With more than a hundred screenings over eight days, the 37th Cambridge Film Festival truly offers something to interest everyone. Programmers have sourced fresh material at international film festivals and have sifted through a wealth of submissions to bring a varied and full line-up of films and events to the city from 19 – 26 October.
The schedule includes UK premieres, retrospectives, documentaries, discovery titles from across the world, family favourites and late night screenings of cult movies.
The Festival’s main venue is the Arts Picturehouse Cinema in St Andrew’s Street with screenings also being held at Emmanuel College, just opposite. The Heong Gallery at Downing College in Regent Street will host a free Microcinema programme, organised around the theme of “Archive and Memory” and encompassing both contemporary and historical work. Cinemobile, the Picturehouse travelling cinema lorry which tranforms into a hundred seater, air conditioned venue, will be stationed on Parker’s Piece and will showcase the work of local film makers.
Cambridge Film Trust, a charity founded to promote film culture in the East of England, runs this event under the leadership of Festival Director, Tony Jones. His team is supported by a band of volunteers who work four hour shifts in a variety of roles and who are rewarded with complimentary tickets to screenings. For more information and to apply to be a volunteer, check out the “Get Involved” page of the Festival website.
The full film programme will be announced in late September with details of screenings and events updated on the Festival website. You can book through Arts Picturehouse online, by telephone or in person when tickets go on sale in early October.
38 – 39 St Andrew’s Street, Cambridge CB2 3AR