Expect a spectacular celebration of cinema as Southampton Film Week returns for its 16th outing this weekend. 

The event, which runs from Friday (November 10) to Sunday November 19, promises screenings, workshops, quizzes, talks, and masterclasses, sprinkled with timeless classics and a few surprises!

It launches with a showcase of the region's rich pool of filmmaking talent at MAST Mayflower Studios. 

Scrapper, showing at Solent University Cinema on Saturday, is part of a bold new wave of British cinema.

Schools and colleges, as part of the Into Film Festival, are treated to The Super Mario Brothers and Polite Society.

Daily Echo: Polite Society will be shown as part of Southampton Film Week

System Update focuses on the climate emergency on Monday while one of the most anticipated events of the festival SFW: Shorts Screening and Awards Ceremony will light up the cultural quarter.

Tuesday sees the return of videoclub - Selected 13, a collection of diverse, surprising and provocative new films by early career artists.

If the golden era of the 1920s is more your style The Mask of Zorro screens at the Turner Sims with live musical accompaniment on Tuesday, and The Hunchback of Notre Dame with live Compton Organ accompaniment is on Thursday at the O2 Guildhall.

Daily Echo: Daleks’ Invasion Earth 2051 A.D. will be shown as part of Southampton Film Week

Enjoy double Doctor Who on Wednesday with Daleks’ Invasion Earth 2150 A.D. and The Delian Mode.

Women in Focus is a screening of archive films from female filmmakers whose work has, until now, been unacknowledged.

On Resistance Street, an examination of the role music plays in the fight against fascism and racism from Southampton filmmaker Richard David, has its regional premiere on Friday November 17.

Documentary Is There Anybody Out There? sees filmmaker Ella Glendining explore disability in an ableist society.

Daily Echo: Is There Anybody Out There? will be shown as part of Southampton Film Week

The event ends with the now legendary Southampton Film Week Quiz at Mettricks Guildhall.

Susan Beckett, City Eye and Southampton Film Week CEO, said: “We always try to bring audiences films and events that they might not have considered before. It’s so easy to sit at home and only engage with what the streaming platforms tell us to watch, but SFW will find must-see films that are not necessarily available this way or that really deserve to be seen on the big screen and with fellow movie-goers – there's nothing like that experience!"

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Full listings

10 November   SFW23: Launch Event

 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

MAST Mayflower Studios

11 November   Scrapper             

7:00pm – 9:00pm

Solent University Cinema

13 November System update with director Q & A          

3:00pm – 5:00pm

Solent University Cinema

13 November SFW:Shorts screening and Awards Ceremony

7:00pm – 10:00pm

MAT Mayflower Studios 

14 November Videoclub – Selected 13

6:00pm – 7:00pm

City Eye & John Hansard Gallery

14 November  Short Story Cinema 1

7:00pm – 9:00pm

Solent University Cinema

14 November  The Mask of Zorro with live Musical accompaniment

8:00pm – 10:00pm

Turner Sims

15 November  Daleks’ Invasion Earth 2051 A.D. & The Delian Mode

7:00pm – 9:30pm

Solent University Cinema

15 November  Love According to Dalva

8:00pm. 10:00pm

The Cinema, University of Southampton Students Union

16 November  Women in Focus

6:00pm – 7:30pm

MAST Mayflower Studios

16 November   Only Love Matters

6:00pm – 8:00pm

Solent University Cinema

16 November  The Hunchback of Norte Dame with live Compton Organ Accompaniment

7:30pm – 10:00pm

O2 Guildhall

16 November  Powaqqatsi

7:45pm – 9.30pm

MAST Mayflower Studios

17 November  On Resistance Street

7:00pm – 9:30pm

Solent University Cinema

17 November  Short Story Cinema 2

7:00pm – 9:00pm

God’s House Tower

18 November   What is film? Part of University of Southampton Hands on Humanities Day

10:30am – 4:30pm

Film Theatre, University of Southampton, Avenue Campus

18 November  Is There Anybody Out There?

7:00pm – 9:00pm

Solent University Cinema

19 November  The Film Week Quiz        

7:00pm – 10:00pm

Mettricks Guildhall