Cheltenham International Film Festival

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From screenings and Q&As to workshops and masterclasses, over 45 events make up the six-day cinematic marathon that is Cheltenham International Film Festival 2019.

With the aim to provide an alternative cinema experience, film fans are in for a treat as the first eve Cheltenham International Film Festival opens in the town this May.

Taking place from Monday 27 May to Saturday 1 June 2019, the festival will host over 45 events in venues across Cheltenham, including Cineworld, Parabola Arts Centre, Princess Hall, The Wilson, Chapel Arts and The Frog & Fiddle.

As well as paying homage to cinematic greats, including Mike Leigh, Sir Ridley Scott and Steven Spielberg, the festival aims to shine a spotlight on upcoming filmmakers and will screen several independent features and shorts across its six-day run.

For the full festival line up and tickets, visit directly.

Screenings at Cheltenham International Film Festival

Starring Bill Nighy as a Scrabble playing Dad searching for his long-lost son, the preview of Sometimes Always Never opens the festival on Monday 27 May 2019, followed by a Q&A with director Carl Hunter.

Starting with Mike Leigh for the 2019 festival, each year Cheltenham International Film Festival plans to pay tribute a great filmmaker. Leigh will introduce screenings of two of his earliest films, Bleak Moments and Nuts in May, on Wednesday 29 May 2019.

Other highlights include a screening of Cannes and Berlin festival winner Mug on Tuesday 28 May 2019, and the UK preview of Dev Patel’s newest film, Hotel Mumbai, on Wednesday 29 May 2019.

Polish Films at Cheltenham International Film Festival

With an aim to showcase cinema from countries around the world each year, the festival will screen and highlight the best of Polish cinema in 2019.

Highlights include Suicide Room on Thursday 30 May 2019 and A Coach’s Daughter on Friday 31 May 2019, both followed by Q&As with directors Jan Komasa and Lukasz Grzegorzek respectively.

Women in Film at Cheltenham International Film Festival

Sponsored by Cheltenham Film Society, one of the country’s oldest film societies, the festival will screen work from some of the best female directors as part of its Women in Film season.

Documenting the relationship between cousins Elizabeth and Mary, Josie Rourke’s Mary Queen of Scots, will be screened on Thursday 30 May and will be followed by a Q&A with the director.

Other films not to be missed include Capernaum on Monday 27 May 2019, Happy as Lazzaro on Thursday 30 May 2019 and Polina on Saturday 1 June 2019.

Masterclasses at Cheltenham International Film Festival

With an aim to inspire aspiring filmmakers, the festival is also running two days of masterclasses in partnership with the University of the West of England.

For those looking to get into the creative side of filmmaking, there will be sessions on makeup, costume design, music composition and cinematography on Tuesday 28 May 2019, all with leading artists and designers in their fields.

If you are more business minded, Thursday 30 May 2019 will see sessions on BFI funding, film production, finance and festivals at The Queens Hotel.

For the full festival line up and tickets, visit directly.

Cheltenham International Film Festival
Various venues across Cheltenham
Monday 27 May to Saturday 1 June 2019
Times vary as per event, contact organisers for details
Tickets prices vary as per event, contact organisers for details
(01242) 522852

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Tuesday 21 May 2019

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