This Week

Fire of Love

classified 12A S
Fire of Love
Until Thu 11 Aug
Film
A vivid and heart-wrenching documentary from director Sara Dosa about adventure, love and enough close-ups on erupting volcanoes to leave you slack-jawed, terrified, and awe-inspired.

Hit the Road

classified 12A S
Hit the Road
Until Thu 11 Aug
Film
Set amid the winding desert highways and gorgeous emerald valleys of north-west Iran, a family takes a road trip to drop their eldest son off at the border in Panah Panahi’s unforgettable debut.

The Wind Rises

classified PG D Studio Ghibli Summer
The Wind Rises
Until Thu 11 Aug
Film
Studio Ghibli's Oscar®-nominated film about the man behind the design of the WWII Japanese fighter plane.

The Harder They Come

classified 15
The Harder They Come
Until Thu 11 Aug
Film
A revolutionary and ground-breaking film about music and the underbelly of Jamaican life, Perry Henzell’s cult classic and influential reggae movie (celebrating its 50th anniversary this year) stars singer Jimmy Cliff and is powered by one of the most infectious scores in cinema history.

The Deer King

classified 15 S
The Deer King
Until Thu 11 Aug
Film
A sweeping fantasy epic that sees a former soldier who must uncover the true cause of a mysterious plague ravaging an ancient kingdom caused by a pack of wolves.

Forever A Woman

classified 15 S The Films Of Kinuyo Tanaka
Forever A Woman
Wed 10 Aug 17:30
Film
Kinuyo Tanaka’s third film as a director tells the story of Fumiko Nakajo - an ill-fated female tanka poet whose life was brought to a premature end by breast cancer.

When Marnie Was There

classified U D Studio Ghibli Summer
When Marnie Was There
Fri 12 - Thu 18 Aug
Film
Tomboy, Anna (Hailee Steinfeld) explores a long-abandoned villa and meets a mysterious blonde girl only she can see.

Nope

classified 15
Nope
Fri 12 - Thu 18 Aug
Film
Oscar® winner Jordan Peele disrupted and redefined modern horror with Get Out and then Us. Now, he reimagines the summer event movie with a new pop nightmare: the expansive UFO horror epic, Nope.

Where is Anne Frank

classified PG
Where is Anne Frank?
Fri 12 - Thu 18 Aug
Film
A vital retelling of one of the most important books ever to be published, Where Is Anne Frank shows that Anne Frank's history is not just a story to be relegated to the past, but rings true about what our society is going through in the present.

Blind Ambition

classified 12A
Blind Ambition
Fri 12 - Thu 18 Aug
Film
This hugely enjoyable documentary follows an unlikely team of Zimbabwean refugees turned sommeliers who shake up the international wine establishment when they compete in the World Blind Tasting Championships in France.

Fadia's Tree

classified U PS
Fadia's Tree
Fri 12 - Thu 18 Aug
Film
Dreaming of a homeland she is denied, a Palestinian refugee stranded in Lebanon sets a film director the challenge to find an ancient mulberry tree that stands as witness to her family’s existence.

When Marnie Was There

classified U D Studio Ghibli Summer
When Marnie Was There
Fri 12 - Thu 18 Aug
Film
Tomboy, Anna (Hailee Steinfeld) explores a long-abandoned villa and meets a mysterious blonde girl only she can see.

Nope

classified 15
Nope
Fri 12 - Thu 18 Aug
Film
Oscar® winner Jordan Peele disrupted and redefined modern horror with Get Out and then Us. Now, he reimagines the summer event movie with a new pop nightmare: the expansive UFO horror epic, Nope.

Where is Anne Frank

classified PG
Where is Anne Frank?
Fri 12 - Thu 18 Aug
Film
A vital retelling of one of the most important books ever to be published, Where Is Anne Frank shows that Anne Frank's history is not just a story to be relegated to the past, but rings true about what our society is going through in the present.

Blind Ambition

classified 12A
Blind Ambition
Fri 12 - Thu 18 Aug
Film
This hugely enjoyable documentary follows an unlikely team of Zimbabwean refugees turned sommeliers who shake up the international wine establishment when they compete in the World Blind Tasting Championships in France.

Fadia's Tree

classified U PS
Fadia's Tree
Fri 12 - Thu 18 Aug
Film
Dreaming of a homeland she is denied, a Palestinian refugee stranded in Lebanon sets a film director the challenge to find an ancient mulberry tree that stands as witness to her family’s existence.

The Wandering Princess

classified 15 S The Films Of Kinuyo Tanaka
The Wandering Princess
Wed 17 Aug 17:30
Film
Kinuyo Tanaka’s first film in both colour and CinemaScope is an epic about a woman caught in the torrents of history.
Encounters Presents: Encounters 2021 Award Programme
Thu 18 Aug 19:00
Film
Short films, big stories, bold ideas. This programme celebrates some of the award-winning works from Encounters Film Festival 2021.
Imagining Possibilities: Media Molecule Workshop
Fri 19 Aug 11:30
Workshop
Part of The Future is Collective, Imagining Possibilities is a programme of talks and workshops about sustainable creative practices and climate storytelling aimed at creatives working in screen based media including video games, film and immersive experiences.
Imagining Possibilities: Straight 8 Workshop
Fri 19 Aug 14:30
Workshop
Part of The Future is Collective, Imagining Possibilities is a programme of talks and workshops about sustainable creative practices and climate storytelling aimed at creatives working in screen based media including video games, film and immersive experiences.

The Tale of Princess Kaguya

classified U D Studio Ghibli Summer
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
Fri 19 - Thu 25 Aug
Film
A tiny nymph found inside a bamboo stalk grows into a beautiful and desirable young woman, who orders her suitors to prove their love by completing a series of near-impossible tasks.

Anaïs in Love

classified 18 (CTBA) S
Anaïs in Love
Fri 19 - Thu 25 Aug
Film
A free-spirited but directionless young woman embarks on an affair with a charismatic older woman in this sparkling romantic comedy.

The Feast

classified 18 S
The Feast
Fri 19 - Thu 25 Aug
Film
This outstanding slow burn, Welsh-language folk horror sees a wealthy family host a sumptuous dinner, only for a mysterious young server to chillingly unravel their lives with terrifying consequences they could never see coming...

The Tale of Princess Kaguya

classified U D Studio Ghibli Summer
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
Fri 19 - Thu 25 Aug
Film
A tiny nymph found inside a bamboo stalk grows into a beautiful and desirable young woman, who orders her suitors to prove their love by completing a series of near-impossible tasks.

Anaïs in Love

classified 18 (CTBA) S
Anaïs in Love
Fri 19 - Thu 25 Aug
Film
A free-spirited but directionless young woman embarks on an affair with a charismatic older woman in this sparkling romantic comedy.

The Feast

classified 18 S
The Feast
Fri 19 - Thu 25 Aug
Film
This outstanding slow burn, Welsh-language folk horror sees a wealthy family host a sumptuous dinner, only for a mysterious young server to chillingly unravel their lives with terrifying consequences they could never see coming...
Meet the AniBotics Robot Elephant
Wed 24 Aug 13:00 - 18:00
Drop-in
Come and meet a cute elephant robot toy at this free family drop-in activity hosted by Pervasive Media Studio residents AniBotics.

Girls of the Night

classified 15 S The Films Of Kinuyo Tanaka
Girls of the Night
Wed 24 Aug 17:30
Film
For her fourth film, director Kinuyo Tanaka reunites with screenwriter Sumie Tanaka to explore the reformation of prostitutes.

The Red Turtle

classified PG Studio Ghibli Summer
The Red Turtle
Fri 26 - Sun 28 Aug
Film
A man washes ashore on a remote island, a mysterious red turtle prevents his escape, and out of nature's enchanted cycle, a unique bond blossoms.

Girls Can't Surf

classified 18 (CTBA)
Girls Can't Surf
Fri 26 - Sun 28 Aug
Film
The untold story of how a band of renegade female surfers in the 1980s took on the male-dominated professional surfing world in a fight for recognition and equality, changing surf culture forever.

Queen of Glory

classified 15
Queen of Glory
Fri 26 - Sun 28 Aug
Film
Writer/director/actor Nana Mensah demonstrates her remarkable talent in this self-assured and charming comedy about a Ghanaian-American woman's life that is thrown into disarray when she inherits her mother's Christian bookshop.

Official Competition

classified 18 (CTBA) S
Official Competition
Fri 26 - Sun 28 Aug
Film
Antonio Banderas's film star and Oscar Martínez’s stage actor vie for the attention of Penélope Cruz’s wayward director in this filmmaking satire from Mariano Cohn.
Trans and Non-Binary Creatives Meet Up
Sun 28 Aug 11:00 - 13:00
Drop-in
Join Harriet Taylor every last Sunday of the month for Bristol's Trans and Non-Binary Creatives meet-up, a safe and inclusive environment for attendees to network, find inspiration in creative opportunities and share their personal experiences.

Love Under the Crucifix

classified 15 S The Films Of Kinuyo Tanaka
Love Under the Crucifix
Sun 28 Aug 16:50
Film
Kinuyo Tanaka’s final work as a director evokes the golden age of Japanese cinema with a large-scale costume drama.

Keynote: Pierre Godson-Amamoo – Showcasing Our Culture
Fri 2 Sept 14:00
Talk
Opening Inspire’s takeover weekend on Fri 2 Sept, Pierre Godson-Amamoo, executive brand director of one of the UK’s largest youth platforms Your Cinema Productions, will deliver this year’s keynote speech.
BFI NETWORK Presents: Homegrown Filmmaker’s Journey
Fri 2 Sept 16:00
Film
A chance to experience the latest work from upcoming director Mevis Birungi and get an insight into her second short film project working with BFI and Blak Wave.
The Lies of Our Confines + Q&A with Leon Oldstrong
Fri 2 Sept 18:00
Film
When a youth group stumbles across a possessed corn doll on an excursion to the 'great outdoors', things take a sinister turn...
The Business of Creativity with Simeon Quarrie
Sat 3 Sept 12:00
Talk
In this workshop, founder of VIVIDA, Simeon Quarrie will give an insight into how he works, the steps he's taken to get to where he is and the mistakes he’s made along the way.
We Are Parable: Audience Development Workshop
Sat 3 Sept 14:00
Workshop
A workshop with one of the UK’s most empowering creative teams Anthony and Teanne Andrews from award-winning film exhibition company We Are Parable.
Dhaqan collective Presents: The Grave Digger’s Wife
Sat 3 Sept 16:00
Film
A Somali love story telling the heartfelt tale of a gravedigger who risks everything to save his wife and family, presented by dhaqan collective.
Leon Oldstrong Presents: Virtually There
Sun 4 Sept 12:00
VR
Leon Oldstrong’s first VR film shines a light on violent knife crime from the myriad of perspectives of all those involved.
Cables & Cameras New Voices Filmmaker Showcase
Sun 4 Sept 14:00
Film
Cables & Cameras presents their New Voices Filmmaker Showcase, a selection of powerfully inspirational new short films made by UK-based POC & Black filmmakers.