Keswick Film Festival


16 – 19 February


2016 was a vintage year for film – the most difficult decisions have been what to leave out of the Festival programme rather than what to include – and 2017 includes some significant anniversaries to be marked and celebrated.

The programme includes the pick of the current crop and a celebration of some memorable films in the company of some rather special guests. There is nothing like seeing a favourite film on the big screen and sharing that experience with others – indeed sharing experiences and views is central to this year’s Festival.

Paul Murton will be joining events on the Sunday of the Festival. Paul directed How the Rich Avoid Tax, one of our screenings in partnership with Keswick Peace and Human Rights Group. Paul is an accomplished director with The Bill and Casualty amongst his credits and he appears in front of the camera in his travelogue series Grand Tours of the Scottish Islands.

The second new guest is a little more wooden in its delivery – by kind permission of Nick Barton and the Windermere Jetty Museum Amazon will be stationed outside the Theatre by the Lake on Saturday morning, skull and crossbones fluttering. There may even be a real life Amazon in person, too!

Don’t forget that the website is open for comments on the Critics’ Award and all the films – please let us know what you are looking forward to!



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