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Matteo Garrone

Victor Fraga - 17-05-2018

Who's the real animal? Italian film is a spectacular tale of revenge and a catharsis of bestial impulses, as a dog groomer exacts revenge on a friend with his very own hands - in cinemas Friday, October 19th [Read More...]
BFI London Film Festival @ Various venues across London
Oct 10 – Oct 21 all-day
12th Native Spirit Festival @ London - various venues.
Oct 11 – Oct 21 all-day

The 12th annual Native Spirit Film Festival returns to London’s historic Bloomsbury to present Indigenous Film, Native Media and Artists, with some focus on languages in the run-up to UNESCO 2019 Year of Indigenous Languages.

Join us on Thursday 11th October 5.30-9pm for our Opening Night film BLACK DIVAZ at THE CHANCELLOR’S HALL Senate House introduced by Greta Morton Elangué, founder of the Festival of Indigenous Australian Cinema in Paris. Drinks reception and Senate House Library curated display of illustrated Indigenous language books, special guest Aymara speaker ARMANDO BAUTISTA GARCIA of Lista Calista Films, Shorts from Open World Research Initiative project: Cross-Language Dynamics: Reshaping Community. The Human Rights Consortium and the Institute of Modern Languages Research, School of Advanced Study, are organising an International conference Fulfilling Indigenous Peoples’ and Minority Rights to Culture and Language during the day. Details Registration here

Cara Romero Jules Koostachin Armando Bautista Garcia Suming Rupi

12th October 7-9pm at SOAS KLT – International Premiere CA FAIT SI LONGTEMPS (IT HAS BEEN A LONG TIME)Directed by the first female Taiwanese aboriginal film director and TV producer, LAHA MEBOW. Film introduced by special guest speaker GUO TING LIN. In collaboration with SOAS Centre for Taiwan Studies. Details Register here

13th October 7-9pm at SOAS KLTSUMING CARRYING THE FLAG presented by producer ADO’ KALITING PACIDALand acclaimed Amis singer/songwriter SUMING RUPI, both from Pangcah (Amis) tribe. In collaboration with SOAS Centre for Taiwan Studies. Details Register here

14th October 11-6pm at SOAS LLT7TH GENERATION

15th October6-9pm at Senate House – PACIFIC Shorts and NEXT GOAL WINS presented by Pacific Islands Society


Following dates in partnership with BLOOMSBURY FESTIVAL theme Activists and Architects of Change.

17th October 6-9pmFORGET WINNETOU: LOVING IN THE WRONG WAY with Director Red Haircrow and production Team in attendance for discussion panel Details / Register here


event at University of Kent 18th October 4pmPLACEnta and NiiSoTeWak with Special guest JULES KOOSTACHIN

19th October 6-9pm – Special guest, acclaimed director JULES KOOSTACHIN in attendance for screenings of PLACEntaabout First Nations traditional childbirth teachings, and NiiSoTeWak: Two Bodies – One Heart, ten-year-old identical twin brothers discover what it means to be a twin in their Cree culture. More Programme details to come.

20th October – 10-5pm A day of Indigenous Filmmakers at BIMI BIRKBECK CINEMA with a focus on independent filmmaking and Shorts from Canada. Special guest, acclaimed director JULES KOOSTACHIN (Cree from Moshkekowok territory, and a member of Attawapiskat First Nation), presents Butterfly Monument and discusses her work in conversation with Filmmaker Max Carocci, Confirmed closing film by Inuk artist Asinnajaq THREE THOUSAND more special guests to be announced. Details and Register here. Please note we cannot reserve seats for FREE events. Arrive early to ensure a place.

21st October – Final day of art exhibition and Curator talk by Joanne Prince: CARA ROMERO Native American Photographer and Social Justice Advocate at THE CRYPT GALLERY Register for Sunday talk here

Click here for our review of the opening film about Australian aboriginal drag queens Black Divaz (pictured below)

And click here for more information and the full programme of the event.

Scotland Loves Anime – Edinburgh
Oct 15 – Oct 21 all-day

Annual UK anime Showcase which takes place in Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Tierra Sin Mal – special screening at Native Spirit Festival @ Soas University of London
Oct 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Tierra Sin Mal - special screening at Native Spirit Festival @ Soas University of London

The 12th Native Spirit Festival of Indigenous Peoples

in collaboration with

The Embassy of the Plurinational State of Bolivia in the UK


The SOAS Society of Latin American Culture

Invite you to the screening of

Yvy Marey (Land without Evil) by Juan Carlos Valdivia

Doors open at 6pm

Drinks and Snacks provided

Book your tickets here, it’s entirely free!

Our dirty questions to Panos Cosmatos


Lara C. Cory - 12-10-2018

As the instant classic Mandy premieres at the BFI London Film Festival and hits UK cinemas, Lara C. Cory met with the Italian-Canadian filmmaker and found out where the filthy story began! [Read More...]

Little Forest (Liteul Poreseuteu)

Yim Soon-Rye

Jeremy Clarke - 15-10-2018

The passing of the seasons. A young woman finds her true self in the Korean countryside in this adaptation of a Japanese manga; the outcome is dirtylicious and it will make you drool, for more reasons than one - from the BFI London Film Festival [Read More...]

Touch Me Not

Adina Pintilie

Victor Fraga - 24-02-2018

Can you feel it? This a film that will touch you. It will also embrace you, caress you, stroke you, hit you in the face and make you scream with joy and anger - Golden Bear winner is out in cinemas Friday, October 19th [Read More...]

School’s Out (L’Heure De La Sortie)

Sébastien Marnier

Ben Flanagan - 15-10-2018

Just child's play? Substitute teacher suspect's there's something Machiavellian about his students, and that they may have been involved in his predecessor's suicide - from the BFI London Film Festival [Read More...]


Paula Van Der Oest

Eoghan Lyng - 13-10-2018

Dutch filmmaker directs compelling drama about two grieving parents, stirred and shaken as they hear the news their only child has been killed in a car crash - watch it now with Walk This Way [Read More...]

The Party

Sally Potter

Victor Fraga - 13-02-2017

British filmmaker Sally Potter fails to throw a big party: despite a top-drawer cast, her latest endeavour is a mediocre comedy eliciting the occasional laughter - now available on VoD [Read More...]

Find This Dumb Little Bitch And Throw Her Into A River (Vind Die Dome Trut En Gooi Haar In De Rivier)

Ben Brand

Jeremy Clarke - 12-10-2018

Privacy in the age of internet exposure. An act of animal cruelty on a video goes viral with terrible, unforeseen consequences – from the Schlingel International Film Festival [Read More...]

22 July

Paul Greengrass

Jeremy Clarke - 10-10-2018

A bombing, a massacre and a reckoning. Paul Greengrass' cinematic recreation of the 2011 terror attacks in Norway and their aftermath in the lives of those caught up in those atrocities - in selected cinemas and also on Netflix on Wednesday, July 10th [Read More...]

The Most Beautiful Girl In The World (Das Schönste Mädchen Der Welt)

Aron Lehmann

Jeremy Clarke - 12-10-2018

Cyrano de Bergerac gets a welcome makeover as a German high school movie featuring rap music – from the Schlingel International Film Festival [Read More...]

Pony And Birdboy (Puluboi Ja Ponin Leffa)

Mari Rantasila

Jeremy Clarke - 12-10-2018

From the horse's mouth! Sweet preschool fantasy deals with a young girl's fear of going to school and the imaginary friend she conjures up in order to avoid it – from the Schlingel International Film Festival [Read More...]

Those bloody vegans!!!

DMovies' reader pours her heart out as she talks about Meet Your Meat the film that changed her life forever, in emotional statement.

Women don’t cower in silence!

Thais reveals the very dirty movie that made her become the strong woman and the empowered professional that she is now!

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