Meanwhile Christmas is here, or nearly

“The Socialist objective is not a society where everything comes right in the end, because kind old gentlemen give away turkeys. What are we aiming at, if not a society in which ‘charity’... more

Festival Evaluation Report Published

The independent evaluation report of AV Festival 2016 by BOP Consulting is now published. AV Festival 2016 was the sixth edition of the biennial Festival of contemporary... more

Reimagine India Funding Success

AV Festival is please to announce it has been awarded £98,823 from Arts Council England’s Reimagine India programme. We have been awarded funding to work with partners including... more

Thanks and Visitor Survey

After a month of exhibitions, film screenings and special events the Festival is over and returns in 2018. If you attended but didn’t complete a visitor survey you can still fill one in online here. This feedback is really valuable and… more 

Kris Canavan: Labour isn't Working

Standing Shoulder to Shoulder, in solidarity, in defiance against the slaughter of their town by the combines of shipping and steel, 200 strode to London. The Prime Minister refused... more

Levels of Democracy: Ukraine Film Weekend

Focusing on radical documentary in Ukrainian cinema, this weekend includes films from the 1920s–30s to the perestroika era, a profile on filmmaker Sergei Loznitsa and the world premiere... more

Tracing the Anabasis of the Japanese Red Army

Travelling across three decades and between the Middle East and Asia, this weekend connects threads between three artists through the 1970s ultra-left and the political and personal epic of... more

Between Times: Marc Karlin Weekend

This special weekend presents 11 screenings of films by the British filmmaker Marc Karlin, described on his death in 1999 as Britain's most significant, unknown filmmaker. For three decades he... more

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