FEEL GOOD FILM FESTIVAL
From the curious to the crazy, the programme features a selection of the best feel-good films on the planet! Starring an air guitarist known as The Jinja Assassin, eccentric beetle-mad OAPs and lots more.
This programme is a live event and can only be watched in the viewing periods above.
Available to watch worldwide (except for the U.S. and Australia).
Single viewing passes £10 | Multiple passes - use code EPIC-TEN at checkout & save 10%.
Includes access to bonus content and interactive virtual foyer.
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FEEL GOOD #2 | FILM DETAILS
Alex Roberts is a high school drama teacher by day and the second-best air guitarist in the world by night. We join Alex, aka The Jinja Assassin, as he travels from his hometown of Perth, Australia, all the way to Finland to compete in the Air Guitar World Championships. Alex loves the niche sport of air guitar because it’s about creativity, reckless abandonment and, above all, embracing the ridiculous.
Octogenarians Charlie and Lois O’Brian have an unusual passion: they’ve spent the last 60 years quietly amassing the world’s largest private insect collection – an entomological game-changer of 1.25 million specimens. This humorous and poignant film explores the love of nature and the nature of love – and what it means to completely devote oneself to both.
THE MAGIC OF CHESS
Every year, the next generation of chess masters meet at the National Elementary Chess Championship. In the ensuing games, kids learn not only the tactics of the game but speak of bravery, belief in oneself and the importance of opening moves. They may not always win, but in this short film, the magic of chess is seen through youthful eyes brimming with possibility. Queen’s Gambit eat your heart out.
“All superhero stories start with something bad. Maybe that’s my story too.” Joseph Sleiby miraculously survived the 2020 Beirut blast at his grandparents’ house in Karantina in north-eastern Beirut. Channelling his devastating experiences into hope, Joseph becomes Super Joe, on a mission to help himself, and all the other children traumatised by the blast, on their way to psychological recovery.
FOR THE LOVE OF DOG
Why are dogs called man’s best friend? Filmed across parks in London, For The Love of Dog explores the age-old relationship with hilarious, heart-warming and sometimes very unexpected results. A tribute to our furry friends as told by their devoted owners and a fascinating glimpse into the incredible friendships between human and hound.
Five years after breaking his back in a snowboarding accident and being left paralyzed from the waist down, Trevor Kennison returns to the backcountry with a new outlook and facing a new set of challenges.
FIT TO BE TIED
Fit to be Tied chronicles the journey of Canada’s best balloon twisting artists as they take the stage at the World Balloon Convention — the most prestigious event in the international balloon twisting community. It's not only a story about an unconventional art form, but also about belonging — a look at how an unusual skill has brought together a wonderful group of passionate people who have found a home in this community.
CHOOSING TO LIVE
While mourning her late husband Ryan, Sarah Hornby craved an opportunity to connect with him and chose his biggest passion – bikepacking, which is cycling in the wilderness and camping along the way. Her goal was simple: she would attempt all 10 routes he created while researching his bikepacking guidebook, in a single year. As she pedalled, her story transformed. From sadness and loss to a profound celebration of both his life and her own unique journey, she was choosing to live.
MY FATHER THE MOVER
Dad dancing can be embarrassing – even if your dad’s a pro! In the small South African township of Khayelitsha, dance teacher Stoan Galela uses African electronic Gqom music to help local children overcome hardships, such as drugs, poverty and abuse, and to find superhero powers. But there’s one person he still hasn’t managed to reach – his daughter Alatha. A heart-warming short film that will have you movin’ and shakin’ at home.
Please note that the film programme may be subject to change and some of the films contain a small amount of coarse language.