Published On: Tue, May 13th, 2014 on 2:35 pm

5th Holmfirth Film Festival promises to be the best one yet

Holmfirth Film Festival

(l-r) Ken Boulton, Stephen Dorril, and Sarah Whitelaw outside the Picturedrome

This year’s Holmfirth Film Festival is set to be the best one yet with over 60 screenings of films and documentaries, and even a mobile cinema truck.

Taking place from 23 May to 30 May, it will build on the success of the last four years with a packed-out programme bringing together films from around the world and the UK, screened in Holmfirth’s historic Picturedrome and other venues throughout the Holme Valley.

Festival director Stephen Dorril said: “This year sees a major expansion in the number of films we are screening. We are catering for lots of different interests and groups.

“We want people to share our enthusiasm for film and to give them the opportunity to see films they simply would not have to opportunity to view otherwise.”

To make things a little easier, the week-long festival will also be travelling via a truck, which has been converted into a mobile cinema.

Another new addition named the ‘Clipathon’ has been added for this year’s event, in which people can bring along their favourite film clips on DVD and talk about them.

Parents have also been invited to bring along their children to take part in workshops for animation and short filmmaking.

Mr Dorril added: “We are making a special effort during this holiday period with films for children and families, and for films specifically for young people. It is part of our remit to encourage young people to see film as a great cultural and creative activity and experience.”

The level of interest has been at an all-time high this year, and organisers have even had enquiries from London and Liverpool from people staying the whole week of the festival.

To find out more about the Holmfirth Film Festival, its programme and tickets, please visit

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