We’re super excited to be returning for our fifth year extravaganza. As ever, we are striving to make the event the biggest and best yet; expect the usual phenomenal selection of high quality films, parties and people, plus look out for some surprises to celebrate an important milestone for the festival.
The Plymouth Film Festival is truly a celebration of film, created and curated with the filmmakers in mind. Our festival is about more than just watching films, and we strive to create a friendly and welcoming atmosphere for all attendees to enjoy and discuss between screening blocks in comfortable and relaxed environments.
The Roger Deakins Award
Roger Deakins returns to as a guest judge to choose his favourite film out of our 2018 selection!
The three-time BAFTA award winner, was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2013, the first C.B.E. ever given to a cinematographer, throughout his career he has collected awards from the American Society of Cinematographers in addition to a whole host of Oscar Nominations. When you take a look at his incredible portfolio of work, it doesn’t take long to figure out why, with credits including The Shawshank Redemption (1994), Fargo(1996), A Beautiful Mind (2001) and No Country For Old Men (2007).
Known for creating breath-taking visuals and many successful collaborations with the Coen Brothers spanning just shy of 25 years, the Devon-born cinematographer kindly agreed to take the time to choose a winning film at our 2018 Festival.
It’s a huge honour for the festival to have the support of such an iconic figure within the film industry whose work we have the deepest admiration for and it will no doubt be an amazing accolade for the winner of this award.
PLYMOUTH ARTS CENTRE
Our Plymouth festival is hosted at the brilliant Plymouth Arts Centre, a nationally acclaimed centre for contemporary art, independent cinema, and creative learning. Who also commission work by national and international artists, working with them to develop a unique, challenging and varied programme of exhibitions.
The Plymouth Art Centre’s state-of-the-art cinema is independent, with a carefully curated programme, hand-picked by programmer Anna Navas, screening the best of arthouse cinema from around the world to those blockbusters that you wouldn’t want to watch anywhere else. They have supported us from the very beginning and their passionate team provide a warm welcome to all of our travelling filmmakers every year, with a special thanks to the projectionist, Gavin Lewarne, who ensures the highest quality playback for all of our films.
We also work with local bakery, Jacka, based just round the corner in the Barbican to provide a buffet comprising of their award-winning sourdough pizzas & pastries, perfectly accompanied by locally brewed craft beer & the exceptional sparkling wine produced by Sharpham Vineyard in nearby Totnes – all available at the Plymouth Arts Centre.