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 our environmentally focused documentaries and foreign language dramas;  watch a musical biopic of legendary rock stars; educate your children on the prejudices of 1962 in America's deep south; or we can inspire you and your children with the determination and bravery of our special guest Sarah Outen as she introduces her film of her adventures travelling the globe.  Maybe you could try your hand at making your own claymation character with one of our famous animators behind global box office hits such as Isle of Dogs, Fantastic Mr Fox, Shaun the Sheep and Early Man.  Listed below is a full list of PG and 12A rated films being screened throughout the festival.

PG rated

Before the Flood


Biggest Little Farm

The Bookshop

Fisherman's Friends

I'm Going Home / Je Rentre à la Maison

Leave No Trace


Stan & Ollie


12A rated

The Divine Order / Die Göttliche Ordnung

Finding your Feet

Free Solo (inc special guest)

The Green Book

Happy as Lazzaro / Lazzaro Felice

Home (inc special guest)

Little Forest / Liteul Poreseuteu

Mary Shelley

Naming Number Two (inc special guest)

The Old Man and The Gun

The Raft

Sometimes Always Never


Summer 1993

Swimming with Men

Three Identical Strangers


The White Crow

Woman at War / Kona Fer I Strid


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