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

Spirit of Independence Film Festival

Fri. 27 September 2024 — Sun. 29 September 2024

Miracle Mile (2023 festival)

The Spirit of Independence Film Festival is a celebration of the best in fiercely independent filmmaking from around the world.

The event brings to the big screen a selection of raw, bold and passionate feature-length and short independent films across genres. Join the festival as it returns to Sheffield for the sixth time in autumn 2024.

Programme details to come.

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