Verdict Shorts

Affirming our commitment to review the finest of world cinema regardless of length, The Film Verdict is proud to announce a new Short Films column which will make its debut during the Sundance Film Festival and will be a notable feature of our IFFR Rotterdam coverage. The reviews will be curated by London-based critic Ben Nicholson (, whose expert opinions have appeared in Sight & Sound, MUBI Notebook, Little White Lies and Hyperallergic. He has programmed for Sheffield Doc/Fest and the London Short Film Festival. In 2019 he founded ALT/KINO which screens, and publishes writing about, experimental film and artists’ moving image.