Keswick Film Festival

UK Talent

UK Talent

UK Talent

As well as looking back over a century of cinema, we also maintain a weather eye on the future.

Not only does the Osprey Competition give the opportunity to showcase new film makers, our UK Talent theme brings us the work of new Directors such as Charlie Cattrall (Titus), Dan Hartley (Lad: A Yorkshire Story) and Erik Knudsen (The Raven on the Jetty).

Featuring Jazz and northern landscapes (themes close to the heart of Keswick); this trio of films will be accompanied Directors and Cast Members.


Friday 28th February 6:00 PM - Theatre By The Lake
Charlie Cattrall (2013) UK 94 mins TBC

Titus is the story of a virtuoso African-American jazz musician whose damaged soul has brought him to the status of a nobody.

Living in London, far from home, he's wasting away, estranged from his one true love – his vintage alto sax.

All hope looks lost until a visitor arrives, Jessica, the daughter he abandoned as a baby.
Over the course of a day and a night together, old demons are laid to rest and new ones are stirred and for one last time the future is back in Titus' hands.

Titus has been lauded and applauded at a number of Festivals, including the Audience Award at Dinard and we welcome Director Charlie Cattrall to host this screening.

Thanks to the Director, Charlie Cattrall.

Sunday 2nd March 11:00 AM - Studio (TBTL)
Lad: A Yorkshire Story
Dan Hartley (2013) UK 96 mins 12A

When Tom Proctor's dad dies his world falls apart; his brother joins the army, his mum is threatened with eviction and Tom gets intro trouble with the police.

Tom's life is turned around however when he's paired up with park ranger Al Thorpe in this enchanting coming-of-age story set in the stunning Yorkshire Dales.

We hope that the Director, Dan Hartley, will be able to attend and host this screening.

Thanks to Roguerunner

Sunday 2nd March 1:30 PM - Theatre By The Lake
The Raven On The Jetty
Erik Knudsen (2013) UK 88 mins TBC

On his 9th birthday, Thomas travels with his mother to visit his estranged father who, since an acrimonious divorce, has abandoned urban living in favour of an isolated rural life in the English Lake District.

As a digital native city boy, Thomas's encounter with the natural world, and his gradual understanding of the pivotal connection he provides for his, ultimately, lonely parents, leads to realisation and discovery. There are things his parents don’t know about each other that only he can reveal.

Perhaps he has the power and the means to change everything.

For this screening, hosted by Director Erik Knudsen, we hope to welcome members of the cast as well as one very special star.

Thanks to One Day Films

Please note this film will now be shown in the Theatre By The Lake's main auditorium.

Supported by the National Lottery through the BFI and Creative England

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