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Congratulations to Ithaka

Winner of this Year’s Audience Award

Their film poster was displayed across Clear Channel’s huge digital billboards in prominent locations across the country, all thanks to our wonderful Soho neighbours, Clear Channel.

They partnered with us to take the festival to the broadest possible audiences across the UK, driving awareness of independent film and sharing stories that matter across the nation.

See our interview with Ben Hope from Clear Channel for more details.


Filmed over two years, this documentary follows 76 year-old retired builder, John Shipton’s tireless campaign to save his son, Julian Assange.

Now with Julian facing a 175 year sentence if extradited to the US, his family members are confronting the prospect of losing Julian forever to the abyss of the US justice system.

Director – Ben Lawrence