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Each year we take you on adventures in world cinema but we also like to stay close to home and present the very best in homegrown talent as well

Fri 05 Nov / 8:45pm

Duke of York's

Ali & Ava

Nurturing and loving teaching assistant Ava (Claire Rushbrook) and fun and warm property manager Ali (Adeel Akhtar) meet and begin an unlikely romance. She is... Read more

Sat 06 Nov / 3:30pm

Duke of York's

U

The Afterlight

A ghostly collage of black & white films from the first half of the 20th Century cut together in sequences reminiscent of the most precious... Read more

Sun 07 Nov / 6pm

Depot

Cow

An observation of the daily life of two dairy cows, tracking from birth to death and day to night, occurrences on a farm. The camera... Read more

Mon 08 Nov / 8:30pm

Fabrica

15

CINECITY OPEN

A programme of locally made short dramas, documentaries and animation selected from open submissions to the festival. (THE LOST FOUND) BOY MAN BUNNY DIR: DANIEL... Read more

Mon 08 Nov / 5:30pm

Fabrica

15

CINECITY OPEN

A programme of locally made short dramas, documentaries and animation selected from open submissions to the festival. (THE LOST FOUND) BOY MAN BUNNY DIR: DANIEL... Read more

Mon 08 Nov / 7:45pm

Depot

CLAY & BONE

This poetic documentary from director Brian McClave (co-director of A Year in an English Garden) examines the Crossrail Project, a new 73-mile railway line which... Read more

Tue 09 Nov / 8:30pm

Fabrica

15

CINECITY: NEW VOICES

A selection of short films from local film-makers aged 16-25 selected from open submissions.   ME, MYSELF AND ID DIR: CHANDLER THORNBER. 5 MINS. In... Read more

Tue 09 Nov / 6pm

Fabrica

15

CINECITY: NEW VOICES

A selection of short films from local film-makers aged 16-25 selected from open submissions.   ME, MYSELF AND ID DIR: CHANDLER THORNBER. 5 MINS. In... Read more

Tue 09 Nov / 6:30pm

Duke of York's

15

Maisie

In Lee Cooper’s debut documentary feature, we follow ‘Maisie Trollette’, alter-ego of Britain’s oldest Drag Artist David Raven, whose 85th birthday is fast approaching. A... Read more

Wed 10 Nov / 6:30pm

Duke of York's

U

Ghost Amber

Blending animation, documentary, archive material and fantasy elements, Ghost Amber is a poetic reflection on the slow vanishing of analogue film. Shot in Taiwan, Europe... Read more

Thu 11 Nov / 8:15pm

Depot

Record

Record opens with a quote from Michel Foucault “maybe the target is not to discover who we are but reject what we are”. Tracing her... Read more

Fri 12 Nov / 8:30pm

Duke of York's

The Electrical Life of Louis Wain

Benedict Cumberbatch performs with panache as Louis Wain in this colourful and charming, unconventional biopic of the eccentric Victorian-era London artist. Sole breadwinner for his... Read more

Sat 13 Nov / 2:45pm

Depot

U

EXPLORING: THE MOON AND THE SLEDGEHAMMER

This year marks the 50th anniversary of The Moon and the Sledgehammer, a documentary dedicated to the Page family who lived off-grid in a six-acre... Read more

Sun 14 Nov / 5pm

Depot

Home Movie (2020)

When Caroline Pick moved home in 2012, she discovered a pile of film cans that had been stored, unopened, in a wardrobe for over 5... Read more

Sun 14 Nov / 8:30pm

Duke of York's

The Souvenir Part II

In the first chapter of The Souvenir we saw Julie, a film student based on Hogg’s own early life, fall in love and start a... Read more