Buddha Collapsed Out Of Shame is among the films screening Buddha Collapsed Out Of Shame is among the films screening

Subtitled 'The Great Game', a name applied by Rudyard Kipling to the military conflicts which took place over strategically important Afghanistan, this festival looks at how centuries of war have affected the country's people and their culture, but it also celebrates the energy and diversity of Afghan life. It includes nine film premieres, plus several visits by leading Afghan directors keen to talk to audiences about their work.

View Complete Schedule

Box office and information

Afghan Latest Reviews

The Boy Who Plays On The Buddhas Of Bamiyan
The Boy Who Plays On The Buddhas Of Bamiyan
An optimistic documentary following a refugee family who live in a cave besides the ruins of the giant Buddha statues blown up by the Taliban.
Cabal In Kabul
Cabal In Kabul
A documentary about life in Afghanistan.
Kabuli Kid
Kabuli Kid
A Kabul taxi driver finds himself looking after an abandoned baby.
Afghan Star
Afghan Star
Four hopefuls compete to become pop idols in post-Taliban Afghanistan.
Buddha Collapsed Out Of Shame
Buddha Collapsed Out Of Shame
A little girl's attempt to go to school reveals the plight of many in modern Afghanistan.
Joy Of Madness
Joy Of Madness
Fourteen-year-old Iranian girl shoots a documentary about the making of a film in Afghanistan.
In This World
In This World
Docudramatic journey of two Afghan refugees from the Pakistan border to London.
Kandahar
Kandahar
A woman returns to Afghanistan to save her suicidal sister.
News

Venice 2015: The state of independents Looking For Grace, The Daughter, Equals, The Childhood Of A Leader

Venice 2015: Peak viewing Reports on Everest, Black Mass, Spotlight and The Danish Girl.

Moving on up Anna Rose Holmer on adolescence, gender identity and self-determination in The Fits.

Scaling the heights with Everest Deauville opening night premiere

More news and features

Playing Now

Eye For Film continues to support festivals both locally and across the world. At the moment, we're covering:

Abertoir

DOC NYC
America's largest documentary film showcase

Made In Prague
20th anniversary of the celebration of Czech film and arts.

French Film Festival
Celebration of Francophone film in the UK

Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival

In the Archive


Archive of festival coverage.

Daily diary and reviews from 2005-2015.

Coverage of the lynchpin German festival.