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Festival Programme 2016

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Explore our exciting 2016 Programme packed with amazing films, events, galas, panels, Q&As and guests. 120 screenings, galas and special events will take place in:

Manchester: Cineworld Didsbury, HOME
Leeds: MAZCC, Seven Arts
Glasgow: CCA Glasgow
Nottingham: Broadway

This year’s film strands are featured below.


The Pickle Recipe

Seeing his precious sound equipment trashed in a freak accident, Joey Miller partners up with his shady uncle Morty to steal his grandmother’s highly guarded pickle recipe and sell it for a small fortune. As expected, the plan goes horribly wrong, but the lesson Joey learns in the process is priceless: there is nothing more important in life than your family, except maybe for a truly scrumptious pickle

19 April, CCA Glasgow


UKIJFF: Bird in the Room

Supported by her famous parents – poet Natan Alterman and actress Rachel MarcusTirza Atar became, too, a well-known poet, lyricist and children’s author in Israel of the 1960s and 70s. Her success was not enough to save her from recurring bouts of depression and a premature death. A moving portrayal of a tortured soul.


Ultimate Tribute to Nora Ephron: ‘Everything is Copy’

This exceptional documentary sheds new light on the life and work of beloved writer and filmmaker Nora Ephron (When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle), who died in 2012, directed by her son, Jacob Bernstein.



Landmark screenings of major new films

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Our search for life’s meaning and purpose

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Connecting to our families, communities and ourselves

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To life!

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We all are on an endless journey of learning

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Because that’s one of the things we do best

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Stand out above the rest

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The pleasures and aches of our romantic lives

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Fight for what you believe in

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A kaleidoscopic range of life experiences from around the world

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And share it with the world

Selected films at this festival

all films from this festival

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