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Film programme

238 films. From 57 countries. 16 cinemas. 12 days. One Festival.

GalasGalas

Join us on the red carpet for our Gala screenings and special presentations.

Galas screenings

Official CompetitionOfficial Competition

The Best Film Award recognises inspiring, inventive and distinctive filmmaking.

Films in Official Competition

First Feature CompetitionFirst Feature Competition

The Sutherland Award recognises the most original and imaginative directorial debut.

Films in First Feature Competition

Documentary CompetitionDocumentary Competition

The Grierson Award recognises films with integrity, originality, and social or cultural significance.

Films in Documentary Competition

Short Film CompetitionShort Film Competition

The Short Film Award recognises short form works with a unique cinematic voice and a confident handling of chosen theme and content.

Films in Short Film Competition

LoveLove

Sweet, passionate, tough – love is a complex and many splendoured thing.

Films in Love

DebateDebate

Riveting films that amplify, scrutinise, argue and surprise.

Films in Debate

DareDare

In-your-face, up-front and arresting: films that take you out of your comfort zone.

Films in Dare

LaughLaugh

From laugh-out-loud through romantic comedy to dry and understated – humour in all its forms.

Films in Laugh

ThrillThrill

Nerve-shredders that’ll get your adrenalin pumping and keep you on the edge of your seat.

Films in Thrill

CultCult

From the mind-altering and unclassifiable to fantasy, sci-fi and horror.

Films in Cult

JourneyJourney

Whether it’s the journey or the destination, films to transport you and shift your perspective.

Films in Journey

SonicSonic

Music-inspired films and events that will leave you dancing in the aisles.

Films in Sonic

FamilyFamily

Films for all ages.

Films in Family

ExperimentaExperimenta

Experimental cinema and artists’ film and video.

Films in Experimenta

TreasuresTreasures

Revived and restored from the world’s archives.

Films in Treasures

Festival calendar

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All films and events
Directors A-Z
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