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Showing in First Features

Some of the most original and exciting work comes from first-time filmmakers, here we’ve rounded up all the first features in the festival for you.

Sat 09 Nov / 1:30pm

Duke of York's


East Side Story (35mm)

The Iron Curtain musical is an overlooked phenomenon but this fascinating and highly entertaining documentary explores the little-known genre and features extracts from myriad musicals... Read more

Sat 09 Nov / 2pm



Outside the City

The monks of Mt St Bernard Abbey are a community of 25 men, half of them over 80 years old. This beautifully filmed documentary follows... Read more

Sun 10 Nov / 3pm

Duke of York's


An engaging portrait of a woman rebuilding her life after it has been completely dismantled, Alice is a blistering showcase for actress Emilie Piponnier in... Read more

Mon 11 Nov / 8pm

The Old Market



A gutsy, psychedelic and unforgettable debut from a promising new queer voice.  Co-director Mark Blane also stars as Mark, a young gay misfit who moves... Read more

Mon 11 Nov / 8:30pm



An authentic and heart-warming love story as a young couple struggle to manage personal hardship at the start of their blossoming relationship. This impressive debut... Read more

Wed 13 Nov / 6:30pm

Duke of York's

The Juniper Tree

A heartbreakingly fresh-faced, Björk stars in Nietzchka Keene’s mystical and haunting fairytale, lavishly restored for this long-awaited re-issue. Filmed in rich monochrome, the film draws... Read more

Sat 16 Nov / 1:30pm

Duke of York's


Days of the Bagnold Summer

Gloomy 15-year-old Daniel (Earl Cave) has a couple of things to sustain him; his beloved Metallica and the prospect of spending the summer in Florida... Read more

Sat 16 Nov / 3:45pm

Dukes at Komedia


Perfect 10 + Q&A

An aspiring teen gymnast’s world is turned upside down with the arrival of the half-brother she never knew she had.  14-year-old Leigh (impressive newcomer Frankie... Read more