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Festival programme page
This page lists all the film strands in the festival programme – the main homepage CTA leads to this page. Each strand groups a number of screenings.
The strands can be prioritised and grouped as follows:
- Headline galas
- Strand galas
- Special Presentations
- Official Competition
- First Feature Competition
- Documentary Competition
- Short Film Competition
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The Best Film Award recognises inspiring, inventive and distinctive filmmaking.
The Sutherland Award recognises the most original and imaginative directorial debut.
The Grierson Award recognises films with integrity, originality, and social or cultural significance.
The Short Film Award recognises short form works with a unique cinematic voice and a confident handling of chosen theme and content.
Sweet, passionate, tough – love is a complex and many splendoured thing.
Riveting films that amplify, scrutinise, argue and surprise.
From laugh-out-loud to dry and understated – humour in all its forms.
In-your-face, up-front and arresting: films that take you out of your comfort zone.
Nerve-shredders that’ll get your adrenaline pumping and keep you on the edge of your seat.
From the mind-altering and unclassifiable to fantasy, sci-fi and horror.
Whether it’s the journey or the destination, films to transport you and shift your perspective.
Films that channel the electricity of the creative process, celebrating artistic expression in all its forms.
Films for the young... and young at heart.
Films and videos by artists who transform our experience of seeing moving images.
Revived and restored from the world’s archives.
Exclusive talks from leading filmmakers and creatives.