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Film Festival Announced

23 Jul 2021

We are so excited to announce the 29th Chichester International Film Festival programme.

We are delighted to open this year’s festival with the UK Premiere of ‘The Last Bus’, and we are honoured to welcome actors Timothy Spall and Phyllis Logan plus director Gillies MacKinnon to introduce their film. this is just one of the many premieres and previews form around the globe that will be on offer throughout the 18 days – plus the three open air screenings at Chichester’s Priory Park of course.

The selected strands this year include Black Directors Matter, with ‘Small Axe’ and ‘Summer of Soul’ highlighting; All that Jazz! which includes three live gigs and accompanying films; disABILITY brings new light to those around us with challenges to overcome; the Indies strand allows us to witness the work of new undiscovered filmmakers; Covid Catch-Up includes five great films that may have been missed due to the various lockdowns; and the F-Rated films return, all brilliant, and all 19 films made by female filmmakers.

The Retrospectives/Tributes this year focus on five very talented individuals – Federico FelliniDirk Bogarde; Bernard TavernierMalcolm Arnold and  Christopher Nolan, the latter of which includes three films screened from 35mm prints at Slindon Cinema.

Look out also for the Treasures From the ArchiveFocus on the DocumentaryTalks & Visiting Filmmakers; and the Special Events which include the gothic film The Golem with live piano accompaniment at the Guildhall in Priory Park.

Tickets go on sale for Friends of Chichester Cinema at New Park on Mon 26 July, and for General Public on Thu 29 July.