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.

Sun, 30/04/2017 - 7:30pm
Sat, 20/05/2017 - 12:00pm
Sat, 20/05/2017 - 2:30pm
Sat, 20/05/2017 - 3:00pm
Fri, 26/05/2017 - 2:30pm
Fri, 26/05/2017 - 7:30pm

 
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

Sun, 30/04/2017 - 7:30pm
Picturedrome, Holmfirth
Adults:
£5.00
118mins

Jim Jarmusch, USA, 2016

A very special film. An award-winning sublime, lovely mellow comedy about a New Jersey bus-driving poet from America’s leading independent film-maker.


Sat, 20/05/2017 - 11:00am
Hope Bank Works
£7.50

TBC

Experiment with colour and imagery in this animation workshop which will also include screen printing your own original psychedelic T-shirt under the supervision of an experienced animator and artist.

Ideal for 8 to 16 year olds. Bring a packed lunch and a plain white T-shirt.

Limited numbers: advance booking required via Holmfirth Library & Tourist Information Centre.

Further Animation Competition and Workshop details email: doctorsimpo@hotmail.co.uk and on the Festival website.


Sat, 20/05/2017 - 12:00pm
Picturedrome, Holmfirth
Kids:
£4.00
Adults:
£5.00
107mins

Dir. Ron Hall et al, US, 2016

Big Tunes, great characters and a magical return to form in this traditional Disney princess saga set in Polynesia. The best animated family feature of the year.


Sat, 20/05/2017 - 12:00pm
Southgate Theatre, Honley
Kids:
£4.00
Adults:
£5.00
104mins

Dir. Chris McKay, US, 2017

Dizzyingly funny block-buster computer animated Batman comedy. Clever, very entertaining and a visual treat for all the family.


Sat, 20/05/2017 - 12:30pm
Brambles, Holmfirth
FREE
90mins

Dir. Martin Witz (Germany 2011, 90mins)

In 1943 the year the first A-Bomb was built, Swiss chemist Albert Hoffman discovered LSD and changed the world. Hoffman lived to be 100 years old. Entertaining and informative documentary.


Sat, 20/05/2017 - 1:00pm
Box Office Bar
FREE

TBC

Leading Music Journalist Rob Chapman talks about Pink Floyd founder Syd Barrett based on his acclaimed biography of the psychedelic music genius, A Very Irregular Head, with film clips and music.


Sat, 20/05/2017 - 2:00pm
Old Bridge and Picturedrome Square
FREE

TBC

An exploding cornucopia of music from psychedelic films and festivals.


Sat, 20/05/2017 - 2:00pm
Hepworth Village Hall
Kids:
£4.00
Adults:
£5.00
101mins

Dir. Travis Knight, USA, 2016

 

Gorgeous epic adventure. A young boy must find the magical suit of armour his father wore... Beautiful stop-motion animation, dazzling and spectacular with big ideas for children of any age.

 

 


Sat, 20/05/2017 - 2:15pm
Brambles, Holmfirth
FREE
153mins

 

 

 

Excellent documentary with lots of Floyd/Soft Machine on the emerging British underground movement in the mid-60s. 


Sat, 20/05/2017 - 2:30pm
Picturedrome, Holmfirth
Kids:
£4.00
Adults:
£5.00
115mins

Dir. Scott Derrickson, USA, 2016

Benedict Cumberbatch is excellent as the flawed doctor with magical powers who battles dark forces. Hugely enjoyable mind-bending superhero tale based on the 60s' psychedelic Marvel comic.