My List

Opening & Closing Films

International Competition

Following the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011, Komori Haruka and Seo Natsumi chose to live in Rikuzentakata, a town affected by the disaster
Double Layered Town / Making a Song to Replace Our Positions / Niju no machi / Kotaichi no uta o amu
  • International Premiere
  • 1h 18m
This Land is our Land! is a unique, multilayered film created by Indigenous filmmakers Isael and Sueli Maxakali and their collaborators
Nuhu Yãg Mu Yõg Hãm: This Land Is Our Land! / Nuhu Yãg Mu Yõg Hãm: Essa Terra É Nossa!
  • International Premiere
  • 1h 10m

UK Competition

Into the World

Using testimonies from soldiers in the Israeli army, Avi Mograbi provides insights on how a colonialist occupation functions
The First 54 Years - An Abbreviated Manual for Military Occupation
  • UK Premiere
  • 1h 50m
Experimenting with images and sounds stored in his personal archive, a young Argentine director reflects upon the metaphysical ideas of Philip H Gosse
Homage to the work of Philip Henry Gosse / Homenaje a la obra de Philip Henry Gosse
  • European Premiere
  • 22min
A joyous observational film about the filmmaker’s son playing at home under lockdown
The World of Mindfulness / Zing Nim Sai Gaai
  • World Premiere
  • 15min


An afternoon conversation with the musician, poet, sociologist, and thinker Negro Leo
Riverock / É Rocha e Rio, Negro Leo
  • UK Premiere
  • 2h 37m

Rhyme & Rhythm

On a corner-lot in the Egyptian city of Alexandria, 14-year-old Zebiba trains to become a champion athlete
Lift Like a Girl / "Ash Ya Captain (عاش يا كابتن)
  • UK Premiere
  • 1h 32m
A fascinating look at the uncompromising work and life of no wave icon Lydia Lunch
Lydia Lunch - The War Is Never Over
  • UK Premiere
  • 1h 18m
Tragicomic musical theatre and punk cabaret combine through the performances of Ukraine’s Dakh Daughters
Roses. Film-Cabaret / Рози. Фільм-кабаре
  • International Premiere
  • 1h 18m

Ghosts & Apparitions

Caves and bunkers on Jeju Island, South Korea, are turned into camera lenses and projection screens, connecting the past and present
"The red filter is withdrawn." / "레드필터가 철회됩니다."
  • UK Premiere
  • 12min
Memories of Brazil’s history of slavery overflow into ghostly, manipulated archival images of ethereal landscapes
The White Death of the Black Wizard / A Morte Branca do Feiticeiro Negro
  • UK Premiere
  • 10min


DocFest Exchange


This pre-recorded conversation is available to listen free of charge
Sonic Register: British black womxn and onscreen performativity
  • 2h 0m
Lydia will speak about being the star of Beth B’s new film, The War Is Never Over
So Real It Hurts: In Conversation with Lydia Lunch
  • 60min