The Patron's Legacy Project - Cinephoria
When Sir John Hurt visited the Festival he gave freely of his time to help local film and media students develop
their craft, inspiring many to further their careers in the industry.
The Project seeks to pay tribute to his legacy with a showcase of short films, performances and
exhibitions, created by students from Carlisle College as part of the UAL Foundation and Media Production courses.
Studio - Friday 28th February 1pm (Free Entry)
We follow the success of 2019's showcase, POPCORN
, with another afternoon of multi-media performances from the students who,
this year, have taken their inspiration from the films of Tilda Swinton.
Friday 28th February, 1pm Studio
Theatre By The Lake - Open now until the end of the festival
Each year Visual Communication and Illustration students from the UAL Foundation Diploma in Art and Design at Carlisle College design
alternative posters for the films in the Keswick Film Festival.
The challenge is to devise visual equivalents for the films, most of which are unseen by the artists, based on the themes, settings and
storylines, similar in approach to the pioneering Eastern European film posters of the 60s and 70s, where, untroubled by Hollywood conventions, designers gave
free rein to their imaginations in designing parallel artworks that existed in their own right.
The exhibition also includes outcomes devised by students under the
Patron's Legacy Project initiated in memory of the late John Hurt.
Students from Foundation and the UAL Diploma in Media and Film Production have responded in completely open-ended ways to
the films of this year’s subject, Tilda Swinton, some examples of which
are below. Films studied include Orlando, Suspiria, Grand Budapest
Hotel, Snowpiercer, Only Lovers Left Alive (shown at the Festival on
Friday in the Studio), We Need To Talk About Kevin and Moonrise Kingdom.
Carlisle College and Keswick Film Festival are delighted that Miss
Swinton agreed to be the subject of this year's Legacy Project.