Oxford International Film Festival 202315

The Oxford International Film Festival returns to the UPP this December with a selection of short films made by filmmakers from all around the world. Join us for this one-off presentation of short films, including intros and Q&A with the filmmakers.

This year’s selection includes the following titles:

  • The Perfect Shot: Antartica (Quinn Halek, USA)
  • Circtopolis (Claire Fleming, UK)
  • Romenesco (Tom Moran, UK)
  • These Wounds (David A Knight, Australia)
  • Immaculate Deception (Emily Lucienne, UK)
  • Tell Me Where To Go (Peter Beatty and Joseph Boyle, UK)
  • Eternal Hourglass (Joanna Vymeris, UK)
  • A Day In February (KlaasDiersmann, UK)
  • The Exchange Girl (George Larkin, USA)
  • The Old Grow Young (Liam LoPinto, Japan)
  • Cathy’s Doll (Taylor Venter, Australia)
  • Earthling (Keith Lane and Molly Graham, USA)
  • A Beating Heart (Julian Maguire, Australia)
  • Old Flames (Fugitives, Canada)
  • Regular Rabbit (Eoin Duffy, Ireland)
  • I’m Not Fine (Madison Olandt and Taylor Olandt, USA)
  • Sand Mama (Catherine Loerke, USA)

Sorry - you missed it!

We showed Oxford International Film Festival 2023 between December 8, 2023 and December 8, 2023.

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What else is on?

Today (Sunday 21st April)


Days of Heaven 12A
1h 34m
Widely regarded as one of the most beautifully shot movies in American cinema history, Terrence Malick's timeless American idyll set in early 20th-century America has been recently restored in 4K.

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Io Capitano 15
2h 2m | Arabic, French & Wolof w/ English subtitles
Deeply emotional and humane drama, based on firsthand testimonies, exploring the hope, heartbreak, and harsh realities of migrant experiences. Nominated for Best International Feature at this year’s Oscars.

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Mothers' Instinct 15
Deaf/HOH Subtitles
1h 34m
The seeds of guilt, suspicion and paranoia are sewn between two friends in this suspenseful psychological thriller set in suburban America and starring Jessica Chastain and Anne Hathaway.

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Tomorrow (Monday 22nd April)


A Year in a Field 12A
1h 26m
Meditative documentary reflecting on the evolving rural landscape, told through the lens of an ancient standing stone, contemplating the intricacies of nature and the trajectory of climate change.

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Evil Does Not Exist 12A
1h 46m | Japanese w/ English subtitles
Captivating eco-drama by Oscar-winning director Ryusuke Hamaguchi (Drive My Car) following residents of a small rural village nestled outside Tokyo opposing the development of a luxury "glamping" site on their land.

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Plan your visit

Our beautiful art deco inspired auditorium can be found just off East Oxford's Cowley Road. We are open 7 days a week. We open the cinema and box office 30 minutes before the scheduled start time of each film, and the Box Office then closes 10 minutes after the film starts. We don’t show adverts, just a couple of trailers, so don't be late as the film itself starts very close to the advertised time!