Aberdeen
Three generations of a well-to-do family face the burdens and pleasures of daily life in Hong Kong.
Atlas
Nocturnal images of prostitutes and recorded monologues in which they speak of their lives.
Au Revoir L'Été
Rites of passage drama about a youngster on a summer break with her family.
Ana Arabia
Drama considering peaceful co-existence in Jaffa.
The Anomaly
A former soldier is taken captive and awakens in the back of a van to learn he only has a few moments to figure out how he got there.
Apparition
Family secrets come home to roost.
As He Lay Falling
Tensions simmer after a Greek emigre takes work at a Highland croft.
Beloved Sisters
Two sisters both fall for the same man - poet Friedrich Schiller.
Cailleach
Portrait of a crofter.
Castles In The Sky
The story of the Scottish engineer and developer of radar Robert Watson-Watt.
#chicagoGirl: The Social Network Takes on a Dictator
Documentary about one youngster's social activism as she leads Syrian protests from her US suburban bedroom.
Club Sandwich
A teenage boy experiences first love while holidaying with his mother.
Coherence
A group of old friends gather for dinner... gather for dinner... gather for dinner...
Cold In July
After killing a home intruder, a small town Texas man's life unravels into a dark underworld of corruption and violence.
Culloden
Tale of the historic battle - emphasising the plight of the Highlanders.

D

A Dangerous Game
The follow-up to the award-winning You’ve Been Trumped, exploring American property developer Donald Trump’s incursion into Scotland.
Dreileben 2: Don't Follow Me Around
A police psychologist renews old acquaintances when she is drafted in to help small town police find an escaped convict.
Directed By Tweedie
The filmmaker's grandfather learns about films by making one.
Doc Of The Dead
A documentary exploring the zombie genre.
Falling Star
A hallucinatory look into the brief reign of the Spanish King Amadeo I of Savoy in the early 1870s.
Finsterworld
Generations of the Sandberg family are revealed through loosely connected strands.
Final Whistle
Drama about a documentarian who becomes involved with one of her subjects.
Finding Vivian Maier
Documentary about the street photographer who only became famous after her death.
Fish And Cat
A menacing pair descend on a campsite where a group of college kids have gathered for a kite-flying festival.
A Fuller Life
Tribute to maverick American filmmaker Samuel Fuller.
Galore
A dramatic love triangle set against the backdrop of raging bushfires. The summer nights hardly cool off and the parties keep getting wilder. Falling in love for the first time is a mysterious thing and here lies the danger for Billie, Danny and Laura.
Garnet’s Gold
Documentary about a man's quest for treasure and spirituality.
The Green Inferno
A group of college activists are taken hostage in the Peruvian jungle.
Hellion
An alcoholic father struggles to keep his adolescent son out of jail and give him a better life.
Hide And Seek
Four young people move into a remote house together to experiment with non-monogamy.
Home
The discovery of a grandmother she never knew she had prompts a life-change for a twentysomething.
Home From Home - Chronicle Of A Vision
A man in a Prussian village dreams of escape to South America.
Honeymoon
Two newlyweds find their relationship tested in a house by the lake.
A House In Berlin
After a woman inherits an old house in Berlin, she starts to piece together its history.
The House Of Magic
An abandoned kitten finds refuge in a magician's house that is filled with talking animals and animated objects
Hyena
The story of a corrupt cop caught up in the London crime scene.

I

Ice Poison
A young farmer becomes a drugs courier in a bid to make ends meet.
The Incomplete
A documentary portrait of a self-described gay slave.
The Infinite Man
What would happen if you could rewrite the past - again?
In Order Of Disappearance
Vengeance thriller.
Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy?
Hand drawn animation illustrating a series of interviews with philosopher Noam Chomsky.
I Am Tom Moody
A peek inside the mind of a singer with musician's block.
Jack
A boy and his younger brother go in search of their mum after she disappears.
Joe
When an ex-con meets a teenager who looks to him for inspiration, he has to decide, once and for all, what to do with his life.
Journey To The West
A slow-moving Buddhist monk acquires a follower on the streets of Marseille.
Joy Of Man's Desiring
Humans' relationship with machinery.
Letters From The South
A portmanteau film about six cross-cultural encounters.
Let Us Prey
Held in a remote police station, a mysterious stranger takes over the minds and souls of everyone inside.
Liar's Dice
A woman goes in search of her missing husband.
Life After Beth
Beth dying makes life hard. Beth coming back makes it harder.

M

Manakamana
Life in a cable car that carries pilgrims and tourists to and from a mountain top temple in Nepal.
Medeas
Tensions rise in the family of a dairy farmer.
Monkey Love Experiments
A misguided monkey believes he is destined for the moon.
A Most Wanted Man
Thriller about the war on terror.
My Accomplice
Boy meets girl on a rail replacement bus.
My Name Is Salt
Documentary about salt production.
My Red Shoes
A family portrait set against the backdrop of the Iranian Revolution.
The Nut Job
Animation about an exiled squirrel and his plan to raid a nut store.
N - The Madness Of Reason
Drawing connections between European adventurer Raymond Borremans and present-day Africa.
Perfect Garden
A surreal and visceral journey into human desire.
Pierrot Lunaire
A transgender cabaret performer falls tragically in love with a young woman.
Palo Alto
Snapshot of teenage angst.

R

Scintilla
Trouble lurks in an underground military research facility.
September
Anna, a taciturn 30-something, lives in a small flat with her dog Manu, who means everything to her. After a distressing incident which disrupts her life, Anna attaches herself to the family of Sofia, a happily married woman and mother of two children.
Set Fire To The Stars
A semi-biographical drama depicting the life of Dylan Thomas.
The Skeleton Twins
A restless young woman reconnects with her brother while he is recovering from a suicide attempt.
Snowpiercer
In a future where a failed global-warming experiment kills off most life on the planet, a class system evolves aboard the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe via a perpetual-motion engine.
Something, Anything
A sudden tragedy leads a newlywed to abandon her life.
Sorrow And Joy
Filmmaker Johannes and his wife, schoolteacher Signe, try to come to terms with unspeakable grief.
Star Wars: Episode 5 - The Empire Strikes Back
Superior sequel, to Lucas's space hit.
Stations Of The Cross
The story of a teenager whose family are Catholic fundamentalists.
Still Life
A council worker looks for the next of kin of those found dead and alone.
Tony Benn: Will And Testament
Portrait of the long-time Labour MP.
To Kill A Man
A man is pushed to the limit by a thug who badly injures his son.
The Uprising
Explores the 2011 Arab Spring through Youtube footage.

V

Virunga
Documentary charting the dangers that threaten the last home of the mountain gorillas... and those who look after them.
We'll Never Have Paris
Romantic comedy sees a man try to win back his girlfriend.
We Are Monster
Drama based on the tragic real-life case of an Asian teenager brutally murdered at a UK young offenders institution.
We Gotta Get Out Of This Place
Three Texas teenager get embroiled in the world of a local gangster.
What Now? Remind Me
The director muses on 20 years of life with HIV.
Wolfy, The Incredible Secret
A young wolf and his best friend, a rabbit, go in search of his heritage in a country of carnivorous hunters
X/Y
Restless New Yorkers try to find happiness.
Zip & Zap And The Marble Gang
A group of kids rebel against strict rules at their school.
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