Blasting brilliant new cinema into your front room
AMPLIFY!’s online film festival November 6–22 will beam feature films, shorts, and industry events directly to you, wherever you are in the UK.
We’ve all seen the devastating impact of COVID-19 on cinema and the film industry. More than ever before, it’s important to celebrate film, the cinema experience, and the sense of community in coming together to watch films and talk about them afterwards. We want to support film, support filmmakers, and support our audiences by delivering an exciting, diverse programme, as well as making sure it’s fully accessible, no matter what Covid or the government are up to!
Programme highlights include several UK premieres of festival gems such as Viggo Mortensen’s directorial debut Falling, a Cannes 2020 official selection fresh off its successful screening at San Sebastian International Film Festival, where Mortensen was honoured with the Donostia Award for his work. Following its Sundance Film Festival screening earlier this year, Luxor, starring Andrea Riseborough, will hit the UK screen for the first time along with Patrick (De Patrick), which casts Flight Of The Conchords’s Jemaine Clement in a Belgian dark comedy about a nudist camp. See all the Drama programme | Directorial Debuts
The Documentary strand includes Chilean film The Mole Agent, winner of San Sebastian International Film Festival’s Audience Award for Best European Film and Caught in the Net, a compelling story of a virtual flytrap set for online paedophiles. See the Documentary strand The Cambridge Film Festival brings its immensely popular Camera Catalonia strand to AMPLIFY!, which features a great selection of new films from Catalonia, and includes the UK premieres of La Inocència (The Innocence), Keith Haring 1989 Barcelona and My Mexican Bretzel.
The Young People’s Jury Programme seeks to nurture visual literacy, criticism and decision making in the next generation and will culminate in the Young People’s Jury Prize awarded to one of the eight nominated features in competition. Audiences will have the opportunity to see six short programmes for free, including Cornwall’s International shorts programme and a special, invited South West best regional shorts