Borderlines Film Festival at The Courtyard
Festival, Fri 24 Feb - Sun 12 Mar 2017
Borderlines Film Festival, now one of the largest in the country, celebrates its 15th anniversary in 2017.
Running from Friday 24 February to Sunday 12 March and showing 84 films at over 200 screenings in 24 venues across Herefordshire, Shropshire and into Worcestershire and Powys, this year’s festival is packed with cinematic treats. From Bafta-winners and Oscar-nominated movies like La La Land and Lion to the pick of world cinema, British and US independent films, classics - including three silent films with live accompaniment – and, of course, films of local and rural interest, Borderlines can also boast 28 previews, titles showing prior to their national release.
Special features this year are a Cuban cinema season, a short retrospective of the work of master Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami, who died last year, and, in conjunction with the Rural Media Company, a Best Short Film Award for Breakthrough Talent for young filmmakers aged 16 to 24. Pop-up events, along with a 15th anniversary party, are taking place in Hereford’s Left Bank and Old Market.
The Women Directors in World Cinema strand brings together seven diverse but excellent examples of the work of female directors from Argentina, Iran, South Africa, Japan, Thailand, Hong Kong and Saudi Arabia. And for the first time, the festival joins the F-Rated scheme pioneered by Bath Film Festival that boosts the visibility of films that have been directed or written by women, or feature a woman in a significant role.
Since its inception Borderlines has shown 1,000 films at 2,400 screenings in more than 50 venues across the area, attracting a grand total of 170,000 attendances. People book time off work in order to be able to come along for a couple of days’ or a week’s viewing and the Festival attracts visitors from all over the country to take their holidays in Herefordshire at this normally unhospitable part of the year.
|Fri 24 Feb - Sun 12 Mar 2017|
Children U16 £5
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