Film, Documentary

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Where You're Meant To Be

A collaboration between lo-fi pop raconteur Aidan Moffat (Arab Strap) and filmmaker Paul Fegan as they tour Scotland documenting their journey. These live shows will be part ceilidh, part poetry recital, part gig featuring local guests along the way.

Barrowland, Glasgow

Sat 17 May

Free (ticketed) / 0141 552 4601

Blue Lamp, Aberdeen

Fri 25 Apr

Free (ticketed) / 01224 641122

The Caves, Edinburgh

Sun 27 Apr

Free (ticketed) / 0131 557 8989

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Wildscreen Festival

The largest international wildlife and environmental film festival returns for a whole week of events, from film screenings to debates and discussions.

Watershed, Bristol

Sun 19 Oct

Times & prices vary / 0117 927 6444 (general enquiries) / 0117 927 5100 (box office)

Mon 20 Oct

Times & prices vary / 0117 927 6444 (general enquiries) / 0117 927 5100 (box office)

Tue 21 Oct

Times & prices vary / 0117 927 6444 (general enquiries) / 0117 927 5100 (box office)

…and 3 more dates until 24 Oct

Aberdeen Film Festival

The very first Aberdeen Film Festival promises to take advantage of the city's cultural connections to bring in films and filmmakers from across the globe. Expect feature films, shorts and docs, plus workshops, Q&As and a web series night.

Various venues, Aberdeen

Sat 27 Sep

Times & prices vary

Sun 28 Sep

Times & prices vary

Mon 29 Sep

Times & prices vary

…and 13 more dates until 12 Oct

Document 12 Film Festival

This dedicated international human rights documentary film festival uses international film to raise the profile of human rights and social issues that are not exposed in the mainstream media. It showcases a wide range of styles from reportage to cinematic essays, investigative journalism to left-field experiments.

CCA, Glasgow

Fri 10 Oct

Times & prices vary / 0141 352 4900

Sat 11 Oct

Times & prices vary / 0141 352 4900

Sun 12 Oct

Times & prices vary / 0141 352 4900

Dolina McLennan – A Continuing Renaissance

Directed by Mike Alexander of Pelicula Films Ltd for BBC Alba,  Dolina  (2012) is an archive-rich, hour-length celebration of the career of Dolina MacLennan, singer, actor, writer and Gaelic activist. Followed by  An Ceasnachadh (1999) which recreates, in searingly dramatic form, the ordeal of a police questioning in the…

Teviot, Edinburgh

Sun 11 May

£7 (£5) / 0131 650 4673

Part of TradFest.

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Edinburgh Short Film Festival

Ten events over two weekends, showcasing a selection of the best shorts by filmmakers from across the globe.

Various venues, Edinburgh

Fri 6 Jun

Times & prices vary

Sat 7 Jun

Times & prices vary

Sun 8 Jun

Times & prices vary

…and 3 more dates until 15 Jun

Flying High: Aviation on Film

View some rediscovered films that capture Scotland's early aviation history, with Ruth Washbrook of the Scottish Screen Archive and Moya MacDonald from Another Orkney Production. Booking is essential.

National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh

Wed 28 May

Free / 0131 623 3734

  • 18:00

Fukushima, Hiroshima, Fukushima

Three documentaries created by Japan Desk Scotland exploring the Fukushima nuclear accident and the atomic bombing on Hiroshima. Booking is essential.

Chaplaincy Centre, Glasgow

Tue 10 Jun

Free / 0141 548 4144

  • 14:30 – 16:00

Wed 11 Jun

Free / 0141 548 4144

  • 14:30 – 16:00

Thu 12 Jun

Free / 0141 548 4144

  • 14:30 – 16:00

University of Strathclyde: Graham Hills Building, Glasgow

Wed 30 Apr

Free / 0141 552 4400

  • 14:30 – 16:00

Thu 1 May

Free / 0141 552 4400

  • 14:30 – 16:00

Fri 2 May

Free / 0141 552 4400

  • 14:30 – 16:00

Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard – Making 20,000 Days on Earth: A Masterclass

The British filmmaking duo share their insights into creating a feature documentary for the big screen.

Hackney Picturehouse, London E8

Fri 18 Apr

0871 902 5734

John Muir – The Schools Film Presentation

A short animated film exploring the early life of John Muir in East Lothian, created by pupils at Law, Musselburgh Burgh and Dunbar Primary Schools with local animation company D fie foe Productions.

The Brunton, Musselburgh

Thu 24 Apr

£5 / 0131 665 2240

Part of John Muir Film Festival.

  • 10:30

Manet: Portraying Life

An look at the exhibition of more than 50 works, including masterpieces like Music in the Tuileries, Olympia, Luncheon on the Grass and The Railway. Hosted by Tim Marlow with expert guests and featuring behind-the-scenes footage and a biography of Manet and 19th century Paris.

Gulbenkian, Canterbury

Sun 20 Apr

01227 769075

  • 19:00

Pixelate Film Festival

Film festival encompassing fiction, documentary and experimental narratives from first and second year students at the outset of their careers.

The Poly, Falmouth

Thu 19 Jun

Free / 01326 319461

  • 18:00 – 23:00

Fri 20 Jun

Free / 01326 319461

  • 18:00 – 23:00

Sat 21 Jun

Free / 01326 319461

  • 18:00 – 23:00

Southend Film Festival

The sixth Southend Film Festival continues their focus on British independent films, which this year will be supported by film shorts for the first time. The programme includes classics, world cinema and new documentaries as well as an official big screen premier of two 1950s comedy shorts by Peter Sellers, long thought…

Various venues: Southend-on-Sea

Thu 1 May

Times & prices vary

Fri 2 May

Times & prices vary

Sat 3 May

Times & prices vary

…and 2 more dates until 5 May

Those Were The Days My Friend

Traditional songs, performed live, are interspersed with cine films showing life in Wiltshire up to the 1970s.

Wyvern Theatre, Swindon

Fri 25 Jul

£15–£11 (£13–£9) / 01793 524481

  • 19:30