Fragments of hundreds of films from around the world bring together an ensemble cast of actors with one thing in common: each is no longer alive. Together, they contend with a fragile existence lived solely through these traces of their work.

The Afterlight itself exists as a single 35mm film print. Further eroding every time it screens, the film is a living document of its life in circulation. Eventually it will disappear entirely.

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Upcoming screenings

#57

Friday 31st May, 2024

9:30pm — Cinemateca, Lisbon, Portugal

IndieLisboa

Past screenings

#56

Sunday 12th May, 2024

2:00pm — Hyde Park Picture House, Leeds, England

#55

Monday 15th April, 2024

9:00pm — Kino Iluzjon, Warsaw, Poland

Timeless Film Festival

#54

Wednesday 10th April, 2024

4:00pm — Kino Iluzjon, Warsaw, Poland

Timeless Film Festival

#53

Thursday 30th November, 2023

6:30pm — The Ultimate Picture Palace, Oxford, England

#52

Tuesday 21st November, 2023

5:00pm — The Regent, Christchurch, England

#51

Friday 14th July, 2023

5:30pm — Municipal Museum, Marienbad, Czech Republic

Marienbad Film Festival

#50

Saturday 10th June, 2023

9:00pm — BFI Southbank, London, England

BFI Film on Film Festival

#49

Thursday 6th April, 2023

9:15pm — LUX, Nijmegen, Netherlands

Go Short

#48

Wednesday 29th March, 2023

7:30pm — Forum Cinema, Hexham, England

#47

Friday 10th March, 2023

6:00pm — DCA, Dundee, Scotland

#46

Thursday 2nd March, 2023

6:00pm — Showroom Cinema, Sheffield, England

#45

Monday 6th February, 2023

7:30pm — Warwick Student Cinema, Coventry, England

#44

Friday 25th November, 2022

8:30pm — Austrian Film Museum, Vienna, Austria

#43

Tuesday 1st November, 2022

7:30pm — The Grand Illusion, Seattle WA, USA

#42

Monday 24th October, 2022

7:00pm — Yale Film Archive, New Haven CT, USA

#41

Friday 21st October, 2022

7:00pm — Museum of the Moving Image, Queens NY, USA

#40

Saturday 15th October, 2022

2:00pm — Pictureville Cinema, Bradford, England

Widescreen Weekend

#39

Saturday 8th October, 2022

1:30pm — The Chauncey, Iowa City IA, USA

Refocus Film Festival

#38

Friday 7th October, 2022

7:00pm — The Chauncey, Iowa City IA, USA

Refocus Film Festival

#37

Saturday 17th September, 2022

6:00pm — Strand Theatre, Camden ME, USA

Camden International Film Festival

#36

Tuesday 23rd August, 2022

7:30pm — Aero Theatre, Los Angeles CA, USA

#35

Saturday 20th August, 2022

2:00pm — Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney, Australia

#34

Thursday 18th August, 2022

6:30pm — QAGOMA, Brisbane, Australia

#33

Tuesday 9th August, 2022

8:45pm — The Capitol, Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne International Film Festival

#32

Sunday 7th August, 2022

4:15pm — The Kino, Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne International Film Festival

#31

Tuesday 2nd August, 2022

6:45pm — Roxie Theater, San Francisco CA, USA

#30

Sunday 31st July, 2022

5:30pm — Genesis Cinema, London, England

#29

Friday 29th July, 2022

8:30pm — Filmhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland

#28

Wednesday 27th July, 2022

8:30pm — Glasgow Film Theatre, Glasgow, Scotland

#27

Sunday 24th July, 2022

3:00pm — Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle, England

#26

Friday 22nd July, 2022

8:30pm — Watershed, Bristol, England

Cinema Rediscovered

#25

Sunday 17th July, 2022

6:00pm — Chapter, Cardiff, Wales

#24

Thursday 14th July, 2022

6:00pm — HOME, Manchester, England

#23

Sunday 10th July, 2022

6:00pm — Broadway Cinema, Nottingham, England

#22

Wednesday 6th July, 2022

8:00pm — The Electric, Birmingham, England

#21

Sunday 3rd July, 2022

6:20pm — Irish Film Institute, Dublin, Ireland

#20

Saturday 2nd July, 2022

6:15pm — Queen's Film Theatre, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Docs Ireland

#19

Thursday 30th June, 2022

7:30pm — King Street Cinema, Ipswich, England

#18

Wednesday 29th June, 2022

6:20pm — BFI Southbank, London, England

#17

Tuesday 31st May, 2022

7:30pm — George Eastman Museum, Rochester NY, USA

#16

Thursday 26th May, 2022

7:00pm — Amherst Cinema, Amherst MA, USA

Bellwether Series

#15

Tuesday 24th May, 2022

7:00pm — Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus OH, USA

#14

Sunday 22nd May, 2022

8:00pm — Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland OH, USA

#13

Thursday 19th May, 2022

7:00pm — la lumière collective, Montréal, Canada

VISIONS

#12

Monday 16th May, 2022

7:00pm — Revue Cinema, Toronto, Canada

MDFF Selects

#11

Saturday 14th May, 2022

8:00pm — Ragtag Cinema, Columbia MO, USA

#10

Wednesday 11th May, 2022

7:30pm — Northeastern University, Chicago IL, USA

Chicago Film Society

#09

Wednesday 4th May, 2022

7:00pm — Museum of the Moving Image, Queens NY, USA

Prismatic Ground

#08

Thursday 31st March, 2022

9:45pm — Cinemateket, Copenhagen, Denmark

CPH:DOX

#07

Friday 25th March, 2022

5:00pm — Michigan Theatre, Ann Arbor MI, USA

Ann Arbor Film Festival

#06

Friday 4th March, 2022

1:05pm — Campus Theatre, Lewisburg PA, USA

#05

Thursday 25th November, 2021

6:30pm — Arts Picturehouse, Cambridge, England

Cambridge Film Festival

#04

Wednesday 10th November, 2021

5:30pm — Cottage Road Cinema, Leeds, England

Leeds International Film Festival

#03

Saturday 6th November, 2021

3:30pm — Duke of York's Picturehouse, Brighton, England

CINECITY Brighton Film Festival

#02

Sunday 17th October, 2021

8:15pm — BFI Southbank, London, England

BFI London Film Festival

#01

Friday 15th October, 2021

6:00pm — BFI Southbank, London, England

BFI London Film Festival

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The Afterlight exists as a single 35mm film print. Further eroding every time it screens, the film is a living document of its life in circulation. Eventually it will disappear entirely.

1.37:1 / mono / black & white / 82 minutes

A Loop production. Directed and assembled by Charlie Shackleton. Produced by Catherine Bray, Anthony Ing and Charlie Shackleton. Original cinematography by Robbie Ryan. Original music by Jeremy Warmsley. Sound design by Charlie Shackleton. Additional sound by Eleanor McDowall. Mix by Tom Jenkins.

Five stills are available here: one, two, three, four, five

English-language captions (.mp4, 8MB) and audio description (.mp3, 22MB) are also available. These can be downloaded to personal devices and synchronised with any screening of the film.

Contact charlie@loop.film for bookings and enquiries.