2017 Festival

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Thank You

The festival has come to and end and we hope you all had a great time. All of the film pages on the website have a comments section so you can share your views or if you'd like to leave us feedback you can contact us or find us on Twitter and Facebook.

We hope to see you again next year for the 19th Keswick Film Festival.

18th Keswick Film Festival

16-19th February 2017
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Greta Scacchi

Greta Scacchi

Our principal guest for 2017 will be Greta Scacchi, fresh from the West End stage, in Kenneth Branagh's The Entertainer. We will be screening a number of films from her illustrious career and looking back at her work
Michael Curtiz

Michael Curtiz

The 75th anniversary of the release of Casablanca is too good an opportunity to miss and this timeless film will be given even more resonance by Adam Feinstein's talk providing insight into the works of director Curtiz.
Short Films

Short Films

10 fantastic short films all with a connection to Cumbria or the Festival. The judging panel will present their prize and you will have an opportunity to vote for the Audience Award.
Critical Acclaim

Critical Acclaim

We invited film critics, Matt Glasby, Karen Krizanovich and Ali Catterall to choose the best film they had seen in 2016 for screening at the Festival and make the case for their selection to win the Keswick Film Festival's Critics' Award.


There are more than 30 films showing at the Festival this year so choosing what to see isn't easy.

Here is a selection of trailers to give you a glimpse of the films on offer and may help you decide what to see:


Keswick Film Club
Theatre By The Lake
Alhambra Cinema
Rheged Centre

Supported by Film Hub North, led by Showroom Workstation. Proud to be part of the BFI Film Audience Network

Film Hub North
BFI Film Audience Network

All programme and film details are correct at the time of publishing but may be subject to change.