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JOIN US FOR OUR FUNDRAISING EVENING WITH JIM CRONIN MEMORIAL FUND AT THE BEAUTIFUL HETHFELTON HOUSE ON SATURDAY 30TH NOVEMBER FOR CANAPES, DRINKS AND PROJECT NIM

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Fundraising Event at Hethfelton House in November

Fundraising Event at Hethfelton House in November

The Purbeck Film Festival and Jim Cronin Memorial Fund are proud to announce a special Gala Screening Event at Hethfelton House on Saturday, 30 November. Dr Alison Cronin, Director of Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre will present a keynote speech at the event, followed by a screening of the gripping documentary Project Nim (12A, 2011).

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THE 23RD PURBECK FILM FESTIVAL CLOSES TO A FULL HOUSE

THE 23RD PURBECK FILM FESTIVAL CLOSES TO A FULL HOUSE

Our strongest Purbeck Film Festival to date closed with two films and a full house for The Souvenir at the Rex Cinema on Saturday, 2 November 2019. Huge thanks to all our fantastic audiences, participants and special guests, sponsors, advertisers, funders and friends, without whom the festival would not be possible.

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Director Carl Hunter introduces his film Sometimes Always Never

Director Carl Hunter introduces his film Sometimes Always Never

We are very grateful to Carl Hunter, Director of Sometimes Always Never, who has sent through a personalised introduction to be screened before the film tonight at the sell out event in Corfe Castle.

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Sarah Outen feeds back from Durlston

Sarah Outen feeds back from Durlston

Last night I presented our film 'Home' to a sell out crowd at the lovely, fuzzily warmly welcoming Purbeck Film Festival in the characterful Durlston Castle. A castle!!! When our film pimp (!) @jonnytull asked me way back if I’d like to present the film in a castle I zoned out of the rest of the info about the festival. A castle. I was sold. Then last night hearing how this 23 year old festival plays five films a night for two weeks across a range of venues, from pubs to castles and everything in between I got the sense of a real collective of energies working together to share and enjoy film in Dorset-and I fell in love. I and @lightshedpictures (in spirit) and our film received such a warm, tender welcome, full of support and curiosity and laughter. Organiser Andrea introduced the film as 'brave and existential' - I'll take that and put it with the 'elegant voiceover' that came with our @Guardian review last week. I'm generally more elephant than elegant, so that's one for the record. Anyway . Thankyou lovely @purbeckfilmfestival and all your team and the audience for coming out to play. Sarah Outen http://www.sarahoutenhome.com/film-screenings

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The film Industry feeds back from 606

The film Industry feeds back from 606

Thank you to everyone at the gorgeous @REXWAREHAM and @purbeckfilm for inviting me to present #StyxFilm last night. Wonderful hospitality and a thoughtful, engaged, insightful audience. For anyone who missed it, the film is now available to rent or buy on 606distribution.co.uk/Styx

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PURBECK SHORTS COMPETITION WINNERS

PURBECK SHORTS COMPETITION WINNERS

A fantastic evening and a full house enjoyed the short film submissions at the Purbeck International Short Film Competition last night. Thank you to NFU Mutual Wessex for sponsoring this event. The winners are listed below (click read more)

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LAWRENCE AFTER ARABIA: FREE SECOND SHORT PREVIEW SCREENING ANNOUNCED

LAWRENCE AFTER ARABIA: FREE SECOND SHORT PREVIEW SCREENING ANNOUNCED

Due to the popularity of this short preview event, we are pleased to announce that a second screening will now take place on Tuesday, 29 October at 6pm at the Rex Cinema.

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Dramatic Documentaries

Dramatic Documentaries

Documentaries have risen from the fiction film’s poor relation to becoming flagship cultural events, around which genuine social change can occur. This year the PFF has a number of documentaries, click read more to read on....


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An original take on kids entertainment

An original take on kids entertainment

If your prefer something more thoughtful and educational for your family entertainment, the film festival is where to look.  We can offer you the chance to see films that will transport you and your family across the world with ...


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Festival Alert - New Special Guest Announced!

Festival Alert - New Special Guest Announced!

We are thrilled to announce that Dame Janet Suzman will be joining Christopher Miles at the ME Research charity screening of Priest of Love on Sunday 20th October.

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