Dunoon Film Festival

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The Dunoon Burgh Hall Trust is thrilled to present this sixth annual Dunoon Film Festival which will take place in the Dunoon Burgh Hall as well as The Studio Cinema, the Pier building, local schools and communities.

Screenings taking place at the newly refurbished Dunoon Burgh Hall (195 Argyll Street, Dunoon PA23 7DD) and the Studio Cinema (41 John Street, Dunoon PA23 8BH).

On the opening night, Dunoon Burgh Hall will host a screening of rare silent Italian drama, Assunta Spina starring one of Italian cinemas greatest divas, Francesca Bertini, and featuring a new live soundtrack by six-piece Edinburgh band The Badwills. Nae Pasaran. Felipe Bustos Sierra’s documentary Nae Pasaran, will close the festival on Sunday 11 November – this is the true story of the East Kilbride factory workers who managed to ground half of Chile’s Air Force, from the other side of the world.

Over three days the festival celebrates some of Scotland’s finest filmmaking talent, past and present.Dunoon will welcome a number of exciting guests including Glaswegian director John McPhail, Finlay Pretsell, who will present his insight into the world of professional cycling following the screening of his immersive documentary Time Trial.

There are a number of workshops. Budding filmmakers are in for a treat as Jim Parkyn, one of Aardman Animation’s senior model makers (who has worked on The Shaun the Sheep Movie, Chicken Run and The Pirates! to name a few) will run an Animation Workshop. Plus, camera phones at the ready – bring a little bit of imagination to the Mobile Phone Filmmaking Workshop and learn how to take those important first steps.

The freshest international cinema will be also arriving on Scotland’s west coast, with a screening of effervescent comedy C’est La Vie from the directors of 2011’s French-language hit Untouchable.

There will also be fabulous free events celebrating the history of Dunoon. Film fans are invited to take a trip Doon the Watter through a beautifully crafted mix of family films, archive footage, spoken word and live music – the perfect opportunity to reminiscence, chat and relive the happy summers before the advent of package holidays!


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