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The Sheffield culture guide written by in-the-know locals

Film picks

For those able to visit the cinema, there's a huge variety of offerings coming up soon in Sheffield, including much-awaited new releases and the return of some cult favourites to the big screen.

Our city's independent cinema the Showroom reopened in September, with reduced capacity and socially distanced seating – click here for full details on its safety measures. If you're not up for a cinema trip at the moment, you can enjoy the autumn programme from Doc/Fest online at home.

Start filling your diary with new cinematic delights, with these picks of the films coming soon to Sheffield's screens both in the cinema and online, compiled by our Joe.


Mon. 26 October 2020 — Sun. 1 November 2020


The latest delightful dive into Irish folklore from the studio behind the enchanting Oscar-nominated Song of the Sea. A young apprentice hunter befriends a girl from a mysterious tribe rumoured to have the ability to transform into wolves by night.

Mogul Mowgli

Fri. 30 October 2020 — Thu. 5 November 2020


Director Bassam Tariq's debut fiction feature stars Riz Ahmed – who also co-wrote the film. Ahmed draws from his musical background and British-Pakistani roots in this film about an MC whose dreams of fame are cut-down by an autoimmune disease.

Sisters With Transistors

Sat. 31 October 2020 — Thu. 12 November 2020


The remarkable untold story of electronic music's female pioneers; composers who embraced machines and their liberating technologies to transform how we produce and listen to music today. With online director Q&A and performance from The Space Lady.

Sheffield Doc/Fest Autumn Programme

Fri. 2 October 2020 — Sun. 15 November 2020

Four weekenders from the documentary film festival, taking place each fortnight from 2nd October – at the Showroom as well as online. Each weekend will include a selection of films, talks and a digital art exhibition at Site Gallery.