From the profound significance of a life lost, to snapshots of the banal and the absurd - our collective existence amounts to a mere evolutionary speck in the grand scheme of things. These films ponder our place in the universe in heartfelt, distinctive ways.
UK Competition: Colouring Outside The Lines
Focus your gaze towards the periphery and find a kaleidoscope of perspectives. These films explore sexual liberation via custom video game characters, a neurodiverse artist's psychedelic world, and a dreamlike meditation on Iranian cinema
UK Competition: You're Obviously In The Wrong Place
Ever feel like an outsider? Returning to a homeland we no longer recognise, brief periods of just-passing-through or subverting the structural discrimination of the Hollywood studio system; this programme take us all over the world and explores universal themes of trauma, transience and transformation.
UK Competition: Eye Of The Duck
A surreal journey into the realm of the uncanny, this programme veers into horror, from screaming calves and eerie premonitions to nightmarish mirrors and monstrous puddings.