Friday, 26 February 2021

Programme Archive


A collage of festival brochure covers

To celebrate and/or commiserate what should have been the weekend of the 22nd Keswick Film Festival we've been through our archives and found all of the old festival programmes. They've now been added to the website as PDFs and online film listings. Starting with Derek Jarman's version of The Tempest back in 2000 right through to Roger Michell's Blackbird which closed the festival last year; there are hundreds of films to explore and remember.

There's still too much uncertainty to know when we'll be back but the new roadmap offers some hope. We're still hoping to hold the Osprey Short Film Awards later in the year and maybe even a mini festival so we look forward to welcoming you back as soon as we can.

Wednesday, 4 March 2020

2020 Audience Awards

In true style, the KFF audience asserted its independence by choosing The Personal History of David Copperfield as its favourite feature film, ahead of big hitters like Parasite and Portrait of a Lady on Fire – and who could argue with such a joyous choice?

The Festival always throws up surprises and Amanda and No Fathers in Kashmir were unexpected pleasures – the latter made more so by the arrival of its star Zara La Peta Webb, along with her family.

The audience did however follow convention in selecting For Sama as the best documentary, with a stunning score of 96.88% - our highest ever score.

Audience Awards – Feature Films

Audience Awards – Documentaries

Monday, 2 March 2020

2020 Osprey Short Film Award Winners

More than 100 people came along to the Alhambra on Saturday afternoon to watch a selection of short films. Directors Richard Heap and Mike Tweddle, whose films opened the festival on Thursday evening, handed out the prizes.

The audience selected CROSS by Gillian Harker for the Audience Award and the Judges awarded their prizes to LEARNER by the Signal Film and Media BFI Film Academy group in the Student category and A PINK CHRISTMAS by Adam Ibbotson in the Open category.

Many thanks to all who came along and to the film makers for creating an amazing selection of films.

Film Club Continues on Sunday with The Third Wife

The Festival may be over but Keswick Film Club has four more films coming up every Sunday evening until the end of March.

The Third Wife - Sunday 8th March 5pm
A Hidden Life - Sunday 15th March 4:30pm
Bacura - Sunday 22nd March 5pm
The Truth - Sunday 29th March 5pm

Sunday, 1 March 2020

Sunday at Keswick Film Festival

It's the last day of the Festival but there's still plenty to enjoy including Sight & Sound's first and fifth best films of 2019 (although you will have to choose between them) and a preview of Roger Michell's Blackbird starring Susan Sarandon, Kate Winslet and Mia Wasikowska.

Saturday, 29 February 2020

Saturday at Keswick Film Festival

Make the most of your leap day by choosing from 11 very different films including the first screening of Ken Russell's Dance Of The Seven Veils in 50 years. 

Friday, 28 February 2020

Friday at Keswick Film Festival

It's the first full day of the Festival and there are 9 films to choose from including 3 films that have yet to be released in the UK. Students from Carlisle College are taking over the Theatre Studio for an afternoon of multi-media performances, this year taking inspiration from the films of Tilda Swinton as part of our Patron's Legacy Project.