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

#02

Sunday 17th October, 2021

8:15pm — BFI Southbank, London, UK

BFI London Film Festival

#03

Saturday 6th November, 2021

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

CINECITY Brighton Film Festival

#04

Wednesday 10th November, 2021

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

Leeds International Film Festival

#05

Date to be confirmed

Arts Picturehouse, Cambridge, UK

Cambridge Film Festival

Past screenings

#01

Friday 15th October, 2021

6:00pm — BFI Southbank, London, UK

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

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

Contact charlie@thisisloop.com for bookings and enquiries.