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Daphne: Directors Q&A

Director Peter Mackie Burns discusses Daphne, his striking drama which follows the life of an early-thirties Londoner who goes off the rails after witnessing a random act of violence.

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Philip French Annual Memorial Lecture 2017: Mark Kermode

Philip French Annual Memorial Lecture 2017: Mark Kermode
The Philip French Annual Memorial Lecture sees a key figure in the film world reflect on the qualities film critic French stood for, to examine current developments in film culture and the role of film critics today. 2017's lecture was given by writer and broadcaster Mark Kermode.

Mindhorn: Julian Barrett in Conversation

Mindhorn: Julian Barrett in Conversation
Following a screening of off-the-wall British comedy Mindhorn, Actor and Writer Julian Barratt (Mighty Boosh) talks about the writing and making of the film, how it came together and the long journey involved.

Free Fire: Director's Q&A

Free Fire: Director's Q&A
Director Ben Wheatley discusses Free Fire, his 2017 all-guns-blazing '70s crime caper.

Ken Loach Q&A

Ken Loach Q&A
Ken Loach takes questions from the audience on filmmaking, politics, censorship, his influences and his extraordinary body of work.

Wishing on a Star - Fresh 4 in conversation

Wishing on a Star - Fresh 4 in conversation
Suv, Krust, Flynn and singer Lizz E in conversation discussing their musical past, present and future.

Carol: Producer's Intro and Q&A

Carol: Producer's Intro and Q&A
A Q&A with leading UK film producer Elizabeth Karlsen on the passions and struggles of producing a film.

A Syrian Love Story: Director's Q&A

A Syrian Love Story: Director's Q&A
A revelatory Q&A session with the director of A Syrian Love Story.

Ursula Meier and John Parish in conversation

Ursula Meier and John Parish in conversation
Filmmaker Ursula Meier and musician John Parish on their collaboration and the importance of music and sound in the filmmaking process.

Desert Island Flicks - Carol Morley

Desert Island Flicks - Carol Morley
In this talk, writer and director Carol Morley proves why she is one of the most daring, honest and exciting talents in the UK.

Theeb Director's Intro and Q&A

Theeb Director's Intro and Q&A
Theeb director Naji Abu Nowar discusses his film set in the Arabian Desert of 1916.

Inspired to Ride Q&A

Inspired to Ride Q&A
Hear from Mike Hall, rider in the 2014 Trans Am bike race across the breadth of America.

Come The Revolution... The Story of Michael X Intro and Panel Discussion

Come The Revolution... The Story of Michael X Intro and Panel Discussion

Caring About Dying: Still Alice Intro

Caring About Dying: Still Alice Intro
Hear a palliative care professional introduce the film Still Alice, that deals with death and dying.

Filmic: The Brothers Johnson in Conversation

Filmic: The Brothers Johnson in Conversation
Director Gerard Johnson and The The Musician and Composer Matt Johnson discuss the connections between film and music

Tales of The Grim Sleeper Directors's Q&A

Tales of The Grim Sleeper Directors's Q&A
Veteran documentarian Nick Broomfield joined us to discuss his film Tales of The Grim Sleeper.

Looking For Love Director's Q&A

Looking For Love Director's Q&A
Director Menelik Shabazz discusses his innovative documentary Looking For Love.

Open Bethlehem Director's Q&A

Open Bethlehem Director's Q&A
Leila Sansour Director of Open Bethlehem joined us to discuss her film and the international campaign that it inspired.

Home For Christmas Q&A

Home For Christmas Q&A
Director and members of cast and crew talk candidly about financing, making and promoting an independent film on a shoestring.