Imagine bearing witness to the birth of a blazing new cinematic talent. That is the promise on offer in the Pioneer strand of the Festival programme. Here you will find a collection of first and second features from filmmakers who are poised to make their mark on the world. The list is packed with fresh discoveries, UK premieres and first chances to catch films that you just can’t get out of your mind. If you like to go talent-spotting then this is the place to be. 

Full programme released 29 January 2020.

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