Best Debut Award

The Best Debut Feature Award recognises new filmmaking talent that displays originality and freshness of vision from a first-time feature film director. The winner of the Best Debut Feature Award will be announced at the Closing Weekend Gala on Sunday 20 November 2016.

The jury is led by Nik Powell, producer and director of National Film and Television School, and also includes the film critic Peter Bradshaw, actor Tracy-Ann Oberman and filmmaker Sean McAllister.

5 to 7

A heart-warming comedy-drama exploring the intoxicating affair between a young aspiring writer and the older wife of a French diplomat.

7 Nov

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8.30pm

London Phoenix Cinema

Sponsors: Stephen Margolis

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21 Nov

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7.00pm

London Odeon Wimbledon

Sponsors: Stephen Margolis

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21 Nov

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9.00pm

London Odeon Swiss Cottage

Sponsors: Stephen Margolis

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22 Nov

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6.00pm

Nottingham Broadway

Sponsors: Stephen Margolis

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Labyrinth of Lies

Giulio Ricciarelli directs his debut based on the landmark investigations that led to the Frankfurt Auschwitz trials, and Germany's collective post-war amnesia on its horrors.

8 Nov

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6.00pm

London Odeon Swiss Cottage

Sponsors: Fiona & Peter Needleman

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12 Nov

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6.15pm

London Everyman Hampstead

Sponsors: Fiona & Peter Needleman

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Orthodox

London’s criminal underbelly and Haredi Jewish community collide in a dark portrait of disintegrating urban lives with an outstanding performance by Stephen Graham.

11 Nov

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6.30pm

London Phoenix Cinema

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18 Nov

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8.30pm

London Barbican

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The Farewell Party

A huge box-office hit, The Farewell Party is a unique, compassionate and unlikely comedy of a group of friends at a Jerusalem retirement home who decide to help their terminally ill friend.

11 Nov

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9.00pm

London Phoenix Cinema

Sponsors: The Rudnick family

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22 Nov

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4.00pm

Manchester HOME

Sponsors: Marilyn and Jonathan Berg, Sonya and Roger Bower, Edna and Alan Miller, Lynne and Ivor Nathan, Ruth and Alan Silman

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