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The shifting relationship between a single dad and his teenage daughter.
A cab driver and his dispatcher converse, but each seems to be keeping secrets.
A man with Asperger's syndrome falls in love and has to face his girlfriend's disapproving family.
A recent graduate takes a nowhere job at his local amusement park and discovers it's perfect preparation for the real world.
A look at a best man's plight from the inside out.
Biopic/ documentary hybrid about Ethiopian marathon runner Abebe Bikila.
Abstract short considers life in flux.
Indie comedy about a couple who go on a road trip to help them decide where is best to bring up baby.
Two lazy social workers who reluctantly agree to reunite the cast of a legendary amateur Bollywood musical.
Eight years after moving from Russia to Germany, 17-year-old Olja spends her summer holidays with her grandmother in a Russian village.
A woman dreams of escape from her remote Canadian town.
Celebration of creative energy in anti-festival venues that give music back to those who appreciate its anarchic roots.
A couple whose child has died retreat into the woods and discover very dark things.
Short about a vanishing alien.
A woman is in love with two different men, but can't decide between them.
On a long summer’s day in rural England, two groups of teenagers find a remote hide away where fun and games soon lose their innocence.
People come and go in a Midwestern small town motel.
A look at the mosaic of modern day Jordan.
Showcase of abstract shorts which aim to break new ground in cinematic representation.
Flip books tell the disturbing story of the black dog.
A Slovenian endurance swimmer takes on the Amazon.
A drama which explores the tensions between the white and indigenous cultures of Brazil.
A expose of the Kenya's flower industry and its cruel human toll.
Art world satire.
A documentary exploring the life of russian poet Boris Ryzhy.
Kid on the run with baby son.
Can a schoolgirl offer salvation to a Korean gangster?
A blue-blooded German plots to meet the Queen, leading to a personal crisis.
A woman responds to assault by moving to the countryside and reconstructing an old farmhouse, but her sanity proves fragile.
A small mood-piece on Kensington's famous landmark - Trellick Tower
In a magic kingdom beyond the wardrobe four children, with a lion's army, do battle with a white witch.
Exploring the relationship between colours and the words we use to describe them.
Having found what appears to be a safe refuge in an old church, two strangers struggle to maintain an already fractured relationship.
The farmer's daughter and a talkative spider try to save the life of the smallest piglet in the barn.
Acidic middle-class drama set in Calcutta.
An odd musical troupe for a farmer's wife
Black comedy about a comedian whose past is unearthed.
Romanian drug trafficking and young infatuation.
A serial killer tries to juggle his hobby, his girlfriend and his job.
Improvised mockumentary about rock and roll - shot in five days.
An unpublished author embarks on an unusual relationship after receiving a seemingly random phone call.
An elderly couple are starving in a condemned tenement, trapped by their terror of a creature on the stair.
The prodigal son returns to bury his dead father in a black as night tragi-comedy featuring a friendly elk.
Eight strangers are sitting the final exam for a top-level position... but little do they know the stakes are higher than they imagine.
A hardworking builder bonds with his foreman's daughter.
Short film about the future of employment.
Two furnace stokers are supposed to be burning all the music in the world. But some things just won't burn.
A multi-character view of one family as they deal with everything from bereavement to nicotine withdrawal.
A middle-class teen and her lesbian maid find plans to forge a life together thwarted by a death.
A bored 15-year-old girl collides with her mother's frustrating but charismatic boyfriend.
Edinburgh-based filmmaker creates a road movie like no other.
An introduction to the critics behind US film reviews.
Hard-hitting look at families suffering malnutrition in Brazil.
As a killer stalks and kidnaps beautiful young women, how far will the local detective have to go to stop him?
Pornography is made subject to philosophy in this speculative art film.
A fiftysomething exile becomes the hub of her local community after coming into possession of a telly.
Existentialist low-budget comedy "about one of life's losers".
An ageing actor finally secures the audition of a lifetime. But just how badly does he want the role?
Two thieves break into a farm, but they're not alone.
A fruit collector sparks the wrath of a forest.
Skateboarding inflected pop video.
An abstract journey over the bridge.
Drug-addicted petty criminals try to pull off a major heist.
A young woman dresses up to please her lover - in unusual ways.
A brother fiercely refuses to let his sister marry her fiance - but are his motives rooted in something darker than mere jealousy?
Two old friends take male bonding a little too far.
An elite bomb disposal unit struggles to function in the heart of the Iraq war.
The latest adventures of Manny and company - now with added dinosaurs!
Indiana Jones battles Nazis for the holy grail - with his father in tow.
Documenting how people in a Mexican Indian village cope with death.
A racist provocateur stirs up hatred and violence in a small town in the American South.
Fourth in a series of short film collaborations between electroacoustic composer Dr Tim Howle and the filmmaker.
A romance develops between two rebels without a cause.
A former soldier pays tribute to his comrades let down by the country they have served.
An ageing train driver decides to visit his family and ends up on a road trip through China with his young apprentice.
Three misbegotten strangers stumble into a fateful encounter.
After his mother dies a young boy is forced to work for his estranged dad, facing bullying and rejection in the process.
Animation sees an old lady embroidering her destiny.
What happens when an obssession with junk food goes too far...
A woman is disowned after it is discovered that she has been raped, prompting her to seek revenge.
When a footy star announces a transfer abroad two female fans aim to change his mind... no matter what.
A glimpse into the world of the Nats - an ancient community of Indian street performers.
Documentary about a boy trying to create a new breed of chicken.
A documentary looking at the stars of the Mexican boxing world.
A cleaner reflects on life.
Story of a widow and her sick dad, who live in isolation.
A psychologically damaged soldier returns from war and becomes a chauffeur for her father's prostitutes, finding frienship in an unlikely place.
A get-together takes an unexpected turn after a power cut.
Documentary about a man struggling to come to terms with memories of war and his addictions in a community of homeless veterans
A penny proves a lucky charm for a woman down on her luck.
Remake of the cult horror that sees nature turn predator.
Comic portrait of a family in meltdown.
A servant goes to extreme lengths to stay with the family she's obsessed with - and to get rid of the competition.
Three museum security guards scheme to steal their favourite exhibits rather than let them be moved out of the country.
A cruel prince devotes himself to Satan and lives a life of excess, but just beyond his castle gates lurks a deadly plague.
Coming-of-age drama about a young boy struggling to get by in a rural economy.
Neonoir about a private eye charged with following a man presumed dead after 9/11.
Claymation about the friendship between an eight-year-old Aussie and a 44-year-old New Yorker.
The rise to fame of a violent modern day Robin Hood.
Risk-taking black comedy about a nurse who dishes out S&M to help cure her sense of alienation.
A suicidal man considers the five women he has loved and lost.
Film traces a year of recovery in a family hit by sickness.
Welcome to the wacky world of Nollywood, Nigeria's bustling home-grown movie industry.
Silent nuns speak.
A single dad faces a battle with bureaucrats as he struggles to bring up his daughter.
An old man talks about his life in the Lebanese village of which he is the only remaining occupant.
Young Brazilians train hard in the hope of becoming ballet stars.
A year in the life of a Turkish teacher sent to a rural Kurdish area.
Husband and wife orange farmers deal with cluster bombs in the aftermath of the 33-day War Israel waged against Hezbollah.
Documentary focuses on the hypocritical voting records of closeted gay politicians.
Russian cosmonauts train for the Sputnik launch in a frozen wilderness in Kazakhstan.
A black comedy about the relationship between a woman and a female stalker.
Coming to grips with the Glaswegian dialect...?
A girl whose parents have divorced finds solace with her pets... even the ones in formaldehyde.
A man investigating his sister's early death grows increasingly suspicious in her widower's castle full of bizarre torture devices.
The wife of a Palestinian prisoner searches for freedom.
A radio DJ tries to track the source of a virus which turns people into zombies.
Atari struggles with his useless robot, but his real struggle is more complex.
Documentary focusing on the bizarre requests by the Getty Images picture archive.
A brother and sister experience crises together.
A wife who moves to a retirement community with her much older husband, finds herself on the verge of a breakdown.
Two aging wizards feud over a woman.
A dancer is torn between the man she loves and her obsessive commitment to her craft.
Shakespeare doth zombies.
A boy tries to take back his child from its crack-addicted mother in this part of Channel 4's Coming Up Scheme.
A robot given the gift of life has just one limitation... the length of his cable.
Animation about a compulsive collector.
A woman heads north, trying to avoid the authorities by hiding out at a soap factory.
Man’s place in the history of the Earth, told through hand shadow performance.
Two siblings rival each other inside the world of professional football.
Two cops attempt to rid Hong Kong of murderous ghosts.
Parallel lives spiral out of control.
A divorced mum faces trouble when a military experiment goes wrong.
A revelation threatens to tear apart a 40-year-old marriage.
A young monk goes on an adventure as he tries to help complete an illuminated manuscript.
An experimental retelling of a classic Persian tragedy.
The paths of a Honduran migrant and a gangland youth trying to escape his past cross on the top of a train.
Animated documentary sees two Sudanese children recall time they spent as slaves.
Portrait of French 'outsider' artist Séraphine de Senlis.
Kubrick-inspired animated pop video.
Fly-on-the-wall look inside Vogue.
Thriller showing what happens when three flatmates find and keep a suitcase of money.
A filmic response to the still photograph archive of Stanley Kubrick.
A group of siblings respond to a family tragedy by rejecting adult authority and exercising their own brutal form of justice.
The peace and quiet of B and R is shattered by the advent of war.
A story about a black family in a violent city
Customers tell the filmmaker personal stories in a very public place.
Snapshot of a year in the life of an 11-year-old.
If Ealing were still alive... they'd probably grab this script and run with it!
A historical thriller about Al Capone's bloody war with Bugs Moran.
The relationship between a troubled man and the woman who gives him sexual therapy.
When a town cop is reassigned to a provincial beat, he finds that rather than inflicting order on the locals, they have a disturbing affect on him.
A snapshot of life on the streets of Mumbai, sees a boy try to unite an abandoned baby with its mum.
Laying the dead to rest has never been so much trouble.
A comedy of manners exploring the use of classified ads in small town in Transylvania.
A lonely oddball comes under scrutiny after a child goes missing.
A man whose brother died the previous year tries to help his father to cope.
A toy reveals unexpected powers.
A high-energy look a the world of breakdance.
Two young foreigners find romance in the vibrant, artistic underground of London's East End.
Things get desperate after a prison breakout in Tasmania in 1822.
A couple searching for their missing child find themselves in ever more desperate circumstances.
A brother and sister attempt to repair their relationship and reconcile themselves with the truth about their mother's murder.
Two young men are recruited to develop a tourist attraction celebrating the Irish potato famine.
The outrageous cult story of Jesco White, the dancing outlaw.
Exploration of London's industrial suburbia.
Margot has a crazy leg. She lives in a fascist regime where they shoot people with crazy legs.
James Bond heads off to Japan in Roald Dahl's wacky adaptation.
Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara
Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent
Keeping up appearances Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses
A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle
Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988
The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable