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Grimmfest takes place in Manchester every October and has cemented itself on the UK horror film festival calendar. Given the current ‘situation’, things have been a little different over the last year. However, whilst most of us are stuck indoors with little to do, they’ve decided to launch something a little special. Grimmfest Easter Horror …

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The 35th edition of BFI Flare, London LGBTIQ+ Film Festival, will take place online between 17 and 28 March. One of the oldest and most prestigious queer film festivals in the world, this year there’s another impressive line-up with some of the best new LGBTIQ+ cinema from around the globe. This year, the line-up is …

The International Documentary Filmfestival Amsterdam (IDFA) is the world’s largest documentary film festival. Despite the closure of theatres in the Netherlands for the early part of November, there will be a mix of in-person and virtual screenings this year; with the industry program taking place entirely online. The festival takes place between 18 November and …

The knock-on effects of the ongoing crisis have been particularly difficult for the creative sectors, but trying to organise a film festival in the current climate ranges from daunting to impossible. Undeterred, five US genre festivals have found a novel solution. Boston Underground, Brooklyn Horror, North Bend, Overlook, and Popcorn Frights have banded together to …

Now approaching its teens, Grimmfest has firmly cemented its place on the UK horror film festival circuit. However, as you might well expect, the (normally) Manchester-based festival looks very different in 2020. This year it’s packed-up its mask and moved online. Fear not, because you’re still going to be treated to twenty new features, a …

The BFI London Film Festival 2020 is, for obvious reasons, looking a bit different this year. The stars of the film world will not be descending on London in their droves this time round. However, whilst some festivals may have hunkered down for better times, not at the BFI. Whilst this year’s offering is online …

The Chills are one of New Zealand’s finest exports – born out of the inimitable Flying Nun Records era in the eighties and from a coterie of bands coming out of the small town of Dunedin. And like many antipodean bands that arose at that time, they shone so very brightly but burned out so …

Now in its eleventh year, Grimmfest has quickly cemented its place on the UK horror film festival map. This year’s festival takes place at Odeon Manchester Great Northern between 3rd and 6th October. There’s an impressive combination of features and shorts on show with 2019’s line-up being unquestionably the strongest yet. We’ve scrutinised the digital …

The 63rd BFI London Film Festival takes place in cinemas across the capital between 2-13 October. It’s the UK’s premier showcase of the most exciting new cinema from around the world. This year sees a firm focus on innovative directors, with a competition boasting extraordinary visions. Featuring 229 feature films, including numerous premieres, and 116 …

Are You Proud? documentary brings together rare archive footage and interviews from across a spectrum of historical campaigns to celebrate the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Queer (LGBTQ) movement’s landmark protests against homophobia and transphobia. The film features Gay Pride, the Gay Liberation Front and the Stonewall riots, pioneering demonstrations recognised as landmark movements. Are You …