2nd - 13th October 2019
The biggest and most star-studded event in the capital's film calendar is back, with a new slate of exciting movies from all over the world - including a few potential awards contenders - lined up to play!
Not sure what to watch this year? Check out our handy guide to this year's best and most essential films.
The biggest new movies leading the charge
The out-of-the-box screenings from special-release docs to one-off big screen events:
The Best Film Award recognises inspiring, inventive and distinctive filmmaking
The Sutherland Award recognises the most original and imaginative directorial debut
The Grierson Award recognises films with integrity, originality, and social or cultural significance
From laugh-out-loud through romantic comedy to dry and understated – humour in all its forms
In-your-face, up-front and arresting: films that take you out of your comfort zone
Sweet, passionate, tough – love is a complex and many splendoured thing
From the mind-altering and unclassifiable to fantasy, sci-fi and horror
Films that channel the electricity of the creative process, celebrating artistic expression in all its forms
Whether it’s the journey or the destination, these films transport you and shift your perspective
Riveting films that amplify, scrutinise, argue and surprise
Nerve-shredders that’ll get your adrenaline pumping and keep you on the edge of your seat
Films for the young... and young at heart.
Films by artists that revolutionise and reshape our vision of cinema
Classic movies that have been revived and restored from the world’s archives.