Derby Film Festival is one of the leading regional film festival in the UK. Bringing together film fans, filmmakers and industry figures, Derby Film Festival is ten days long and will run from 4th - 13th May 2018. The patron of Derby FIlm Festival is actor/director David Morrissey (The Walking Dead).

The opening four days of the festival are turned over to genre weekend PARACINEMA which showcases the best in new genre cinema, classics and rare cinema curiosities.

Screenings, previews and showcase events with major figures from the world of film will be accompanied by panel discussions, workshops and masterclasses.

In 2016, we had Sir Ben Kingsley attend the festival for a talk about his illustrious career in Film. Actor and author Simon Callow attended to discuss his career and his series of books about the life of Orson Welles. Other attendees were actress Julie Peasgood and BBFC film examiner David Hyman.

Previous years we have welcomed Sir John Hurt, Jenny Agutter, Phil Davis and Directors Mark Herman, Jake West, Peter Sasdy, John Hough, Waris Hussein and Michael Armstrong

Best Film (feature)
Best Film (short)

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Overall Rating
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    Felipe M. Guerra

    Unfortunately I could not attend the festival in person, but the organizers seemed to me very thoughtful and interested people, and through social networks I could see that the festival really happened and that had repercussion, which is always very pleasant.

    June 2017
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    The festival is in a very beautiful theater, excellent location. The people are very friendly. Had a great time there. Totally recommend it.

    May 2017
  • I am happy that my film was part of their programme.

    May 2017