll of a bashful princess who finds refuge in an introverted musician’s bass cello case (Story of the Bass Cello, 1949); Kim Noce extol the erotic Shakespeare  in love in Idleness, and an erotic and musical fantasy with Carnival of Animals (2006).

These fanciful and unconventional shorts can be seen as a declaration of love for ecstasy and pleasure.


Speaking at Monstra


Steve Kopian’s review of Love in Idleness in Unseen Film

A wonderful review by  Steve Kopian about Love in idleness

by Kim Noce’s LOVE-IN IDLENESS is a masterpiece. A lovely cinematic representation of a meeting between Bottom and Titania it is a beautiful marriage of music and image

There is nothing here beyond the meeting- but there doesn’t have to be- it perfectly sums up that moment when you meet someone with whom you form an instant connection.

Noce’s notes on the film speak of how the film ties into the story of Bottom and Tatania but I don’t think that reading is really necessary since the film transcends it’s connection to the play A Midsummer Night’s Dream, to become something greater. Like another film from Mew Labs, Shaun Clark’s NECK AND NECK which reduced the story of Othello to its simplest form, LOVE-IN-IDLENESS stands completely on it’s own. While it helps to know who the man with the donkey head is, the emotion and the feeling is simply in the telling. Ultimately this the story of a man and a woman- that one has the head of a donkey and the other is the Queen of the Fairies is irrelevant in matters of the heart. All we need to know is really on the screen- the emotion is human and universal.

Discussing the deeper meaning is pointless. LOVE-IN-IDLENESS is simply a beautiful work of art. It’s a film that works on the viewer not like unlike a great painting or even the object of hearts desire- simply deeply and emotionally. It is a bolt of lightning that illuminates the nature of love.

Noce’s animation style of charcoal on paper is one that leaves behind the eased previous image. The erased marks deepen the emotion since it seems to put everything into a slow motion –stretching out each look, each smile, each touch. It’s as if the characters are vibrating with expectancy or from the touch of their lover. Forgive me, it’s hard to explain but anyone who has ever felt the electric touch of a lover will realize that Noce has captured an image of what that moment is like.

The image is a married to the work of composer Hutch Demouilpied who perfectly creates a mood. As good as Noce’s images are they are deepened by Demouilpied’s music.

This is a truly a masterful film.

Track this one down.

Currently on the festival circuit LOVE-IN-IDLENESS plays this weekend at Monstra the Lisbon Animation Film Festival as part of their erotic shorts collection.

Unseen Films: Love-in-Idleness (2016)

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Love In idleness at Monstra

My film ” Love in Idleness” will be screening at Monstra Triple X | Lisbon Animated Film Festival on the 18 March … in the naughty session!



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