Borderlines Film Festival 2021

Tom Grieve, Cinema Editor
Borderlines Film Festival

26 March — 11 April 2021 Tickets from £5 — Book now

Borderlines 2021 is a virtual festival featuring 32 feature film previews, along with director and talent Q&As for you to watch from home. The stacked programme features some of the biggest and most anticipated titles from the world of independent film, from Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan in Francis Lee’s bracing period romance Ammonite to Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Colman in Florian Zeller’s adaptation of his own stage play, The Father.

Our picks of the fest include Kelly Reichardt’s quietly astounding frontier fable First Cow and Minari, a gentle depiction of childhood and the immigrant struggle as a Korean-American family stakes its claim on the American Dream in 1980s rural Arkansas. Away from the big names, The Salt in Our Waters is a startling, well-observed tale of culture-clash which sees a worldly, modern artist journey to a small fishing village on a mangrove isle on the Bangladeshi Delta.

You’ll want to book passes or individual tickets quickly for this one, as there is a limited allocation of virtual seats for each title.

26 March — 11 April 2021 Tickets from £5 Book now

Where to go near Borderlines Film Festival 2021

Fairfield Social Club

Launching in spring 2024, Fairfield Social Club is a multi-purpose site next to Angel Meadows Park in the Green Quarter.

The Coro

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Sam Read Bookseller

Award-winning small bookshop in the Lake District. Est. by Sam Read in 1887. Run by Will Smith and Polly Atkin.


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Manchester Wine Tours

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Juno Books

Friendly local queer and intersectional feminist bookshop in Sheffield. Visit for interesting fiction and non fiction books.

The Dusty Miller

Family friendly pub situated in the beautiful village of Mytholmroyd.

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Winckley Square

Hosting a variety of year-round events, from guided walks to jazz evenings, Winckley Square is a Georgian square packed with history in Preston city centre.

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