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Themes of Music

Themes of Music

Films with much loved melodies and memorable rhythms, but which also remind us of the difficulties and dangers of stardom and global success. See the 7 films within our theme of music by clicking below on read more.





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Themes of the Environment

Themes of the Environment

Ecological sustainability is fast becoming the key concern of the 21st century and three of our films reflect this. Leonardo DiCaprio’s timely précis Before the Flood, deals with the complex concerns involved in global warming. Blue offers a beautiful hymn to the sea whilst warning us of the dangers of oceanic pollution, and The Biggest Little Farm portrays an uplifting story of an incredibly self-sustaining project in California.

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Themes of the Sea

Themes of the Sea

Films that give prominence to the sea make up one of our four themes this year, four of these films can be seen at Durlston - a recently refurbished castle overlooking the sea on the Jurassic Coast. A more perfect venue would be harder to find. Take a look at the films relating to the sea by clicking on read more.

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A WARM WELCOME TO OUR NEW VENUES FOR 2019

A WARM WELCOME TO OUR NEW VENUES FOR 2019

We are pleased and proud to welcome some new venues to this year's Purbeck Film Festival and we are excited to present these to you, with a great selection of films to choose from...

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FAMILY FILM TO OPEN THIS YEAR'S EVENTS BEFORE MAIN FEATURE

FAMILY FILM TO OPEN THIS YEAR'S EVENTS BEFORE MAIN FEATURE

We are delighted to announce a special FILM PREVIEW (by kind courtesy of Parkland Pictures) of The Biggest Little Farm, to open our 23rd Purbeck Film Festival. Join us on our opening day, Saturday, 19 October 2019 at 6pm, for this wonderful, vibrant and compelling family-friendly documentary which is to screen before our evening feature at 8.30pm. We would like to extend our thanks to Lotek for sponsoring this event screening.

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F RATED FILMS

F RATED FILMS

The BFI have produced research which shows that only 7% of the top 250 films in 2016 were directed by women. In terms of the roles of director, producer, writer, executive producer, cinematographer and editor, only 20% were women. 25% of all films had no women at all in any of these roles. These statistics describe an industry where the vast majority of those involved in cinematic story-telling are male and invariably white, middle-class and middle-aged.

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THE PURBECK FILM FESTIVAL FILM GUIDE IS HERE!

THE PURBECK FILM FESTIVAL FILM GUIDE IS HERE!

We are pleased to announce that this year's Purbeck Film Festival Film Guide 2019, in its new A5 format, is here! Get your copy now from the Rex Cinema in Wareham and shops in the town, including the Tourist Information Centre; Film Guides are also available from Swanage Tourist Information Centre, and many venues throughout Swanage. All venues also now have our guides. Please contact us if you would like one!

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WITH THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS AND FUNDERS

WITH THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS AND FUNDERS

We are very grateful to the BFI Film Audience Network for their unstinting support of the festival. This year we welcome Purbeck Ice Cream as our main festival sponsor along with a new corporate sponsor NFU Mutual Wessex who are supporting the Purbeck Shorts Night. We would also like to thank all our film screening sponsors, listed below.



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Purbeck Shorts Competition

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