2020 Festival

27 Feb - 1 Mar 2020
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21st Keswick Film Festival
27th February - 1 March 2020

Keswick Film Festival returns for its 21st year with its acclaimed blend of the best films from the world's greatest festivals, thought-provoking documentaries, plus some retrospectives and special guests.

As we try to decide which of the current crop of films from around the world we should see, why not take a look back at the 2019 Festival to get an idea of what you can expect.

Our short film competition, The Ospreys, will undoubtedly entertain and amuse, and maybe give us a first glimpse of tomorrow's film makers.

Don't just take our word for it! This is what our audiences say about the festival:

An outstanding choice of films and a very friendly atmosphere
Love the festival. Been for the last three years and will return next year
Everyone really friendly, great time indulging a passion for film within a gorgeous location and plenty to explore

Osprey Short Film Awards

We are now accepting entries for the next Osprey Short Film Awards via FilmFreeway.

We're looking for films made this year, under 10 minutes, with a link to Cumbria or the Festival.


Featured Trailer

Keswick Film Club
Theatre By The Lake
Alhambra Cinema
Rheged Centre

Staying in Keswick for the Festival?

Staying in Keswick for the Festival?

Keswick Film Festival has joined forces with Sally's Cottages, an award-winning, local, family-run holiday cottage letting agency based just across the road from our beloved Alhambra Cinema.

Over 260 beautiful holiday cottages in and around Keswick.

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