Derby Film Festival
The sixth edition of Derby Film Festival is here! Bringing you 26 feature films that will screening in Derby for the first time along with over 50 short films and, in a new addition for this year’s festival, 4 mid-length films that run between 30-60 minutes. Some of these films may never play the Uk again, while some will be filling the editorial columns of film writers this winter and next spring.
We have two special guest for this year’s festival – Our Hero Of Cinema Award will be given to the esteemed Ken Loach for his stellar work in cinema over the past….50+ years. Ken will be joining us with his brand new film, fresh from competition at the Cannes Film Festival, Sorry We Missed You. See you at the Movies!
Read on below for further highlights from the programme.
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Blackmail at Derby Cathedral
We are continuing our collaborations with Derby Cathedral with a screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s Blackmail with live accompaniment from the leading UK silent film pianist Neil Brand. You may know Neil from his highly acclaimed BBC4 television series. Sound Of Cinema, the Music that made the Movies and Sound of Song. We are beyond excited to hear his score live at the Cathedral and are delighted that he will be delivering a workshop on the methods of scoring silent cinema. Not to be missed.
My Extraordinary Summer With Tess
Picking out some of the films to highlight from this year’s festival is difficult as it is such an eclectic mix….but we’re going to do it anyway! My Extraordinary Summer With Tess is a real gem. Fresh from its award winning selection at the Berlin Film Festival and it’s screening at the London Film Festival, this delightful Dutch family comedy-drama is pack with wit, drama and slightly macabre comedy that you rarely see in Hollywood family cinema. This is one for all the family.
Judy and Punch
And two more that you will be hearing more about later this year – Judy And Punch is our opening film preview. This Australian film takes the traditional Punch And Judy story and gives it a modern, feminist twist. Starring Mia Wasikowska as Judy and Damon Herriman (recently seen as Charlie Manson in Tarantino’s Once Upon A Time In Hollywood) as Punch.
Madness In The Method
One closer to home as we welcome back Madness In The Method, the directorial debut of Jason Mewes (Jay and Silent Bob Reboot) and produced by friend of QUAD producer Dominic Burns. Dom will be on hand to introduce the new film that was shot in Hollywood and….Derby! See if you can spot the council house and QUAD in the final film!Madness In The Method
Earlier this year Paracinema Film Festival ran on it’s own for the first time in May, but here at DFF we missed them so we’ve invited them to programme a strand of this year’s festival and they haven’t disappointed – bringing crazy Swedish horror, anarchic Portuguese sci-fi, US comic book serial killers, an amazing selection of short films and the legendary ‘Best Worst Movie’ Troll 2.Paracinema
Come to QUAD – Derby November 14 – 18 to join in our feast of fantastic films.