From the wealth of films and events in the festival, these are just a few suggestions from the main public programme in addition to the Film Academy Day and #GENERATIONNOW for 16-25s.

Most are online although some are also in venues around the UK. Some are free to access and others are pay for.

Please note that not all films have been certified by the BBFC; age guidance is recommendation only. We suggest that teachers watch short films themselves in advance.

Please contact if you have questions regarding the suitability of an element of the programme.

Ben Sharrock follows Pikadero with an assured second feature about a Syrian musician waiting out his asylum request on a remote Scottish island.


Multi-award winning director Steve McQueen’s rousing tale of Black solidarity and resistance brings a seminal moment in British history into sharp focus.


Bassam Tariq’s visceral directorial debut, co-written with Riz Ahmed, finds a British-Pakistani rapper’s life spiralling out of control when, on the cusp of success, he succumbs to a debilitating illness.

Mogul Mowgli

South Londoner Yemi Bamiro’s pacey, engrossing Michael Jordan documentary reveals the darker side of marketing trainers.

One Man and His Shoes

The filmmakers behind the award-winning The Song of the Sea and The Breadwinner deliver another beautifully realised animated drama.


Award-winning director Jerry Rothwell's compelling documentary is a rare cinematic and sensorial insight into the world of non-speaking autistic people.

The Reason I Jump