Keswick Film Festival

Thank You

Thank you so much for coming, those of you who were there. I hope you really enjoyed it. If you didn't come - well, the general view was you missed a treat! Many thought it was the best yet for the programme, the guests and the buzz. Numbers were up generally with a full house in the theatre to hear John Hurt 'In Conversation', and Tony Britten, Tony Palmer and Alex Etel all went down a storm.

We are so excited to have John Hurt as our patron and everyone who met him or heard him talk was impressed by his integrity, graciousness and sense of fun.

Ann Martin
Festival Director

We hope to see you again next year for the 14th Keswick Film Festival, put the dates in your diary...

21st - 24th February 2013

Audience Award

We've counted up all the votes and are delighted to announce that this year the Keswick Film Festival Audience Award goes to...

Cell 211
Cell 211

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Photos From The 13th Festival

  • Cheers!


  • Anwen Rees and Tony Britten

    Anwen Rees and Tony Britten Introduce Alma Cogan

  • Posters


  • Ann Martin

    Ann Martin

  • Winners of the Under 18 Osprey Award

    Winners of the Under 18 Osprey Award

  • Winner of the Golden Osprey

    Winner of the Golden Osprey

  • The Year Dolly Parton Was My Mom Feedback

    The Year Dolly Parton Was My Mom Feedback

  • Ice Cream!

    Ice Cream!

  • More Feedback

    More Feedback

  • Choir

    Lancaster Millennium Choir

  • John Hurt and the BBC

    John Hurt and the BBC

  • Full House for John Hurt

    Full House for John Hurt

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Festival Brochure


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Festival Planner

Plan your weekend at the Festival with the full programme of films, Q&As, talks and competitions.

Short Film Awards

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Films At Rheged

Films At Rheged
Saturday from 11am

Extending our partnership with Rheged we will be having two events in the IMAX theatre on Saturday: The Great White Silence & Sherpas, The True Hereos of Everest.

Guests at KFF13

John Hurt
John Hurt

This year we welcome actors John Hurt & Alex Etel, directors Tony Palmer & Tony Britten, producer Anwen Rees-Myers and guest speakers Doing Good.

Feeling Good?


Is it possible to make a film about life threatening or life changing illness without it being mawkish or intrusive into peoples' privacy? We think so.

Looking Good


Our 'Best of the Fests' brings together a classic mix of pre-releases, UK premiers and award winners from around the world.

Sounding Good

Bird On A Wire
Bird On A Wire

Films and music go together in Keswick like fells and lakes. This year we welcome Tony Palmer to Keswick and the Lancaster Millennium Choir return.

Doing Good

The Children of Diyarbakir
The Children of Diyarbakir

This year we were approached by the Keswick Peace and Human Rights Group to show films about their current concerns.

Supported by Film Hub North, led by Showroom Workstation. Proud to be part of the BFI Film Audience Network

Film Hub North BFI Film Audience Network