Salon des Refusés is a subversive experiment in short film curation with a simple philosophy: we only screen films that have been rejected by other festivals. Our aim is to highlight the subjectivity of the programming process by drawing attention to the many superb shorts which we feel deserve to be celebrated and showcased, but have been denied entry to mainstream film festivals.
Salon des Refusés offers an alternative and provocative space to view these ‘refusés’, forming a cinematic subculture which revels in the diversity of the cinematic form. We accept documentaries, animations, fiction and experimental films from anywhere in the world - as long as they’re less than an hour long.
We have previously guest-curated strands at Flatpack Festival, East End Film Festival, and the London Short Film Festival, among others.
About the Salon team:
Chloe Roddick is a freelance film journalist, programmer and festival producer currently based in Mexico City. Her credits include: Festival Internacional de Cine de Morelia, Birds Eye View, London Short Film Festival, The Edinburgh International Film Festival and the BFI London Film Festival. Her writing has been featured in Sight & Sound and Little White Lies.
Kirsty Dootson is a doctoral student in Film Studies at Yale University and is currently based in Connecticut. She has previously worked for the Edinburgh International Film Festival, the BFI London Film Festival, Future Shorts, Rich Mix Cinema and British Council Film. Her writing has been featured in The New Inquiry.