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Join us to discover the very best in new film from around the world, with titles that are critically-acclaimed, unashamedly independent, and a slice of cinema‘s exciting future. This year’s programme features 16 brand-new films, all Hull exclusive screenings, and we’re proud to be hosting multiple regional Premieres.

The festival opens with the Yorkshire Premiere of the rip-roaring British comedy drama Animals, starring Holliday Grainger and Alia Shawkat, followed on the first night by Franco-German drama Transit, a modern update of the seminal 1942 novel.

The closing day is a celebration of the best of foreign-language film, with big screen romance set in modern Mumbai in Photograph; challenging space opera from Denmark and Sweden in Aniara; and wry, seductive French comedy-drama in Non Fiction.

Other great foreign language film comes to us from France, with erotic, kitsch mystery in Knife+Heart; and Russia, with Leto‘s explosive look at the Soviet-era underground rock scene.

Striking British films with a hint of local interest come in the form of The Last Tree, a powerful coming-of-age tale partly set and shot over the bridge in Lincolnshire; and the visceral and stylish pop music drama Teen Spirit, directorial debut of Max Minghella, son of the late Anthony Minghella, a graduate of Hull University and an honorary son of the city.

Documentary is covered with Hail Satan? taking a look at the controversial rise of America‘s newest religious movement.

Other great English-language film includes a scandalous 1950s love affair in Tell It To The Bees; the realities of modern British romance in Only You; genre-bending psychological thriller The Dead Center; and a hard-hitting portrayal of the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks in Hotel Mumbai.

Put it all together, add great value tickets, discounts for Hull Independent Cinema members and under-25s, and daily and weekly passes, and you can afford to sit back and enjoy it all.

Don’t miss the chance to join us there to enjoy films how they should be seen – on the big screen with an attentive audience.

See you at the festival.


Princes Quay Shopping Centre
0345 308 4620


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Venue Access

  • Accessible Toilets
  • Baby Changing
  • Blue-Badge Parking
  • Hearing Loop
  • Level Access
  • Wheelchair Access

Opening times

Monday 10am-3am
Tuesday 10am-3am
Wednesday 10am-3am
Thursday 10am-3am
Friday 10am-3am
Saturday 10am-3am
Sunday 10am-3am

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