Welcome to the 8th Film Festival...

...and a week of exciting events in the Holme Valley. A great year for film with blockbusters and Oscar winners of real quality. A big, strong selection of films and documentaries from around the world - and our first Outdoor Cinema on Saturday and Sunday with classics and music films.

The main theme is the 50th Anniversary of Psychedelia – coinciding with a big national exhibition by Pink Floyd – with a mind-bending programme of talks, cult films and music. We celebrate the success of black actors and films and feature films on disability.

 
All the favourites - Local, Food & Film, Kids Films, Cult, New, Revivals, Northern, afternoon black & white, in a string of venues across the Valley.

A celebration of film in one of the nicest areas of the UK. The First Film Festival of Summer.

Stephen Dorril
Director Holmfirth Film Festival

Coming Soon...

Our Next 10 Films & Events

Tue, 23/05/2017 - 1:00pm
Brambles, Holmfirth
Adults:
£4.00
92mins

Dir. Alexander MacKendrick, UK, 1954

Restored and remastered this is a wonderful, charming, sentimental Ealing comedy about attempts to con a wealthy American to pay for a cargo trip for the decrepit puffer boat, Maggie, to a Scottish Island.


Tue, 23/05/2017 - 2:00pm
Picturedrome, Holmfirth
Adults:
FREE
86mins

Dir. Peter Middleton & James Spinney, UK, 2016

A sensitive, thought-provoking and creative BAFTA-nominated documentary that charts writer and theologian John M. Hall's loss of sight. It is both moving and inspirational as Hall's grasps the specifics of his disability.


Tue, 23/05/2017 - 3:00pm
Brambles, Holmfirth
Adults:
£4.00
78mins

Dir. Trey Edward Shults, US, 2016

An independent and unique gem from first time director Trey Shults. Tensions rise at a Thanksgiving gathering when the troubled and alcoholic Krisha - in a truly stunning and totally unnerving performance - reunites with her family.


Tue, 23/05/2017 - 7:00pm
The Barn, Malkinhouse
Adults:
£12:50
95mins
Sold Out

A Food & Film event at Malkin House Farm, high above the Holme Valley - a beautiful setting, wonderful food followed by another excellent film.

 

Dir. Victor Erice, Spain, France, 1983

 

Re-released and remastered this is a perfect, exquisitely beautiful and often moving film about a girl living a northern Spanish city who is fascinated by a South which oozes mystery. One of the great Spanish films.

 

Please note, there is no parking at this venue - if travelling by car, please park on Royd Lane above Malkin House and enjoy the short walk down to the barn.

Limited numbers - advance tickets available online or from Holmfirth Library.


Tue, 23/05/2017 - 7:00pm
Shimla, Holmfirth
Adults:
£13.00
101mins

Curry at Shimla followed by your film:

Dir. John Carney, Ireland, UK, 2016

Coming of age comedy-drama about a Dublin teenager who forms a band to impress a girl. Crowd-pleasing, hugely-enjoyable, heart-melting, exhilarating film with a great '80s soundtrack.

Tickets available from Shimla or online.


Tue, 23/05/2017 - 7:00pm
Picturedrome, Holmfirth
Adults:
£5.00
163mins

Dir. Andrea Arnold, US, 2016

Cannes and Bafta winner about a teenage girl with nothing to lose who takes to the road and discovers the power of love. Breathtaking photography in a US magical mystery tour by British director Andre Arnold. Long but the journey will be remembered.


Tue, 23/05/2017 - 7:30pm
Southgate Theatre, Honley
Adults:
£5.00
114mins

Dir. Matt Ross, US, 2016

Wonderfully enjoyable and at times thought-provoking comedy-drama with Viggo Mortensen as the hippie father with six children living in perfect isolation in the Pacific Northwest forest who has to journey into the real world when their mother dies. Pleasurably free-wheeling and humorous, audiences love it.


Tue, 23/05/2017 - 7:30pm
Kids:
£4.00
Adults:
£5.00
101mins

12A

Dir. Taika Waititi NZ, 2016

There are moments of pure magic in this New Zealand-based comedy drama about a national manhunt for a rebellious kid and his foster uncle played by Sam Neil. An oddball treat that both critics and audiences love.

 

Showing at Meltham Carlile Institute 


Tue, 23/05/2017 - 7:30pm
Brambles, Holmfirth
Adults:
£4.00
75mins

Dir. Laurie Anderson, US, 2015

Multimedia artist Laurie Anderson reflects on her relationship with her dog, Trivia (and her mother), in a dreamlike way that is both a paean to love and a philosophical meditation. It is also terrific.


Wed, 24/05/2017 - 1:00pm
Brambles, Holmfirth
FREE

TBC

Screening of an episode from the very first series of the TV series in 1973, starring Michael Bates. Plus talk by Dr Lynne Hibberd, Leeds Beckett University, whose research (with Dr Zoe Tew-Thompson), looks at way the programme affected collective memories of the Holmfirth.