Tate Film's cinema programme is a stage for unique encounters with artists' film in all its forms.

Structured into three strands – Pioneers, Artists' Cinema and Counter-Histories – our cinema programme brings together works by artists and filmmakers who seek to challenge the conventions of the moving image and to examine its evolving role in visual culture.


This series presents retrospectives of filmmakers and artists whose works have proposed new approaches to the moving image.


This monthly series presents previews, premieres or unique presentations of works by emerging and established artists, followed by a discussion.


This series presents thematic programmes that challenge stereotypes of movements in film and art history.

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Autumn / Winter Programme

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Lawrence Abu Hamdan: Walled Unwalled

1 Oct 2018, 2 Oct 2018, 3 Oct 2018, 4 Oct 2018, 5 Oct 2018, 6 Oct 2018, 7 Oct 2018

Discover the artist’s expanded video installation, newly conceived for the Tanks

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Jumana Manna: Wild Relatives

10 Oct 2018

Follow the astonishing story of seed preservation in the face of war and climate change in artist Jumana Manna’s latest ...

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Remote Encounters

26 Oct 2018

Join the launch of the Museum of Clouds series with a free screening of three short films set in remote ...

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Museum of Clouds

26–28 Oct 2018

Join the first museum gathering of a cloud of artist-filmmakers whose works have shifted the field of artists’ cinema over ...

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Out of Character

27 Oct 2018

Move on and off set in two short films that circle around roles and romance

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Sonic Terrains

27 Oct 2018

Journey through three films that each take a different approach to constructing landscapes through sound

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Out Here

27 Oct 2018

Follow entanglements of history, geography, power and myth in three short films

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Speculating Worlds

28 Oct 2018

Virtual worlds and corporate dystopias combine in this pairing of two films inspired by literary texts

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Museum of Clouds Forum

28 Oct 2018

​Hear from participating artists, writers and film programmers about the networks, interests and sites that have brought them together in ...

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Remote Sensing

28 Oct 2018

​Experience perception-altering cinema in the series’ closing screening

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James N. Kienitz Wilkins: This Action Lies

14 Nov 2018

Catch the UK premiere of Wilkins’s new short film about the limits of observation

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Wang Bing: Traces

23–25 Nov 2018

Discover the boundary-pushing documentary films of radical Chinese artist and filmmaker Wang Bing in this weekend film series

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Wang Bing: Man with No Name

23 Nov 2018

Explore a moving portrait of life cut off from civilisation

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Wang Bing: West of the Tracks

24 Nov 2018

See the artist’s monumental testament to industrial decline, and to the workers left to survive amongst its ruins

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Wang Bing: Bitter Money

25 Nov 2018

Observe an intimate portrait of migrant workers’ daily lives in this award-winning film

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Wang Bing: Traces and Artist Talk

25 Nov 2018

Hear the artist speak about the recurring subjects and histories in his films

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Yervant Gianikian and Angela Ricci Lucchi: Angela's Diaries

5 Dec 2018

See this touching account of the lives and passion of two influential cineasts

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The Tate Film cinema programme is curated by Andrea Lissoni, Senior Curator, International Art (Film) and Carly Whitefield, Assistant Curator, Film. The programme is produced by Judith Bowdler, Production Manager, Live & Film.

Tate Film is supported by In Between Art Film

Related Events

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Lawrence Abu Hamdan: After SFX

4 Oct 2018

Don’t miss the premiere of a new, site-specific performance by artist and ‘private ear’ Lawrence Abu Hamdan