Saturday, 28 February 2015

Osprey Winners

More than a hundred people came to The Alhambra to watch the Osprey Short Films this afternoon. The winner of the the young category was Matthew Wood's Perception. The judges and audience agreed and A Bit More Sleep by True Productions won the prize in the open category and the audience award. Congratulations to all the film-makers and thanks to everybody who came and made it a great event.

Saturday at the Festival

We'll be showing films for more than 12 hours today, starting with Into The Woods and Camp 14 at 10am and finishing in the early hours of Sunday morning with The Babadook. In between we also have seven locally made short films up for the Osprey Short Film Awards, the Lancaster Millennium Choir and Tarzan and two films on the big screen at Rheged.

Friday, 27 February 2015

Sunday Programme Change: White Shadow & Big Eyes

White Shadow will now be showing at 1pm at The Theatre By The Lake.
Big Eyes at The Alhambra at 1:30pm

Friday at the Festival

The first full day of the festival features eight films, a party for pass holders and we'll be welcoming the director and stars of Radiator to discuss their locally made film.

Border News Report

Fiona Marley Paterson came to Keswick to report on the 16th Keswick Film Festival, the important part it plays in the region and how it helps local filmmakers and businesses.

Thursday, 26 February 2015

16th Keswick Film Festival Starts Tonight

Join us at the Alhambra from 6:30pm for some drinks and nibbles before our first film, The Dark Horse at 7:30pm. The rest of the festival features nearly 30 films which between them have been nominated for 367 awards and won 197 times. Here's a selection of trailers to whet your appetite.

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

John Hurt's Patron's Pick: Big Eyes - Sunday 1:30pm The Alhambra

Unfortunately John Hurt can't make to Keswick this year so we asked if he'd like to choose a film to show at the festival. He's selected Big Eyes, a Tim Burton film that he feels has been unkindly reviewed and is keen to promote. John will be introducing it briefly via video from Serbia where he is currently working.

Big Eyes tells the outrageous true story of one of the most epic art frauds in history. In the 1960s, painter Walter Keane (Christoph Waltz) had reached success beyond belief, revolutionizing the commercialization of popular art with enigmatic paintings of waifs with big eyes. The bizarre and shocking truth would eventually be discovered: Walter’s works were actually created by his wife Margaret (Amy Adams). The Keanes, it seemed, had been living a colossal lie that had fooled the entire world.

Big Eyes, Sunday 1st March 1:30pm The Alhambra
Please note that this now means that White Shadow will be showing at The Theatre By The Lake at 1pm

Monday, 23 February 2015

Lancaster Millennium Choir

Have you ever seen a choir sing to a film? Now's your chance with this unique take on Tarzan from our friends from Lancaster. After thrilling us with Frankenstein and returning with Crazy Walks with Wagner we are delighted that the Millennium Choir, under Musical Director Andy Whitfield, are back with their very own take on the original King of the Swingers.

Frankenstein Sings- 2011

Lancaster Millennium Choir are a community choir for "singers, neophytes or old hands, aged 11 to 111". Their repertoire includes original works covering topics such as children's rights, autism and pregnancy, interspersed with new arrangements of more well known tunes: Dr Who, the Lone Ranger, the Kinks, and even some Handel.

Lancaster Millennium Choir, Saturday 28th February 5:30pm

Theatre By The Lake £5/4/3 - Buy Tickets

Friday, 20 February 2015

Cumbria Live: Top Five Things To See

Local events website Cumbria Live have selected their top five things to see at the film festival this year. It's a great selection (but we would say that!), let us know what your top picks are in the comments, on Facebook or Twitter.

Cumbria Live covers everything from punk to poetry, giving you a mix of the high-brow and the fun to plan your leisure time in Cumbria.

Thursday, 12 February 2015

Film Trailers

A selection of trailers for films showing at the 16th Keswick Film Festival:

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

An Interview With Gemma Jones

Gemma Jones in Radiator
We are delighted to welcome Gemma Jones (Marvellous, Bridget Jones, Sense and Sensibility) to Keswick along with her Radiator co-star Richard Johnson and director Tom Browne. We sent Sara Teresa to talk to her about Radiator, the Lake District and Jones' roles in Harry Potter and the infamous The Devils.

Read The Full Interview Here


Saturday, 7 February 2015

Plan Your Festival

The festival brochure is now online so you can download or print it off and really start planning your festival weekend, thanks again to Split Design for doing such a wonderful job.

We've also created a one page timetable which you can find on the programme page and if you use Google Calendar you can also find all the events in our calendar.

If you're a Facebook user you can join the festival event to let us know you're coming, discuss the festival and share with your friends.

Thursday, 5 February 2015

The Lake - A Short Film Made at KFF15

Last year, at the festival, students from Carlisle College collaborated with our guests Charlie Cattrall and Dame Janet Suzman to make a short film called The Lake which can be viewed online: