Festival 2020

18th CINECITY Brighton Film Festival

CINECITY returns for our 18th edition in November – and not surprisingly things are a little different this year.

We have joined forces with other leading regional film festivals to present AMPLIFY! – a new online festival which will be available right across the UK.

This celebration of cinema supported by the BFI will run online from 6-22 November alongside a select number of CINECITY screenings at the Depot, Lewes. These kick off with a special preview of Chloé Zhao’s award-winning Nomadland – see the full programme of physical screenings here.

AMPLIFY! is a collaboration between CINECITY and Bath, Cambridge and Cornwall Film Festivals, created in response to these unprecedented times. We wanted to continue bringing ‘Adventures in World Cinema’ to the loyal audiences who have supported CINECITY over many years and also to reach new ones across the UK.

It seems a lifetime ago that we opened CINECITY 2019 with The Lighthouse and brought audiences advance previews of Portrait of a Lady on Fire, And Then We Danced, Days of the Bagnold Summer, Rocks, Knives Out, The Nightingale and many more.

The first raft of titles for AMPLIFY! 2020 will be announced on Wednesday 14 October with more to follow in the run-up to 6 November.  The programme is F-Rated with at least 50% of the programme directed by female film-makers. We also continue to shine a spotlight on new directors with first features comprising much of the programme. There are many more debuts from local film-makers; NEW VOICES supported by Screen and Film School Brighton, is a showcase for young film-making talent and CINECITY OPEN is a programme of short films selected from open submissions to the festival.

Click here to view the full programme and book tickets

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