-Friday 6th to Sunday 8th December
-Guests include Scotman’s Lesley Riddoch and Academy Award nominee Stuart Wilson
The thirteenth Cromarty Film Festival takes place between the 6th and 8th of December and this year guests showcasing their favourite films include a former editor of the Scotsman and an Academy Award nominated sound recordist.
Lesley Riddoch, a journalist with over twenty five years experience at the BBC, will showcase her favourite film, action thriller Long Kiss Goodnight on the opening Friday.
Stuart Wilson, an on-set recordist who’s worked with the likes of Steven Spielberg and JJ Abrams and who’s been nominated for four Academy Awards, will showcase his favourite film 24 Hour Party People (which Stuart recorded the sound for).
Stuart will also be sitting down for a chat about his career in ‘the Art of Noise’ held on Saturday at the Stables at 3pm.
One of the most northern film festivals in the UK
Dave Newman, co-founder of the festival set on the banks of the Cromarty Firth, says there’s real enthusiasm for film in the Black Isle.
“We have a good audience that’s been coming on a regular basis not just for the festival but for our society as well. There’s a thirst for cinema here.”
Chair of the festival Tanya Karlebach who headed a feasibility fund looking into building a new cinema in Cromarty said what makes the Cromarty Film Festival special is its community feel.
“It’s the community that makes it. There’s not many film festivals you can go to and hang out in the bar and chat to the director. You don’t have to have a VIP pass here.”
They’ll be film debuts brought by producer Christo Hird.
Children of the Snowland, a multi award nominated documentary about Nepalese school children making their journey back to their home villages in the Himalayas, will be shown on Saturday morning 10:15 at the Stables.
The Atom a Love Affair, described by director Vicki Lesley as a film about “western society’s relationship with nuclear power”, will be shown on the Sunday.
Tickets for the festival are available at the Eden Court Cinema Complex in Inverness until the 5th of December. You can also purchase tickets on the day at the box office in the Old Brewery, Cromarty.