Event endedEditor's Choice
Following on from its hugely successful 2010 inception, the Cheltenham Film Festival is back for a second year running – promising film fanatics a three-day feast of screenings, talks and exhibitions.
Organisers say almost every screening is complemented by an exclusive supporting introduction, or post screening panel discussion, with a range of special guests on the bill. For anyone with a passion for cinema, this will be a rare opportunity to hear some truly celebrated film industry professionals speak and discuss their work.
What’s more this year’s event is supported by patron Simon Pegg, and is expected to draw visitors from right across Gloucestershire, Bristol and the south west.
While the full line-up of events can be found at cheltenhamfilmfestival.com, SoGlos.com’s not-to-be-missed highlights for the weekend include:
From 6.10pm at Parabola Arts Centre, in one of the most anticipated events of the weekend, there will be an evening of cherished clips and chat from esteemed film reviewer Barry Norman. A unique opportunity to meet the seasoned British personality. Tickets cost £16 or £14 for concessions.
Then, at 8.30pm, Parabola Arts Centre will be the setting for a screening of Upside Down – The Creation Records Story, a documentary about the highs and lows of the ‘UK’s most inspired and dissolute independent record label’, along with a panel discussion featuring director Danny O’Connor and RIDE performer Mark Gardener. Tickets cost £12.50 or £10.50 for concessions.
At 1.15pm in the afternoon at Parabola Arts Centre, acclaimed British actor, playwright, author and director Steven Berkoff will be talking to film journalist Jan Gilbert about his distinguished career in front of and behind the camera. Organisers say to expect personal insights and anecdotes about his career, fellow actors and life in an ever-changing industry. Tickets cost £10 or £8 for concessions.
In the final event of the day, laugh-out-loud comedian, writer and video enthusiast Adam Buxton will be presenting the BUG Music Videos show at Parabola Arts Centre – a collection of the weird, wonderful and truly great music videos from across the globe. Plus, expect a delightfully insane look at the world of YouTube. Tickets cost £12.50 or £10.50 for concessions.
From 12.45 at Parabola Arts Centre there will be the chance to enjoy a retrospective collection of some of the best Virgin Media Shorts submissions from the last three years. From She Farted and Created the World to CGI-brows and The Black Hole. The collection is dubbed a real eclectic mix of wild and bold ideas. This event is free of charge.
SoGlos.com’s final highlight takes place today at 12.15pm at The Daffodil with Frocks, Frolics & Follies providing the opportunity to see excerpts of films which peek inside the glitzy and glamorous clubs and cabarets of the roaring 1920s and flirty 1930s – accompanied by live piano. Included in the ticket price is a two course lunch at the reputed restaurant with its Art Deco cinema design. Tickets cost £45 for adults, £43 for concessions.
With a whole host more unique events planned to take place in Cheltenham for the burgeoning film festival, visit cheltenhamfilmfestival.com quick and snap up tickets to enjoy all the action in an intimate setting.
Wednesday 21 September 2011
Friday 24 May to Saturday 1 June 2013
Stroud Site Festival 2013 is set to be a feast of arts, culture, music, screenings, workshops and open studios, throughout...
Saturday 25 to Thursday 30 May 2013
See a trio of family films for a fraction of the usual cost, in the comfort of Gloucester Guildhall cinema, with Oz the...
Monday 27 May 2013
As part of the Royal Opera House LIVE cinema 2012-13 season, Cineworld Cheltenham will be screening Rossini’s most romantic...
Thursday 30 May 2013
Parents, along with their bundles of joy, can head to Gloucester Guildhall’s fortnightly CineCubs film screenings to see...
Thursday 30 May 2013
Watch the live premiere of Shane Meadows’ anticipated Made of Stone film at Vue Cinema in Stroud, featuring never-before-seen...