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This is a list of dirty film events (festivals, screenings, courses, workshops, etc) taking place primarily in the UK, but also in other parts of the world. Please e-mail us at calendar@dirtymovies.org if you think that your event should be included.
May
14
Tue
Festival de Cannes
May 14 – May 25 all-day
Festival de Cannes

Once again, we will be live at Cannes unearthing the dirtiest gems of cinema exclusively for you.

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May
30
Thu
Sundance London @ Picturehouse Central
May 30 – Jun 2 all-day
Sundance London @ Picturehouse Central

The festival will present 12 feature films from this year’s Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah,
U.S.A., selected for London by the Sundance Institute programming team in collaboration with
Picturehouse. The festival will open with the European premiere of Late Night (Nisha Ganatra), written
by and starring Mindy Kaling alongside Emma Thompson. The festival will close four days later with
the UK premiere of Penny Lane’s Hail Satan? (pictured).

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Jun
6
Thu
Sheffield Doc Fest
Jun 6 – Jun 11 all-day
Sheffield Doc Fest

Sheffield Doc/Fest, short for Sheffield International Documentary Festival (SIDF), is an international documentary festival and Marketplace held annually in Sheffield.

The Festival includes film screenings, interactive and virtual reality exhibitions, talks & sessions, Marketplace & Talent for the funding and distribution of documentaries and development of filmmakers, unmissable live events, and its own awards.

Since beginning in 1994, Doc/Fest has become the UK’s biggest documentary festival and the third largest in the world

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Jun
10
Mon
Annecy International Animation Film Festival @ Annecy, France - various venues
Jun 10 – Jun 15 all-day
Jun
19
Wed
Edinburgh International Film Festival @ Edinburgh - various venues
Jun 19 – Jun 30 all-day
Edinburgh International Film Festival @ Edinburgh - various venues

EIFF began life as the International Festival of Documentary Films, and was opened by John Grierson, founder of the British documentary movement. Early audiences were treated to work by filmmakers as varied as Roberto Rossellini, Robert Flaherty, Jacques Tati and pioneering animator Norman McLaren.

Over the years, EIFF has welcomed a huge number of guests, including John Huston, Gene Kelly, Jacques Tati, Jennifer Lawrence, Tilda Swinton, Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle, David Cronenberg, Cate Blanchett, Clint Eastwood and Sir Sean Connery.

The Festival has hosted UK premieres of Blade Runner, Alien, Back to the Future, Taxi Driver, Annie Hall, Withnail & I, The Usual Suspects, Amelie, The Hurt Locker and many, many more.

With an emphasis upon new talent, discovery and innovation, EIFF’s vibrant programme of films and events combines a commitment to audiences with a strong ongoing stake in the development of the UK and Scottish film industries.

The openinf film for 2019 will be Boyz in the Wood (pictured).

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Jun
20
Thu
Bagri Foundation London Film Festival @ London - various venues
Jun 20 – Jun 29 all-day
Bagri Foundation London Film Festival @ London - various venues

The Bagri Foundation London Indian Film Festival (LIFF) showcases a new and exciting selection of cutting-edge independent films including UK premieres of short films, features and documentaries. Title sponsored by the Bagri Foundation since 2015, the festival is now Europe’s largest platform for Indian and South Asian independent cinema.

In 2019, the Festival will be ten years old and with the support of the Foundation, has continued to grow rapidly. In 2018, it took place across 13 cinemas in three cities; London, Birmingham and Manchester. The Festival’s annual Satyajit Ray Competition, presented in association with the Bagri Foundation, offers a £1,000 prize for emerging filmmakers and six, shortlisted entries are screened. The Festival also presents its Pure Heaven Icon Award and its Outstanding Achievement Award, supported by Sun Mark Ltd.

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Jul
11
Thu
LOCO London Comedy Film Festival @ BFI Southbank
Jul 11 – Jul 14 all-day
LOCO London Comedy Film Festival @ BFI Southbank

LOCO is a not-for-profit foundation that discovers, develops and screens the world’s most original comedy film-makers. They champion the craft of comedy filmmaking through training, screenings, outreach and funding. They also run the LOCO London Comedy Film Festival, the UK’s only international comedy film festival, which returns in 2019.

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