ISLE OF MAN FILM FESTIVAL 4–8 September 2019

2016 Programme



[/vc_column_text][info_list style=”circle with_bg” icon_bg_color=”#e20000″ icon_color=”#ffffff” font_size_icon=”24″ connector_animation=”fadeInUp”][info_list_item list_title=”Daily Screenings” list_icon=”Defaults-film” animation=”fadeIn”]Monday 5th September to Friday 9th September

Manx Museum, Douglas

Each day during festival week, we will show a programme of features and shorts at the Manx Museum’s theatre.[/info_list_item][info_list_item list_title=”Welcome Drinks” list_icon=”Defaults-glass”]Thursday 8th September 2-5pm

The Claremont Hotel Lobby

Visiting filmmakers meet their hosts and are given their packs.


[/info_list_item][info_list_item list_title=”Exclusive “Stranger Things“ Q&A” list_icon=”Defaults-angellist”]Wednesday 7th September 7-9pm

Interior Rehab Studio, Tromode Estate


Friend of the festival, Lynda Reiss, Prop Master of new Netflix series Stranger Things answers questions about the production.[/info_list_item][info_list_item list_title=”Island-Wide Movie Pub Quiz” list_icon=”Defaults-film”]Thursday 8th September 7-10pm

Various venues around the Island: The Alpine, Douglas (East), The Trafalgar, Ramsey (North), The Albert, Pt St Mary (South) and The Creek, Peel (West)

Pub-style quiz with prizes[/info_list_item][info_list_item list_title=”PitchFest” list_icon=”Defaults-video-camera”]Friday 9th September daytime

The Claremont Hotel Boardroom

12-15 shortlisted filmmaking teams pitch for the opportunity to win match-funding from the IOM Govn. We ask teams to pitch for 5 minutes (2 mins story, 3 mins production) then there will be 5 mins worth of questions from the panel. 4-6 projects are chosen and 3 will be awarded match funding up to £7,500.


[/info_list_item][info_list_item list_title=”Outdoor Movie Screening ” list_icon=”Defaults-ticket”]Friday 9th September 7pm (access from 6.30pm)

Castle Rushen hosts the classic 90’s movie Robin Hood Prince of Thieves[/info_list_item][info_list_item list_title=”Outdoor Movie Screening ” list_icon=”Defaults-ticket”]Friday 9th September 10.15pm (access from 10pm)

Castle Rushen hosts the classic adventure fantasy Labyrinth[/info_list_item][info_list_item list_title=”BFI National Archive Presents” list_icon=”Defaults-graduation-cap mortar-board”]Saturday 10th September 2pm (access from 1.30pm)

If you’ve a taste for the curious or the kitsch, the bewildering or the bizarre, then this specially curated selection of rare archive treats will satisfy the most adventurous palate. The BFI National Archive is among the largest and most diverse moving image archives in the world, currently in the midst of a major five-year digitisation project to make thousands of films, many unseen for decades, available online. At this event you can also learn more about the project, catch a precious glimpse of an Edwardian Isle of Man, and discover the BFI’s connection to the Island’s own legendary curiosity: a talking mongoose named Gef… Hosted by the BFI’s Gemma Starkey & Simon McCallum.[/info_list_item][info_list_item list_title=”An Evening With… (Mark Kermode interviews special guest)” list_icon=”Defaults-microphone”]Saturday 10th September 7.30pm

Gaiety Theatre

Same format as last year’s John Hurt night: special pre-drinks reception, interview with special guest then screening of one of their films.

[/info_list_item][info_list_item list_title=”Short Film Competition Finalist Screening” list_icon=”Defaults-trophy”]Sunday 11th September 10am – 1pm (doors from 9.30am)

Broadway Cinema, Villa Marina[/info_list_item][info_list_item list_title=”Awards Night” list_icon=”Defaults-star-o”]Sunday 11th September 4.30-6pm (doors at 4pm)

Broadway Cinema, Villa Marina

Film competition awards; screening of Best Of; screening of home-grown shorts.[/info_list_item][info_list_item list_title=”Outdoor Movie Screening ” list_icon=”Defaults-ticket”]Sunday 11th September 7pm (access from 6.30pm)

Castle Rushen hosts the classic adventure fantasy Labyrinth[/info_list_item][info_list_item list_title=”Festival Wrap Drinks” list_icon=”Defaults-glass”]Sunday 11th September from 9pm

The Claremont Hotel hosts the wrap drinks in its restaurant bar[/info_list_item][/info_list][/vc_column][/vc_row]