Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

We're looking forward to 2021 and will soon be revealing more about what's in store for the film festival this year.

You Told Us ... and We're Listening
Oualid Mouaness' film 1982 featured in the 2020 film festival

You Told Us ... and We're Listening

Our 2020 audience survey was the most in-depth survey we have ever done. Thanks to those who took the time to tell us about their experiences with the film festival in 2020. Of those who responded, 80% watched films online or in a cinema and of those who watched online, 74% rated the experience as excellent or very good. Overall, half said they watched fewer films than in the past, but 27% watched more, and many online viewers said they hoped we would continue with an online format in the future. The opportunity to experience international cinema, and a specially selected/curated programme of films topped the list of what was important to you about the film festival, while experiencing different culture and communities, and exposure to new ideas and experiences were also important.

The 2020 festival has ended

Stay tuned for future announcements

Our sessions have concluded—we hope you enjoyed this year’s selections. What next?

Share your experiences over at Letterboxd and Flicks, or explore our archives.

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