SKY AND GROUND

Dir: Talya Tibbon & Joshua Bennett

What lengths would you go to get your family to safety? In this intimate, IDA-award-winning film, we join a family attempting to make their journey from a refugee camp in Thessaloniki to Berlin – on foot.

In its eighty year history, the iconic American record label Blue Note has repeatedly pushed creative boundaries. Founded in 1939 by Jewish German refugees, who simply loved the new type of music called jazz, the label became a game changing platform for African Americans.

Chris Sievey became a legend as Frank Sidebottom, a bizarre enthusiastic figure with an over-sized papier-mâché head. Beneath the head was a brilliant musician and comedy genius, remembered here by figures including former band member Mark Radcliffe and punk poet John Cooper Clarke.

CHILDREN OF THE SNOW LAND

Dir: Zara Balfour & Marcus Stephenson

In the High Himalayas of Nepal, children are sent from their remote villages to a Buddhist monk-led school in Kathmandu. After a decade of being away, a group of 16 year-olds are making their journey home, with the danger of earthquakes looming.

LAST BREATH

Dir: Alex Parkinson & Richard da Costa

Imagine being lost at the bottom of the North Sea with no light or insulation and 5 minutes left of oxygen – and no sign of rescue in sight. Last Breath’s race-against-time story about deep-sea diver Chris Lemons will leave you gasping for air.

As a transgender man keen to have a baby with his partner Tracey, Jason Barker decides the journey to parenthood is worth filming. He just has no idea how long it’s going to take - and what a crazy trip it will be.

SOYALISM

Dir: Enrico Parenti & Stefano Liberti

The global effect of the pork industry and soybean farming is investigated in this shocking film that reveals how big corporations and the industrialisation of the food industry is destroying our ecosystem.

One of the few films to engage with Rwandans as users of images, rather than simply their subjects, The Faces We Lost follows nine survivors of the 1994 genocide, relatives of victims and professional memory-makers).

THE PONDS

Dir: Patrick McLennan & Samuel Smith

Plunging into ice cold water may sound like a nightmare to many, but to this hardy group of regulars at the Hampstead Heath ponds a winter swim is one of life’s necessities.

FREE SOLO

Dir: Jimmy Chin & Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi

A stunning, intimate and unflinching portrait of free soloist climber Alex Honnold, as he prepares for his lifelong dream: to climb El Capitan in Yosemite National Park... without a rope.

WELCOME TO SODOM

Dir: Florian Weigensamer & Christian Krönes

Welcome to ‘Sodom’, a blazing, toxic electrical dump in Agbogbloshie, Ghana, where thousands of men, women and children work through the waste that has been illegally shipped there.

MAIDEN

Dir: Alex Holmes

The incredible, against-all-odds story of sailor Tracy Edwards, who skippered the first all-female international crew in the 1989 Whitbread Round the World Yacht Race.