Sunday, 13 February 2011

Osprey Short Film Awards Winners

It was great to see such a large turnout for the Osprey Short Film Awards. Many congratulations to everybody who entered and a big thank you to Jack Gold and Carl Hunter for their inspiring words.

The winners are as follows:

Under 18s

Gold: Coast Of Soap Ships by Signal Films
Silver: The Solway Spaceman by Activity Films
Bronze: A Frosty Reception by Moonbeam Media

Open Category

Gold: Stuck by Ola Omotoso
Silver: The Deer by Ross Cunningham
Bronze: Endangered Species: Fell Pony Breeders by Dreamtime Films

We're really sorry that we couldn't get any of the Fell Pony Breeder films to show at the cinema but you can now view the film on our website and the rest of the series on Dreamtime Film's Vimeo page.

Most of the other shortlisted films are also available online, see our page on the website for full details.

Extra Screening: Whisper With The Wind - 1:30pm Alhambra

There will be another screening of Whisper With The Wind on Sunday at 1:30pm in the Alhambra

Saturday, 12 February 2011

Extra Screening: The Gleaners and I - Sat 9pm

Due to popular demand there will be an extra screening of The Gleaners and I on Saturday at 9pm in the Studio.

Thursday, 10 February 2011

Are You Ready?

We're busy making the final preparations for the Festival and opening party tonight. How about you? Have you decided what to see yet? I thought it was worth pointing out some of the more special events:
  • Q&A with Kay Mellor at A Passionate Woman, the opening film tonight at 7:30pm
  • The Osprey Short Film Awards in the Alhambra Saturday 11am
  • Jack Gold with a Q&A at Red Monarch in the Alhambra on Saturday at 1.15pm
  • Eric Robson will be hosting a discussion after the Into Eternity at 3:30pm in the Theatre on Saturday.
  • "The hottest ticket may well be for Frankenstein Sings" says EmpireOnline as Lancaster Millennium Choir accompany a 25-minute abbreviation  of James Whale's 1931 classic on Saturday at 6pm
  • Craig McCall is introducing his own film at 1.30pm on Sunday in the Studio, and introducing Black Narcissus later in the day in the Theatre.
We're also hoping to update this blog and tweeting (@keswickfilmfest) throughout the festival using the hashtag  #kff12 
Whatever you see we hope you have a fantastic time.

Monday, 7 February 2011

Osprey Short Film Awards

By now you probably already know all about the great films on offer at the Festival so I'd like to draw your attention to the Osprey Show Film Awards. Every year we ask Cumbrian film makers to submit short films to show at the festival and we award prizes to the best.

Once again the quality of entries has been incredibly high and the judges have a really difficult job of creating a shortlist, let alone decide on winners. There's a great selection of drama, comedy, horror and documentary in the final selection which will be screened at The Alhambra on Saturday 12th at 11am. It's a free event so it would be great to see a large turnout supporting local film makers, many of whom will be attendance.

Click for full details of the short-listed films

Saturday, 5 February 2011

Party News

Keswick Brewing Company is providing beer for the party on Thursday evening. Pass holders and invited guests will be able to have a glass of their beer with their party food.
Why not book a tour of the brewery and find out how their delicious beer is made?

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Empire Online

Of course we think David and his friends have chosen some fantastic films but so do others. Read this to help you decide what to see