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

Mon, 22/05/2017 - 1:00pm
Brambles, Holmfirth
Adults:
£4.00
102mins

Dir Carol Reed, UK, 1953

Carol Reed's excellent, newly restored Cold War thriller set in the wreckage of post-war Berlin and starring James Mason, Claire Bloom and Hildegard Knef is very much in the mould of The Third Man.


Mon, 22/05/2017 - 2:00pm
Picturedrome, Holmfirth
Adults:
FREE
89mins

Dir. Roger Ross Williams, US, 2016 

Captivating and moving multi-award-winning coming-of-age documentary about a boy and family who overcame the challenge of autism by immersing themselves in the world of Disney animation to reconnect with the real world.


Mon, 22/05/2017 - 3:00pm
Brambles, Holmfirth
Adults:
£4.00
97mins

Dir Frantisek Vlacil, Czechoslovakia, 1967

Mid-60s Czech new wave film production was incredibly impressive. One of its forgotten classics is this beautiful, visionary medieval tale manhood by country's greatest director of the boy who grows into. Powerful, engrossing it is no surprise that Stanley Kubrick considered it to be one of the best films of the 1960s.


Mon, 22/05/2017 - 7:00pm
Shimla, Holmfirth
£5.00
156mins

Dir No Hong-jin, Korea, 2016

Suspicion leads to hysteria following the arrival of a mysterious stranger and series of brutal murders. The Koreans are producing great films at the moment and this intense horror thriller is one of the best films of the year. 


Mon, 22/05/2017 - 7:00pm
Southgate Theatre, Honley
Adults:
£5.00
139mins

Dir. Mel Gibson, Australia, 2016

Electrifying true story of the ostracised US pacifist medic who won the Congressional Medal of Honour in WW2 for saving his fellow soldiers in a brutal and savage battle that makes for old-fashioned riveting cinema.


Mon, 22/05/2017 - 7:00pm
The Barn, Malkinhouse
Adults:
£12.50
108mins

THERE ARE STILL A FEW TICKETS LEFT ON SALE AT HOLMFIRTH LIBRARY (open till 7pm today) FOR THIS FOOD AND FILM EVENT AT MALKIN HOUSE BARN, high above the Holme Valley - a beautiful setting, wonderful food followed by an excellent film. 

IF YOU HAVEN'T PLANNED WHAT TO EAT TONIGHT, TREAT YOURSELF. 

TRUMAN      Dir. Cesc Gay (Spain, Argentina 2016, 108mins 15)

Wise, wistful and well-observed film about two friends (and a dog) who have a final bittersweet reunion in Spain. A lovely film with a wonderful tone and great performances from Ricardo Darin and Javier Camara (and the dog).

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

 


Mon, 22/05/2017 - 7:30pm
Picturedrome, Holmfirth
£5.00
120mins

TBC

We've done it again - found another rich crop of old and historic film of the Holme Valley and Huddersfield. The premier of our documentary on artist Trevor Stubley, Mike Wade's Summer Wine Town, old Holmfirth, foreign views of Huddersfield, a young Ashley Jackson, local music and lots more for another, emotional, nostalgia feast.


Mon, 22/05/2017 - 7:30pm
Brambles, Holmfirth
Adults:
£4.00
91mins

Dir. Thomas Riedelsheimer, Germany, Finland, UK, 2011

Gorgeously shot and masterfully directed portrait of the international bohemian artist Andy Goldsworthy who creates beautiful sculptures for the outdoors from natural materials. Award-winning documentary only now available is immensely enjoyable.


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.