Day for Night is a UK-based independent film company working across the film exhibition, distribution and screen translation sectors. Established in 2006, we are committed to supporting and promoting high-calibre independent film from around the world, with a particular focus on Asian cinema and emerging directors.
The promotion of accessibility and cultural diversity is at the heart of what we do. Working closely with filmmakers, festivals and venues, we engage wide and diverse audiences, creating platforms for some of the most distinctive, challenging and life-affirming voices in contemporary cinema.
As a distributor, we have championed films from countries including Thailand, Japan, Myanmar and the Philippines. We have also helped introduce UK audiences to such critically-acclaimed directors as Pema Tseden (Balloon, Tharlo), Dominga Sotomayor (Too Late to Die Young, Mar, Thursday Till Sunday), Chaitanya Tamhane (Court) and Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit (Mary is Happy, Mary is Happy, 36, Die Tomorrow).
We curate festivals, film seasons and multi-art form events for cinemas, NGOs, universities and other independent organisations. Since 2018, we have run the Aperture: Asia & Pacific Film Festival. Aperture was founded with a vision of supporting and celebrating cinema from underrepresented regions. We've shown films hailing from Cambodia to Kazakhstan and from Thailand to the Tibetan plateau. We've highlighted the work of female Maori directors and led discussions with South East Asian experimental film collectives. We've collaborated with the RNIB for a screening of a documentary about Malaysia's national blind football team and even commissioned a new soundtrack for a series of recently restored avant-garde short films from 1960s Taiwan.
In addition to our distribution and exhibition activities, we provide boutique subtitling and audio description services. Working responsively to meet clients' needs and keeping up to date with industry best practices, we can deliver access materials for theatrical and VOD releases. From feature films to factual programming and from multi-language operas to last-minute trailers, we've got you covered. If you have questions about any of our services or are interested in collaborating, do get in touch — we'd love to hear from you.