|16th Purbeck Film Festival|
The Purbeck Film Festival 2012 is now in its 16th Year and STILL the longest running rural film festival!
This quirky, brilliant and popular event takes place from Friday October 12th to Saturday October 27th - two weeks of fantastic films in over 20 stunning rural locations. The festival is so popular that it has spread its magic into the urban swathes of Poole (The Lighthouse) and
The central buzz of the film festival is the Rex in
Gala Opening film: The acclaimed The Welldigger's Daughter
The Short Film Festival Competition now in its 3rd year and gaining international prestige; entries are coming in thick and fast. Prizes to be won. Closing date is Friday 31st August
Screenbites: A chance to taste Purbeck Produce and watch the academy nominated Israeli film The Lemon Tree
Festival Closing Film: The award winning Danish Film A Royal Affair
Apart from screening films in village halls, pubs, shops, private homes, the festival is back this year to the thrilling, cliff-top location of the newly restored DURLSTON CASTLE; not only will there be evening films but during the day there will be an exciting exhibition of the early history of movies, the story of the film festival itself and the inspirational Rex Cinema in Wareham. One of the evening highlights at the Castle will be a talk, Magic Lanterns, by Robert MacDonald who has researched and lectures on the early visual entertainments and this will be a rare chance to see some of these optical wonders. Another evening at Durlston is dedicated to the ground-breaking BBC producer David Rose (A Purbeck man) who tells his own story in My Journey Together.
Meanwhile, back in the conurbation of
No festival would be complete without the enthusiastic volunteers and the Purbeck Film Festival is no different – there are people happy to put on black polo shirts and lug equipment over the countryside, putting up large screens and stretching tape over cables on dusty floors. Extraordinary.
There is something for everyone here - for sure. Festival programmes are now available, so grab one and spool on to this unique homage to cinema.
Celebrate the magic of the movies in one of the most beautiful places in the world – the Isle of Purbeck
|Last Updated on Saturday, 01 September 2012 14:51|