What does 2016 hold?

Here at Damaris Media, we’re passionate about film. We’ve partnered with film companies on so many exciting releases, and covered hundreds more on this blog, in all its incarnations.

But there’s still more to do.

As you may have noticed, 2015 was a year of change for us, and now we’re on a new journey. Moving forward, we’re recommitting ourselves to what we do best: enriching lives through the power of film.

Some of the fantastic films we covered in 2015

On the blog in the coming year, you can look forward to loads more ‘closer look’ guides for your film club, as well as features, opinion pieces, and if you’re lucky, sneak-peek previews.

So what does the world of film hold for us in 2016? Here are the releases I’m most excited about.

Room (15th January)

This emotional drama about an imprisoned mother and son discovering freedom has earned rave reviews, especially for star Brie Larson.

Hail, Caesar! (4th March)

The Coen brothers satirise old Hollywood? With stars including George Clooney, Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton and Ralph Fiennes on board? Yes please.

Anomalisa (11th March)

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is one of my all-time favourite films. Now writer-director Charlie Kaufman has come up with something that looks equally strange and wonderful: an existential comedy-drama performed entirely by puppets.

High Rise (18th March)

Director Ben Wheatley is a master of the unsettling. This adaptation of J.G Ballard’s novel stars Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller and Elizabeth Moss.

Zootopia (25th March)

The latest from the creators of Frozen and Big Hero 6 is a rabbit-Fox buddy comedy, set in a city of highly evolved animals. Do I spy a ‘woman in male-dominated workplace’ metaphor? Count me in.

The BFG (22nd July)

The BFG both terrified and enchanted me as a child, and if anyone can capture that magic, it’s Steven Spielberg. He’s even enticed Mark ‘World’s Best Actor’ Rylance to put in a rare screen performance in the title role. Get the Frobscottle ready.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (18th November)

2016 is a great year to be a Harry Potter fan. Not only is official sequel Harry Potter and the Cursed Child coming to the London stage, but Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, a spin-off prequel penned by JK Rowling herself, is hitting screens.

Moana (2nd December)


After Zootopia, Disney will bring us Moana, the South Pacific-set tale of a young heroine in search of a fabled island. There’s no trailer yet but the concept art looks gorgeous.

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Sophie Lister

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