UK films in autumn festivals 2021

UK films and co-pros in selection

We're delighted to celebrate the selection of UK films and co-productions at 2021 autumn international festivals, which represents a fantastic showcase of talent. World premieres include titles from award-winning and acclaimed filmmakers such as Terence Davies, Edgar Wright, Lucile Hadzihalilovic, Harry Wootliff, Kenneth Branagh and many more.

Twenty three UK films are in selection at TIFF (Toronto) this year, and high profile British talent at the festivals includes Riz Ahmed (Jury Head for TIFF Platform), Benedict Cumberbatch (TIFF Tribute Actor Award), Kiera Knightly and Judi Dench.

Find out more about the anticipated festival selections here.



In Competition

SPENCER dir. by Pablo Larrain (Germany-UK) – World Premiere

THE CARD COUNTER dir. by Paul Schrader (USA-UK-China) – World Premiere

THE LOST DAUGHTER dir. by Maggie Gyllenhaal (Greece-USA-UK-Israel) – World Premiere

Orizzonti strand

TRUE THINGS dir by. Harry Wootliff (UK) – World Premiere

Venice VR Expanded

GOLIATH: PLAYING WITH REALITY dir. By May Abdalla and Barry Gene (UK-France) – World Premiere

Out of Competition

LAST NIGHT IN SOHO dir. by Edgar Wright (UK) – World Premiere

THE LAST DUEL dir. by Ridley Scott (US-UK) – World Premiere

THE REAL LED ZEPPELIN dir. By Bernard MacMahon (UK-US) – World Premiere



Discovery strand

A BANQUET dir. by Ruth Paxton (UK) – World Premiere

Special Presentations

ALI & AVA dir. by Clio Barnard (UK) – North American Premiere

ENCOUNTER dir. Michael Pearce (US-UK) – International Premiere

BENEDICTION dir. By Terence Davies (UK) – World Premiere

MOTHERING SUNDAY dir. Eva Husson (UK) – North American Premiere


SILENT NIGHT dir. by Camille Griffin (UK) – World Premiere

BELFAST dir. by Kenneth Branagh (UK) – World Premiere

THE ELECTRICAL LIFE OF LOUIS WAIN dir. by Will Sharpe (UK) – Canadian Premiere

THE FORGIVEN dir. by John McDonagh (UK) – World Premiere

LAST NIGHT IN SOHO dir. by Edgar Wright – North American Premiere


EARWIG dir. by Lucile Hadzihalilovic (UK-France-Belgium) – World Premiere

Contemporary World Cinema

NOBODY HAS TO KNOW dir. by Bouli Lanners (France-Belgium-UK) – World Premiere

TRUE THINGS dir. by Harry Wootliff (UK) – North American Premiere


THREE MINUTES – A LENGTHENING dir. by Bianca Stigter (Netherlands/UK) – North American Premiere

THE RESCUE dir. by Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin (US/UK) – International Premiere

Midnight Madness

DASHCAM dir. by Rob Savage (UK/US) – World Premiere

Special Event

SPENCER dir. by Pablo Larrain (UK/Germany) – World Premiere

Short Cuts

A FEW MILES SOUTH dir. by Ben Pearce (UK) – World Premiere

BHAI dir Hamza Bangash (UK/Canada/Pakistan) – World Premiere

EGUNGUN (MASQUERADE) dir. by Olive Nwosu (UK/Nigeria) – World Premiere

THE FUTURE ISN'T WHAT IT USED TO BE dir. by Adeyemi Michael (UK) – Canadian Premiere

HANGING ON dir. Alfie Barker (UK) – International Premiere

SOFT ANIMALS dir. by Renee Zahn (UK) – North American Premiere



BENEDICTION dir. By Terence Davies (UK) – European Premiere

EARWIG dir. by Lucile Hadzihalilovic (UK/France/Belgium) – European Premiere

THE SOUVENIR PART II dir. by Joanna Hogg (UK)


Image: TRUE THINGS directed by Harry Wootliff, starring Ruth Wilson and Tom Burke. In selection for Venice and Toronto 2021.