What happens when a human who wants to change the world meets a camera? This year, as part of our Exchange programme, alongside our free film programme, we’ve kickstarted a rebellion in the making of new work through a series of micro commissions and artist residencies.

We’re launching each commission in the lead up to a 3-day celebration of screenings, conversations and workshops to share learning from online and community exchanges.

Open and free to all, this public celebration runs in parallel with our Rebellions strand as part of our Autumn programme in Sheffield.

The commissions are with:
NeuroLove in partnership with Raising Films
Unite for Climate Action
Israac and The Diaspora Multimedia Hub
Three artists residencies, featuring Farzana Khan of Healing Justice London and international exchange between artists,
Suzie Larke (UK) and Tsoku Maela (South Africa), developed in partnership with Unlimited. 

Thanks to the generous support of Wellcome Trust all films in The Exchange programme can be accessed free of charge.


  1. Artist Residencies
    Artist Residencies

    Three artists residencies, featuring Farzana Khan of Healing Justice London and an international exchange between artists, Suzie Larke (UK) and Tsoku Maela (South Africa), developed in partnership with Jo Verrent at Unlimited.

  2. ISRAAC Diaspora Multimedia Hub
    ISRAAC Diaspora Multimedia Hub

    ISRAAC is a Sheffield-based Charity running for over 30 years, providing a range of services and support, primarily for Somali and the wider Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and Refugee (BAMER) communities in the inner-city area.

  3. Unite for Climate Action
    Unite for Climate Action

    Unite for Climate Action is an international platform of young people from Latin America and the Caribbean seeking to share their stories and raise the voices of young people affected by the climate crisis.

  4. Neurolove
    Neurolove

    We're working with Naomi Mwasamabili to curate sessions and micro-commissions for young people. One commission is supported by Raising Films.