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All live screenings and events are free worldwide, include captions for D/deaf audiences, and begin promptly at their advertised time.
Some of the films from this programme are also available on-demand with audio description throughout the festival.
More information about maximising your enjoyment of this year’s festival can be found on our How to Access page. An at-a-glance schedule can also be read and downloaded.
DISCUSSION EVENT: A = A13:00 – 16:15 BSTOn questions of repetition, duration and the loop, in partnership with Stuart Croft Foundation
KEYNOTE 1: VIJAY PRASHAD19:00 – 20:00 BSTAn opening: in the equation A = A, the second A is different to the first by virtue of it being second…
EXPANDED: NATASHA RUWONA21:00 – 22:30 BSTLive audiovisual performance by Natasha Ruwona on water and the Scottish Black Atlantic
SHORTS: RETURNING ACTS10:00 – 11:35 BSTSix films questioning ideas of belonging, prolongment, diaspora and settlement
SHORTS: UNDER THE PAVEMENT12:30 – 14:05 BSTFrom curse-words to gospels, eight films confront the anxieties, habits and rituals of everyday being
SPOTLIGHT: LIBERTY: AN EPHEMERAL STATUTE15:00 – 16:10 BSTA portrait of post-1968 desires and an artist’s mother in Scotland today
SHORTS: CHEMICAL POTENTIAL17:00 – 18:25 BSTBetween the splice and glue, seven analogue shorts give form to ghosts, memories, desires
SHORTS: MOVING STILL19:00 – 20:30 BSTA triple-bill of films made between extraordinary worlds – of technology, labour, extraction
SHORTS: THE WORLD IS YOURS21:00 – 22:30 BSTFive shorts at the intersection of race and environment, guest-curated by Greg de Cuir, Jr
SHORTS: PLEASE CONFIRM YOUR DETAILS10:00 – 11:30 BSTFrom the micro to the macro, eleven explorations of interconnection
SHORTS: PRESENT RESIDUAL12:30 – 14:00 BSTFive examinations of heritability, bloodlines, intergenerational experience
SPOTLIGHT: CHARLIE CHAPLIN LIVED HERE15:00 – 16:15 BSTIn 1960s London, Bill Douglas and Charlie Chaplin nearly meet
SHORTS: NATURES FURNISHED18:00 – 19:40 BSTEight films reflect on the simultaneities of life – and of water, life-giver and world-destroyer
EXPANDED: EMMA WOLUKAU-WANAMBWA21:00 – 22:25 BSTMay Day closes with a Ugandan sunset and a new artist talk on work
SHORTS: STOUT FOOTWEAR ADVISED10:00 – 11:40 BSTNine urgent dispatches curated by young people in the Scottish Borders
SHORTS: A HUMAN CERTAINTY12:30 – 14:10 BSTSeven films find joy, disappointment and revelation in the memories and myths that make us
SHORTS: A COUNTERCHANGE OF SALTIRES15:00 – 16:40 BSTSix films in which identity, institutions and relationships collide
FEATURE: IN VIVO + WOOPLASH17:30 – 19:10 BSTA new feature by Karel Doing and a new short by Borders Additional Needs Group’s Branching Out
KEYNOTE 2: VIJAY PRASHAD20:00 – 21:00 BSTThe return act: in the equation A = A, the second A is different to the first by virtue of it being second…
SHORTS: POTENT GROUNDS, FANTASTICAL SKIES21:00 – 22:40 BSTSix films looking up, looking down, and listening – onward!
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