2016 Programme


  • Daily Screenings

    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.

  • Welcome Drinks

    Thursday 8th September 2-5pm

    The Claremont Hotel Lobby

    Visiting filmmakers meet their hosts and are given their packs.


  • Exclusive ``Stranger Things`` Q&A

    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.

  • Island-Wide Movie Pub Quiz

    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

  • PitchFest

    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.


  • Outdoor Movie Screening

    Friday 9th September 7pm (access from 6.30pm)

    Castle Rushen hosts the classic 90’s movie Robin Hood Prince of Thieves

  • Outdoor Movie Screening

    Friday 9th September 10.15pm (access from 10pm)

    Castle Rushen hosts the classic adventure fantasy Labyrinth

  • BFI National Archive Presents

    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.

  • An Evening With... (Mark Kermode interviews special guest)

    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.

  • Short Film Competition Finalist Screening

    Sunday 11th September 10am – 1pm (doors from 9.30am)

    Broadway Cinema, Villa Marina

  • Awards Night

    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.

  • Outdoor Movie Screening

    Sunday 11th September 7pm (access from 6.30pm)

    Castle Rushen hosts the classic adventure fantasy Labyrinth

  • Festival Wrap Drinks

    Sunday 11th September from 9pm

    The Claremont Hotel hosts the wrap drinks in its restaurant bar