Tales to transport you into other realities.
Fancy something a little different? Our new Discovery Passes are designed to help you explore the hidden treasures in our programme. Carefully curated by our programmers, it’s a way of discovering the Festival treats you might have otherwise missed.
To make them extra-tempting, these films are available for the special price of three for £30.
Just choose any three films from our curated selections and use the code DISCOVER before adding seats to your basket. The ‘Discovery Pass’ price will then become available to select.
Dir-Scr Arshad Khan | Canada
A kaleidoscopic personal documentary in the vein of Sarah Polley’s Stories We Tell, exploring family dynamics, emerging sexuality and Pakistani-Canadian identity.
Read more about Abu
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-Prod Chang-yong Moon, Jin Jeon | South Korea
Beautiful scenery abounds in this documentary about a reincarnated boy and a monk embarking on an adventurous journey from India to Tibet.
Read more about Becoming Who I Was
Dir Michael Woodward | UK-USA
Leave your fear of heights at home before venturing to this exhilarating documentary, where six women take part in some vertiginous direct action.
Read more about The Climb
Dir-Scr Everardo González | Mexico
The horror of Mexico’s drug war is revealed through the shattering first-hand testimonies of both victims and perpetrators in this astonishing documentary by Everardo González.
Read more about Devil’s Freedom
Dir-Prod Joshua Bonnetta, J P Sniadecki | USA
A visually striking and experimental anthropological essay about border crossings in the Sonoran Desert.
Read more about El mar la mar
Dir Steven Eastwood | UK
A haunting, deeply moving documentary set among terminally ill cancer patients.
Read more about Island
Dir-Scr Alex Gibney | USA-UK
No Stone Unturned is a suspenseful and profoundly effective true crime investigation from Academy-Award winning documentarian Alex Gibney.
Read more about No Stone Unturned
Dir-Scr Sonia Kronlund | France-Germany-Qatar
A rousing behind-the-scenes account of the life of Salim Shaheen, Afghanistan’s most prolific actor/director, and a one-man charisma-bomb.
Read more about The Prince of Nothingwood
Dir-Prod Carlo Guillermo Proto | Canada-Chile
A family of blind buskers in Montreal attempt to come to terms with the loss of a loved one in this poignant award-winning documentary.
Read more about Resurrecting Hassan
Dir Denis Côté | Canada-Switzerland-France
Body-builders as you’ve never seen them before, in all their vulnerability and away from artificial glamour.
Read more about A Skin So Soft
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