Saturday, 31 January 2009

Programme Changes (Updated)

In the previous post I said Satanic Angels was showing on Saturday when it is actually replacing Heavy Load on FRIDAY.

The correct changes (for now) are:
These changes can now be seen on the programme page.

Saturday, 24 January 2009

A Birthday Gift

Last year at the Keswick Film Festival we had a sell out when Carl Hunter showed his film 'Grow Your Own' at the Theatre by the lake and ran a Q&A. We invited him back to show it again this year at Keswick Film Festival 12th - 15th Feb at Theatre by the Lake and Alhambra.

He with Frank Cottrell Boyce, the well known script-writer of many films and books are coming to the festival this year and to celebrate our 10th birthday decided to make us a short film.

The short film, made in Keswick started like this, according to Carl:- 'Roy, Frank and I were in the pub one day talking about Keswick and how it is the best Film Festival and we said - let's do something for their 10th birthday - let's make them a short film.'

With the help of the Keswick Drama Group and the drama course at Cumbria University about 14 people were rustled up for auditions the following week , a bus was hired for the set and filming happened the next weekend. So the film has been made entirely with local non-professional actors, filmed in the area. Over the next couple of weeks filming will be finished and the film put together so it can be premiered at the festival.

Thursday, 15 January 2009

Website Update

The website has been updated in time for the 10th Keswick Film Festival next month. All of the films have now been added and you can find out what's on when and where on the programme page or by downloading the new brochure.

Tuesday, 6 January 2009

The Festival is getting closer

We have our usual quality selection of 'best from the Festivals' with films from Spain, Germany, Iran, Estonia, Israel, Japan, Norway, Argentina and Pakistan. They include a number of pre-releases and premieres. We are particularly pleased to have the UK premiere of Glass: A portrait of Philip in 12 Parts.

The music theme from last February will be playing through the Festival with something for most musical tastes, heavy metal fans will enjoy Anvil, there's tango in Orquesta Tipica, Hilary and Jackie the controversial biography of Jacqueline du Pre, Roma music in the Pied Piper of Hutzovina, the film of Patti Smith and Young @ Heart, the award-winning documentary. In addition to all this we have the film of Heavy Load plus they will be doing a gig in Keswick on the Friday night after the film.

If this isn't your kind of entertainment we have a Terence Davies retrospective and Q & A plus Frank Cottrell Boyce, the eminent script-writer talking about his films and his craft. There will be other guests too.

To celebrate our 10th birthday we are announcing the Keswick Film Festival Audience Award. The winning film will be announced after the Festival on the website. The audience votes will be taken as usual from the feedback forms.

Sunday, 4 January 2009

All Fims Announced

All of the films showing at the 10th Keswick Film Festival have now been added to the films page.

We're busy putting the finishing touches to the brochure and it should be available soon. We're also hoping that tickets for individual films should be available to book from the Theatre By The Lake sometime next week.