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Tuesday, 5 March 2019

Film Festival

Film Festival programmeFilm Festival Programme Launched

Film Festival: 22-24 March 2019

The full programme for the first ever Hebden Bridge Film Festival (HBFF) has been launched. The festival takes place from Friday 22 to Sunday 24 March.

Over the three days the festival will showcase 12 exciting films including previews of the critically acclaimed Wild Rose, the award winning Eighth Grade and Steve Sullivan's forthcoming film Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story. There is a short film competition, and Q+A's with the festival's patron Maxine Peake and director/actress Jessica Hynes who will talk about her new film The Fight. The festival will also feature masterclasses, and the opening and closing party.

This is the inaugural festival and it is hoped it will be an annual event.

Louise Wadley, HBFF director, said "We have been working hard to bring a truly diverse range of films to Calder Valley. It will be a great weekend for film lovers, with some great guests including Maxine Peake, Jessica Hynes and Sheila Munyiva from the award winning Rafiki which was banned in Kenya."

Hebden Bridge Film Festival Trailer

Film passes and individual tickets are available from this web page or at the official launch event on Friday 8 March, 6.30pm at Hebden Bridge Town Hall. Anyone interested in volunteering during the festival weekend can also find out more on the website or at the event. 

Highlights include:

  • Wild Rose, including a new short film directed by Festival Patron Maxine Peake who will take part in a Q&A. (Friday 22 March)
  • Carmen and Lola, including Skype Q&A with director Arantxa Echevarría. (Saturday 23 March)
  • A preview of Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story, including Q&A with director Steve Sullivan. (Saturday 23 March)
  • Lane 0, including a Q&A with Director Manuel Tera and Alice Dearing (junior world champion Open Swimming)
  • Rafiki, including Q&A with star Sheila Munyiva
  • A preview of Eighth Grade, the recent winner at the Independent Spirit Awards 2019. (Sunday 24 March)
  • The Fight, including Q&A with director and star Jessica Hynes. (Sunday 24 March)

For tickets and further information about the film festival visit the Film Festival website

Programme PDF

See also:

HebWeb News: Film Festival Launch on Friday 8 March (26 Feb 2019)

HebWeb News: Award-winning Carmen and Lola added to Film Festival (21 Feb 2019)

HebWeb News: Jessica Hynes directing debut ‘The Fight’ (12 Feb 2019)

HebWeb News: ‘Being Frank’ confirmed for Hebden Bridge Film Festival (3 Feb 2019)

HebWeb News: Wild Rose announced as Hebden Bridge Film Festival opening film (Jan 2019)

HebWeb News: Hebden Bridge Film Festival - with Maxine Peake as patron (Dec 2018)

Film Festival website