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The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2021
Streaming now
Streaming
The Japan Foundation’s annual touring film programme goes online for the first time ever, presenting an exciting showcase of Japanese cinema exploring existence and belonging - and they're all available to view for free.
Feminista Film Festival Shorts 2021
Streaming now
Streaming
Celebrate International Women's Day with this brilliant line up of short films from Feminista Film Festival curated by Rebecca Ballard, freelance film programmer and Queer Vision Festival Producer.
Poly Styrene: I Am a Cliché
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Streaming
Proclaimed by Billboard as ‘one of the least conventional front-persons in rock history’, Poly Styrene hit the headlines as founder of acclaimed punk band, X-Ray Spex. As a woman of Anglo-Somali heritage from a working class background, Poly had to unfairly navigate intense scrutiny throughout her career.

Iorram

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Iorram
Streaming now
Streaming
The first feature documentary entirely in Scottish Gaelic, Iorram (Boat Song) is a lyrical portrait of life in Scotland’s Outer Hebrides, past and present.

Ghare-Baire Panel Discussion

Thought in Action Online
Ghare-Baire Panel Discussion
Streaming Thu 11 March 18:00-19:00
Live stream
Join us for an online panel discussion on Satyajit Ray's Ghare-Baire (The Home and the World), the story of a love triangle that also explores the early 20th century nationalist movement and the emancipation of women.

Killing Escobar

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Killing Escobar
Streaming from Fri 12 March
Streaming
The true story of a Scottish mercenary and ex-SAS operative hired by a Colombian drug cartel to assassinate the world’s biggest drug baron, Pablo Escobar.

Verdict

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Verdict
Streaming from Fri 12 March
Streaming
An abused wife looks for justice but finds the legal and bureaucratic institutions meant to protect her mired in loopholes and repressive patriarchal traditions in Filipino writer-director Raymund Ribay Gutierrez’s gripping feature debut.

Composing Movement

Lunchtime Talk
waveshed
Streaming Fri 12 March 13:00-14:00
Live stream
For this talk we are joined by Tom Mitchell associate professor at UWE Bristol, co-founder of MiMU Gloves & Bristol & Bath Creative R&D Fellow, where he is exploring low-cost motion-capture for music interaction.
Where I Belong Panel Discussion
Streaming Wed 17 March 19:00-20:00
Live stream
Please join us for this panel discussion featuring inspiring women who will share their responses to the Feminista Film Festival 2021 short films, and discuss women, nature, privilege and taking up space.

Choose Wisely

Lunchtime Talk
Choose Wisely
Streaming Fri 19 March 13:00-14:00
Live stream
For this Lunchtime Talk we are joined by Kate Dimbleby and Ru Howe from Stornaway.io, an interactive story editor and platform. Kate and Ru will be discussing how Stornaway.io enables its users to simplify Interactive Filmmaking.

Zombi Child Panel Discussion

Thought in Action Online
Zombi Child Panel Discussion
Streaming Thu 25 March 18:00-19:00
Live stream
Join us for an online panel discussion where we will be talking about Bertrand Bonello's Zombi Child, a mysterious coming of age tale.
South West Creative Technology Network: Data Showcase
Streaming Fri 26 March 09:00-17:00
Live stream
Join SWCTN for a journey through the weird and wonderful world of data as they celebrate their Year of Data with a day sharing, reflecting on and challenging ideas in data, inclusive futures and creative business development
March 2021 Cinema Podcast

March 2021 Cinema Podcast

This month Mark Cosgrove, Watershed Cinema Curator, is joined by historian, writer and curator Edson Burton and Matchbox Cine producer Megan Mitchell. They share how their cultural life has changed and adapted over the last several months, and some of the things they have been enjoying and found themselves unexpectedly watching.

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Mechanimal: Zugunruhe

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Mechanima: Zugunruhe
Streaming now
Streaming
Mechanimal presents a digital imagining of their award-winning show, Zugunruhe created by performer and Pervasive Media Studio resident Tom Bailey. Filmed in an empty venue and on location in the South West during the January lockdown - this is a theatrical invitation to pause. To watch. To listen.
FLY! Festival of Black Women's Film
Streaming now
Streaming
Sheba Soul Ensemble invite you to a special series of events (between 5 - 21 March) celebrating black women's film in recognition of International Women's Day.
Dream
Streaming Fri 12 - Sat 20 March
Live stream
The Royal Shakespeare Company, in collaboration with Manchester International Festival, Marshmallow Laser Feast and Philharmonia Orchestra present Dream, a live, online performance set in a virtual midsummer forest.
Queer Vision Sofa Club: Make Up + Discussion
Streaming Thu 18 March 19:00-22:00
Live stream
Join Queer Vision for their third Sofa Club event of 2021 - they will be watching and discussing Claire Oakley's boldly original vision of personal evolution Make Up, and joined by her for a discussion afterwards.
RAI Film Festival 2021
Streaming from Fri 19 March
Streaming
RAI Film Festival, the UK's longest running festival of contemporary documentary and the newest voices in ethnographic cinema, finds a new home online for 2021.