Programme


The wait is over! We proudly present the 11th Anniversary Cromarty Film Festival 2017 programme...

NB. Please feel free to BYOB to all our venues, though strictly NO GLASS allowed in the Screen Machine.

Friday, December 1st 2017

The Festival Opening Event

Cromarty Lighthouse , Cromarty at 18:30 - 19:05

Programme of International Animations curated by Matt Lloyd, with a dram or hot mulled wine around the fire. Introduced by Don Coutts. Tickets: FREE

The Big Short

The Victoria Hall, Cromarty at 19:30

SOLD OUT (Cert 15) (2015) (film - 120 mins; chat - 40 mins) Dir: Adam Mackay Guest: Jason Connery Asset backed securities can be fun! Jason Connery’s choice is an Oscar winning, totally entertaining rollercoaster ride through t...

Guardians of the Galaxy 2

Screen Machine, at 22:30

(Cert 12A) (2017) (film - 120 mins; chat - 20 mins) Dir: James Gunn It’s all about the mix tape. The Guardians fight to keep their new-found family together as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill's true parentage. Chris Pratt...

Saturday, December 2nd 2017

Paddington Bear Workshop

The Victoria Hall, Cromarty at 09:30

FREE! 45 mins. For Under 12s Ahead of Paddington 2 we will get into the adventurous spirit with his favourite snack and bear masks. All you need is yourselves and a hankering for marmalade! We'll make our way down to the screening toge...

Animation Workshop 1

The Old Brewery / Festival Hub, Cromarty at 10:00

Open from 10.00 - 14.00. For Over 12s. Drop in any time and have a go at some animation under the watchful eye of Ross Hogg. As part of the 16mm animation workshop, you will be able to create your own colourful and abstract animated loops by...

Paddington 2

Screen Machine, at 10:30

SOLD OUT (Cert PG) (2017) (105 mins) Dir: Paul King Paddington 2 should be prescribed as an antidote to anyone who finds the madness of this modern world a bit wearing. It’s probably possible to not absolutely love it, but it&rsq...

Casting for Film & TV

The Victoria Hall, Cromarty at 12:00

(60 mins) In this educative slot, we have had designers, editors, special fx directors, make-up artists, composers. This year, it’s the turn of the casting director. Orla O’Connor is the most vibrant and creative casting director w...

International Shorts: Here Be Dragons

Old Buoy Store, at 12:30

(Intro - 15 mins; film - 85 mins) Glasgow Short Film Festival is delighted to return to Cromarty with two programmes drawn from our tenth anniversary edition. By turns funny, shocking and moving, our selection showcases some of the finest new ...

The Islands and The Whales

The Stables, at 14:00

(2017) (film - 84 mins; chat - 14 mins) Dir & Guest: Mike Day Producer & Guest: Christo Hird In their remote home in the North Atlantic, the Faroe Islanders have always eaten what nature could provide, proud to put local food on...

Moving Image Archive Programme

Old Buoy Store, at 14:30

A series of fascinating short documentaries about life in the Highlands in the relatively recent past, introduced by Allan Mackay. ISLANDS AND COASTS Hebridean Highway (1966) (20 mins) Go on a journey with a hip young traveller in a...

Trouble in the Glen

Screen Machine, at 15:30

(Cert U) (1954) (Intro - 15 mins; film - 90 mins) Dir: Herbert Wilcox Guest: Lawrence Sutcliffe Lawrence Sutcliffe introduces another couthy Scottish, lost “classic”, this time staring Orson Welles. Major Jim 'Lance' ...

The Castle

Slaughterhouse Café, at 16:00

(Cert 15) (1997) (84 mins) Dir: Rob Stitch A classic Australian comedy-drama with Eric Bana in his first movie. The Kerrigans are proud of their home on a toxic landfill and directly adjacent to an airport runway. But their happiness is t...

An Animation Conversation

The Old Brewery / Festival Hub, Cromarty at 16:30

(60 mins) Joining us at this year’s festival for part of our animation strand, are two of Scotland’s most celebrated animators, Will Anderson and Ainslie Henderson. Their Edinburgh College of Art graduate films have amassed over 60...

His Girl Friday

The Victoria Hall, Cromarty at 17:30

(Cert U) (1940) (intro - 15 mins; film - 92 mins) Dir: Howard Hawks Guest: Karen Krizanovich As close to perfection as you could possibly hope for. His Girl Friday is a delirious joy. One of the fastest, funniest and most honestly bruta...

Iona

The Stables, at 17:30

(Cert 15) (2015) (83 mins) Dir: Scott Graham Guests: Margaret Matheson & Orla O'Connor Led by the wonderfully watchable Ruth Negga, the ensemble-acting is stunningly good in this dark film that takes its time revealing its theme...

Hell or High Water

The Victoria Hall, Cromarty at 20:30

(Cert 15) (2016) (102 mins) Dir: David Mackenzie A great film directed by Scottish director and CFF former guest, David Mackenzie. When this came out, a friend rang and said, “Wow! David Mackenzie has come of age”. It’s ...

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

Screen Machine, at 20:30

(Cert 15) (2014) (intro - 15 mins; film - 101 mins) Dir: Ana Lily Amirpour A filmic juxtaposition, of all accounts. Set in an Iranian city, its heroine — a skateboarding, vengeful vampire — sets out to reprimand the disrespect ...

The Big Lebowski

Slaughterhouse Café, at 22:30

(Cert 18) (1998) (Intro - 15 mins; film - 118 mins) Dir: Joel and Ethan Coen Guest: Iain Smith Typically stunning visuals and sharp dialogue from the Coen Brothers, brought to life with strong performances from John Goodman and Jeff Bri...

Deadpool

The Victoria Hall, Cromarty at 22:30

(Cert 15) (2016) (118 mins) Dir: Tim Miller This is the action-packed, original story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary, Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds), who, after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with ...

Sunday, December 3rd 2017

Buster Keaton

Slaughterhouse Café, at 09:00

(240 mins) Drop in for coffee, toast or a muffin and a series of classic Buster Keaton silent short movies. Tickets: FREE

Animation Workshop 2

The Old Brewery / Festival Hub, Cromarty at 10:00

Under 12s (120 mins) Led by Ross Hogg, workshops will be running on Saturday (over 12s) and twice on Sunday (for under 12s) to encompass all age groups. As part of the 16mm animation workshop, you will be able to create your own colourful and...

My Life as a Courgette

Screen Machine, at 10:30

SOLD OUT (Cert PG) (2016) (70 mins) Dir: Claude Barras A beautiful, moving masterpiece depicting the raw reality of a child’s life. This is not just a children’s film, but a family film to watch together, reflect on and disc...

Afloat

Old Buoy Store, at 11:00

(Cert U) (2014) (27 mins) Dir & Guest: Neville Gabie One not just for the Black Isle’s numerous rowers. In 2012/13, internationally-renowned artist, Neville Gabie, spent eighteen months with the community in Coigach, on the nort...

An Inconvenient Sequel

Ben's House, at 11:00

(Cert PG) (2016) (98 mins) Dir: Bonni Cohen, John Shenk Ex-Vice President, Al Gore’s follow-up to his Oscar-winning documentary, An Inconvenient Truth. Following the progress, or lack of, in addressing climate change, the film highl...

Code Inconnu

Screen Machine, at 12:00

(Cert U) (2001) (Intro - 15 mins; film - 118 mins; chat - 15 mins) Dir: Michael Haneke Guest: Margaret Matheson Haneke brings his usual dark sensibility to bear on this multi-faceted story, expressing the fractured quality of modern cit...

Scottish Shorts - Crossing Over

Old Buoy Store, at 12:30

(Intro - 15 mins; film - 82 mins) Glasgow Short Film Festival is delighted to return to Cromarty with two programmes drawn from our tenth anniversary edition. By turns funny, shocking and moving, our selection showcases some of the finest new ...

Tommy's Honour

The Victoria Hall, Cromarty at 13:30

(Cert PG) (2016) (Intro - 15 mins; film - 112 mins) Dir & Guest: Jason Connery Set against the early days of the sport and the stunning landscape of Scotland, Tommy’s Honour is based on the intimate and powerfully moving, true st...

Animation Workshop 3

The Old Brewery / Festival Hub, Cromarty at 14:00

Under 12s (120 mins) Led by Ross Hogg, workshops will be running on Saturday (over 12s) and twice on Sunday (for under 12s) to encompass all age groups. As part of the 16mm animation workshop, you will be able to create your own colourful and...

Moving Image Archive Programme 2

The Stables, at 14:00

A series of fascinating short documentaries about life in the Highlands in the relatively recent past, introduced by Allan Mackay. NORTHERN CONSTRUCTION The Murchison Project (1980) (33 mins) Big business me...

Hatter's Castle

Screen Machine, at 15:30

(Cert U) (1942) (Intro - 15 mins; film - 102 mins) Dir: Lance Comfort Guest: Lawrence Sutcliffe Lawrence Sutcliffe introduces a melodramatic classic based on the best-selling novel by A.J. Cronin. Brodie (Robert Newton), a nineteenth ce...

Akenfield

The Stables, at 16:00

(Cert 12A) (1974) (Intro - 15 mins; film - 98 mins; chat - 15 mins) Dir: Peter Hall Guest: Rex Pyke This is an extraordinary film made forty years ago, based loosely on the beautiful book of the same name by Ronald Blythe. The film &rdq...

Animation Workshop Showcase

Cromarty Lighthouse , Cromarty at 17:00

(20 mins) Come and witness the products and creations of those that took part in Ross Hogg's animation workshops on Saturday and Sunday, screened on the magnificent Cromarty Lighthouse! Tickets: FREE

Paddington 2

Screen Machine, at 17:30

SOLD OUT (Cert PG) (2017) (105 mins) Dir: Paul King The second opportunity to see this brand new film over the weekend! Paddington 2 should be prescribed as an antidote to anyone who finds the madness of this modern world a bit wear...

Finale: The Big Sick

The Victoria Hall, Cromarty at 19:00

SOLD OUT (Cert 15) (2017) (119 mins) Dir: Michael Showalter Tender, bittersweet and funny, a well-told, simple story can achieve a lot. Heartfelt and intelligent, The Big Sick uses its appealing leads and cross cultural themes to pro...

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