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 four days long and will run from 14th to the 17th November. The patron of Derby FIlm Festival is actor/director David Morrissey (The Walking Dead).
Screenings, previews and showcase events with major figures from the world of film will be accompanied by panel discussions, workshops and masterclasses. There is also a specific Paracinema strand for the best genre cinema.
Last year we welcomed director Mandie Fletcher (Patrick, Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie) to talk about her career and Toyah Willcox (Quadrophenia, Jubilee) to talk about her career.
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
Films screened at the May 2018 Festival included: Redoubtable (Dir: Michel Hazanavicius, 2017), L'Amant Double (Dir: Francois Ozon, 2017), Ishmael's Ghosts (Dir: Arnaud Desplechin, 2017), On Chesil Beach (Dir: Dominic Cooke, 2017), Revenge (Dir: Coralie Fargeat, 2017), The Endless (DIr:Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead, 2017), The Suffering Of Ninko (Dir: Norihiro Niwatsukino, 2016).
Best Film (feature)
Best Genre Film (feature)
Best Film (short)
Best Genre Film (short)
Best Mid Length Film
Best Mid Length Genre Film
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