Art Lessons

German director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck returns with his third film, the Oscar-nominated ‘Never Look Away’, starring Tom Schilling and Sebastian Koch.

Immersive Encounters

At the crossroads of film and interactive theatre, Secret Cinema returns with James Bond movie, Casino Royale. The secret’s out with this one, but the events are yet to be revealed.

Threadbare Horror

Peter Strickland is the British filmmaker behind Katalin Varga, Berbarian Sound Studio and The Duke of Burgundy. He returns with In Fabric, starring Marianne Jean-Baptiste.

5 to See: This Weekend

ASFF selects new films heading for UK screens. Featuring new works from Danny Boyle and Peter Strickland, the films cover a range of emotive tales of love, loss and family.

ASFF 2019: Industry Marketplace

New to 2019, BAFTA-Qualifying ASFF introduces the Industry Marketplace. The first event of its kind in the UK, it is a platform for attendees and delegates to engage with key organisations.

5 to See: This Weekend

ASFF selects five new films, telling stories of immigration, occupation and asylum, and exploring themes of identity, love, isolation and racism.

Seeking Shelter

The title suggests something Biblical, a watery wrath visited upon inhabitants by a vengeful God. But Anthony Woodley’s ‘The Flood’ deals with a very modern-day crisis – that of refugees.

EIFF 2019: Preview

The world’s longest continually-running film festival, the EIFF is back for its 72nd edition with its usual mix of lively movies, guest appearances and panel events.

5 to See: This Weekend

One documentary and four features, these films will transport you to different worlds – from asylum seekers in modern-day France to a rambunctious family in upstate New York.

Perilous Ambitions

Canadian director Kim Nguyen (‘Two Lovers and a Bear’, ‘Eye On Juliet’) returns with ‘The Hummingbird Project’, a fictional hi-tech tale that grips from the very beginning.

Changing the Feed

Naziha Arebi’s ‘Freedom Fields’ follows three female footballers and their team over five years in post-revolution Libya. These accidental activists offer a glimpse into hope and sacrifice.

Government Regimes

Waad Al-Kateab started documenting Aleppo’s revolution against the government regime in 2011. ‘For Sama’ comprises five years of footage. Screening at Sheffield Doc/Fest 2019.


Inspired by the spate of acid attacks that have plagued Britain in recent times, Dirty God could so easily be an exploitative feature. Instead, it’s a drama that truly gets under the skin.

June Previews: Netflix and Amazon

What’s new to the world of streaming? ASFF takes in the new shows on Netflix and Amazon, from Nicolas Winding Refn’s Too Old To Die Young to the new season of Black Mirror.

Questioning Industry

In conversation with ASFF, director Christopher Quinn discusses Eating Animals, an adaptation of Jonathan Safran Foer’s book about the industrial system of factory farming.

Searching for Truth

Tim Travers Hawkins’ XY Chelsea follows the true story of whistleblower and ex-soldier Chelsea Manning. The director discusses the film, exploring ideas of identity and surveillance.

Personal Tragedies

Short movies can often be a launchpad into a feature filmmaking career, though its rare to see it evolve in the way it has for Thunder Road, developed from Jim Cummings’ 2016 film.

Historical Upheaval

László Nemes is the Hungarian-born filmmaker who began his career as Béla Tarr’s assistant during the making of The Man From London. He returns with Sunset, starring Juli Jakab.

5 to See: This Weekend

ASFF selects new films from across Europe and America that will be making it onto UK screens. Featuring protagonists following obsessions and new work from director László Nemes.

Interstellar Journeys

Joaquín Cambre’s coming-of-age drama, A Trip to the Moon, centres around teenager Tomas, who distracts himself from academic challenges with his interest in astronomy and space travel.