Keswick Film Festival

Thank You

The Closer We Get
Round Midnight
The Second Mother
The Wolfpack
Snoopy and Charlie Brown: The Peanuts Movie
The Wonders

The 2016 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 18th Keswick Film Festival.

Thursday 16th to Sunday 19th February 2017

Audience Scores

We've counted up all your votes and the highest rated film was My Love Don't Cross that River. The next two highest scoring film were also documentaries, Sherpa and The Closer We Get, closely followed by Still Mine. The scores for all the films can now be found on the website.


Osprey Short Film Awards

The Audience Award for short film went to Autumn Veil by the BFI Film Academy from Barrow In Furness. The judges selected The Eleutheromaniac and the Nostalgic by Harriet Wigginton as the Young winner and Mourning by N. Andrew Elliot in the Open category.

You can see the winners and most of the other shortlisted films here on the website.

Festival Brochure

The 2016 brochure is now available to download (PDF 3.8MB).


  • Details of all the films
  • An overview of this year's themes
  • Special guests
  • An interview with Ann Martin
  • A festival planner
  • A map of where to eat
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Q&As and Guests

We welcome back Tony Britten who opens the Festival again with his latest film ChickLit; director Rayna Campbell and crew members from Lapse of Honour will be attending along with Helen Walsh who directed The Violators. Tom Allen, whose film Janapar was such a hit at the 2015 Festival will be here this year with two films.

F and the Female Director

Our programme of films featuring the work of female directors has coincided with the development of the F-Rating, a new system designed to flag up the significant involvement of women in film, on either side of the camera.

Best Of The Fests

Our annual trawl of the finest films at major festivals, including Life in a Fishbowl, which was a hit at Toronto: The Wonders and The Assassin, both prize winners at Cannes; The Wolfpack was a huge success at Sundance and A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night has won festival awards across the globe and is this year's late night frightener.


The Memory strand came about through our ambition to put on relaxed screenings for those suffering from dementia and their carers. Calamity Jane will be the relaxed performance, open to all and others in the strand include Imaginaerum, Still Mine, The Closer We Get and My Love, Don’t Cross That River.


Both Jazz and film fans will enjoy the classic Round Midnight along with two great documentaries, A Great Day in Harlem and Ornette: Made in America. Jazz and film fusion goes one step better for a special live event on Sunday night: Barker & Shaw at the Movies.

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

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