Films in Create
Films that channel the electricity of the creative process, celebrating artistic expression in all its forms.
Dir-Scr Michel Hazanavicius | France
From the Oscar-winning director of The Artist, a brilliantly realised portrait of France’s maestro director Jean-Luc Godard spiralling into philosophical and romantic crisis.
Read more about Redoubtable
Dir Abbas Kiarostami | Iran-France
Abbas Kiarostami’s final film is an experimental compilation of still images imaginatively brought to life by sound and animation: lyrical, funny, mysterious and often quite magical.
Read more about 24 Frames
Dir Greg Kohs | USA
It’s man versus machine in this absorbing documentary chronicling the epic contest between Google DeepMind’s computer program AlphaGo and reigning Go world champion Lee Sedol.
Read more about Alphago
Dir-Scr Paul Wright | UK
Paul Wright (For Those in Peril) constructs a beautiful paean to the land, set to a soundtrack by Will Gregory and Adrian Utley.
Read more about Arcadia
Dir-Scr Jung Yoon-suk | South Korea
“Grandma our roof is leaking / Don’t worry son, Twitter will save us!” Korean punks Bamseom Pirates take on the world in this anarchic documentary.
Read more about Bamseom Pirates Seoul Inferno
Dir Sandrine Bonnaire | France
Actor and director Sandrine Bonnaire paints an intimate and tender portrait of cultural icon Marianne Faithfull’s burning creativity and incredible life story.
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Dir-Scr Alain Gomis | France-Senegal-Belgium-Germany-Lebanon
This Berlin Film Festival Grand Jury Prize-winner weaves a story around a resilient Kinshasa singer who has to fight for her child’s survival.
Read more about Félicité
Dir Tony Zierra | USA
A fascinating account of working alongside Stanley Kubrick – by one of his closest collaborators.
Read more about Filmworker
Dir-Scr Karam Gill | USA
The story of G Funk, the funky, melodic form of hip hop that conquered the world. The rhythm is the bass and the bass is the treble...
Read more about G Funk
Dir Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman | UK-Poland
The first ever fully painted feature film takes us through the last days of Vincent Van Gogh.
Read more about Loving Vincent
Dir-Scr Julian Rosefeldt | Germany-Australia
Cate Blanchett gives a tour-de-force performance in this kaleidoscopic trip through the art manifestos of the 20th century.
Read more about Manifesto
Dir Susanna Nicchiarelli | Italy-Belgium
Danish actress and singer Trine Dyrholm astounds as iconic performer Nico in this fascinating biopic.
Read more about Nico, 1988
Dir Anne Fontaine | France
Finnegan Oldfield stars as a young gay man desperate to break away, in this stirring drama from director Anne Fontaine (The Innocents).
Read more about Reinventing Marvin
Dir Pat Collins | Ireland-Canada
A formally audacious account of the life and times of traditional Irish folk singer Joe Heaney, combining ‘fictional’ drama, documentary footage and musical sequences.
Read more about Song of Granite
Short films programmes
Take another look at British animation with this genre-hopping, whistle-stop tour of an animated century of surprises. All newly remastered by the BFI National Archive, this selection of shorts salutes the independence, innovation and irreverence of generations of British animation talent.
Read more about From Jealous Dolls to Brutish Bulldogs