Programme


The wait is over! We proudly present the 12th Anniversary Cromarty Film Festival 2018 programme...

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

Friday, November 30th 2018

Films on the Lighthouse

Cromarty Lighthouse , Cromarty at 18:15

Our traditional open-air opener of short films selected by Matt Lloyd and projected onto the Cromarty Lighthouse. Introduced by Don Coutts and accessorised with mulled wine or a dram around the open fire. Tickets: FREE

SOLD OUT

Midnight Cowboy

The Victoria Hall, Cromarty at 19:15

SOLD OUT! Cert: 18 1969 113 mins Director: John Schlesinger Guest: Gregor Fisher Dustin Hoffman’s weaselly, hobbling Ratso is the original American icon of homeless despair. It’s Jon Voight, however, as the preening faux...

Blackkklansman

Screen Machine, Cromarty at 22:00

Cert: 15 2018 135 mins Director: Spike Lee It’s the early 1970s; Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) becomes the first African-American detective in the Colorado Springs Police and sets out to prove his worth by infiltrating the ...

Train To Busan

The Victoria Hall, Cromarty at 23:00

Cert: 15 2016 118 mins Director: Sang-ho Yeon This is a break-neck Korean zombie horror-thriller that follows a group of terrified passengers speeding their way through a countrywide viral outbreak on a blood-drenched, suspicion-filled bu...

Saturday, December 1st 2018

Superhero Workshop

The Victoria Hall, Cromarty at 09:00

45 mins Age range: 5 - 12 years but all welcome To get your small people in the mood for Incredibles 2, come along to our fun workshop, where they’ll get the chance to make their own wee superhero pal. FREE [Victoria Hall Youth ...

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Incredibles 2

Screen Machine, Cromarty at 10:00

SOLD OUT! Cert: PG 2018 118 mins Director: Brad Bird Amazing to think that the first Incredibles film was 14 years ago! Every bit as entertaining and joyous as the original, this proves a sequel can meet high expectations and then som...

Animation & Sound Workshop 1

The Old Brewery / Festival Hub, Cromarty at 10:00 - 13:00

‘And No. 115 dreams of lovely houses by the sea.’ BAFTA award-winning animator Cat Bruce and sound designer Keith Duncan will be running our animation workshop this year, creating a short film to screen at the Gala Event on Sunday....

Being Blacker

The Stables, at 10:30

No certification 2018 90 mins Director: Molly Dineen Guests: Molly Dineen with Christo Hird & Blacker Dread A documentary telling the story of the renowned reggae record shop owner and music producer, Blacker Dread, his family, frien...

International Shorts: Under Pressure

Old Buoy Store, at 12:30

90 mins Introduced by selector: Matt Lloyd Our ever-popular short film strand is drawn from the international competition at Glasgow Short Film Festival 2018, and showcases exciting new voices emerging in fiction, documentary and animation ...

1984

The Victoria Hall, Cromarty at 12:45

Cert: 15 1984 113 mins Director: Dr Michael Radford Guests: Dr Michael Radford & Gregor Fisher Based on George Orwell’s classic novel of a totalitarian society, 1984 stars John Hurt and Richard Burton. Critically acclaimed and ...

Gary Pollard - Monster Maker

The Stables, at 14:00

90 mins Gary Pollard is a revered industry sculptor of more than 30 years’ experience. He rarely does public appearances, and so it’s a real pleasure to have him at the festival. He recently disturbed the minds of 8.5 million peopl...

Animation & Sound Workshop 2

The Old Brewery / Festival Hub, Cromarty at 14:00 - 17:00

‘And No. 115 dreams of lovely houses by the sea.’ BAFTA award-winning animator Cat Bruce and sound designer Keith Duncan will be running our animation workshop this year, creating a short film to screen at the Gala Event on Sunday....

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Highland Industry In The 70s

Old Buoy Store, at 15:00

SOLD OUT! 90 mins Our archive slot this year is selected and introduced by Lawrence Sutcliffe: THE HIGHLANDS Director: Oscar Marzaroli 1971 30 mins The industries of the Highlands featuring the Invergordon smelter and Ben Cruachan ...

First Man

Screen Machine, Cromarty at 15:00

Cert: 12A 2018 139 mins Director: Damian Chazelle Chazelle directed Whiplash and La La Land, two extraordinarily stylish films. His latest is no exception, with Ryan Gosling as Neil Armstrong leading the riveting story of NASA's missi...

Double Indemnity

The Victoria Hall, Cromarty at 16:30

Cert: PG 1944 107 mins Director: Billy Wilder Guest: Jackie Kay Double Indemnity represents the high-water mark of 1940s film noir. A gullible insurance man is seduced and trapped by a calculating woman amidst the dark shadows and exp...

The Spy In Black

Old Buoy Store, at 16:30

Cert: U 1939 82 mins Director: Michael Powell This war drama was the first collaboration of the legendary director/producer duo, Powell and Pressburger. When a German U-Boat captain is sent on a spying mission to the North of Scotland dur...

Wild Tales

Ben's House, Cromarty at 16:30

Cert: 15 2014 122 mins Director: Damián Szifron If you’ve ever been frustrated by bureaucracy, aggravated by bad drivers or wished you could punish those that have wronged you, Damián Szifron’s dazzling film is f...

Local Hero

Slaughterhouse Coffee, at 18:30

Cert: PG 1983 111 mins Director: Bill Forsyth Included in any list of favourite Scottish films, Forsyth’s sweet Highland romance is the perfect film to see in a wooden shed by the sea. When an American oil company sends their man to...

City of God

Screen Machine, Cromarty at 19:15

Cert: 18 2002 124 mins Director: Fernando Meirelles Guest: Michael Radford Fernando Meirelles first feature film, City of God, is a sweeping tale of crime and drug gangs in the ghettos of Rio de Janeiro. A passionate piece of South Amer...

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

The Victoria Hall, Cromarty at 20:30

Cert: PG 2018 114 mins Director: Ol Parker Ten years since the huge success of the original Mamma Mia, this follow-up is part prequel, part sequel, expanding the story of the young Meryl Streep’s complicated love life, then moving a...

The Dish

Slaughterhouse Coffee, at 21:00

Cert: 12 2000 101 mins Director: Rob Sitch A great Aussie comedy, and the perfect accompaniment to First Man, The Dish tells the true story of how a remote satellite dish in a New South Wales sheep paddock became an essential part of the ...

Anna And The Apocalypse

Screen Machine, Cromarty at 22:30

Cert: 15 2018 92 mins Director: John McPhail A zombie apocalypse threatens the sleepy town of Little Haven, forcing Anna and her friends to fight, slash and sing their way to survival, facing the undead in a desperate race to reach their ...

Sunday, December 2nd 2018

Coco

Screen Machine, Cromarty at 10:00

Cert: PG 2017 105 mins Director: Lee Unkrich Despite his family’s ban on music, Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished performer. Desperate to prove his talent, he finds himself in thebizarre and colourful Land of the Dead. With ...

Animation & Sound Workshop 3

The Old Brewery / Festival Hub, Cromarty at 10:00 - 13:00

‘And No. 115 dreams of lovely houses by the sea.’ BAFTA award-winning animator Cat Bruce and sound designer Keith Duncan will be running our animation workshop this year, creating a short film to screen at the Gala Event on Sunday....

Making A Monster - Live!

The Hugh Miller Institute, Cromarty at 10:00 - 13:00

Drop-in session. Suitable for all ages. Film sculptor Gary Pollard will be in residence in the Institute all day, developing your ideas for a monster from sketch stage through to a three dimensional maquette. Join him in this fascinating pro...

The Ballymurphy Precedent

The Stables, at 10:30

Cert: 15 2018 108 mins Director: Callum Macrae Guest: Callum Macrae with Christo Hird This documentary tells the story of the death of 11 people at the hands of the British Army on a Catholic estate in Belfast in 1971. It is a massacre ...

Scottish Shorts: Out On A Limb

Old Buoy Store, at 12:30

90 mins Introduced by selector Matt Lloyd Our second programme of short films puts the spotlight on new Scottish talent. This selection features characters isolated by landscape, career frustrations or unconventional housemates and includes...

Rab C Nesbitt - Comedy Icon

The Victoria Hall, Cromarty at 12:45

60 mins Guest: Gregor Fisher Govan philosopher, man of the people. Sporting a head bandage and string vest, Rab C Nesbitt bestrode the television schedules of the 1990s like a blootered colossus. We celebrate Rab C with a favorite episode f...

The Little Minister

Screen Machine, Cromarty at 13:30

Cert: U 1934 104 mins Director: Richard Wallace Sumptuous production values are one of the charms of this couthy gem. A straight-laced vicar, John Beal, takes up a position in a 19th-century Scottish village and falls in love with an un...

Rockers

The Stables, at 14:00

Cert: 15 1978 100 mins Director: Ted Bafaloukos Guest: Molly Dineen The favourite film choice of our guest Molly Dineen, this classic reggae film stars real-life reggae stars - including Burning Spear, Gregory Isaacs and Jacob Miller - i...

Making A Monster - Live!

The Hugh Miller Institute, Cromarty at 14:00 - 16:00

Drop-in session. Suitable for all ages. Film sculptor Gary Pollard will be in residence in the Institute all day, developing your ideas for a monster from sketch stage through to a three dimensional maquette. Join him in this fascinating pro...

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Poetry In Film - The Art of Margaret Tait

Old Buoy Store, at 15:30

SOLD OUT! 75 mins Guest: Jackie Kay “I think that film is essentially a poetic medium, and although it can be put to all sorts of other (…) uses, these are secondary.” In celebration of the centenary of experimental S...

Mustang

Screen Machine, Cromarty at 17:00

Cert: PG13 2015 97 mins Director: Deniz Gamze Erguven Once again, our emerging programmers have come up with a topical, haunting and challenging film. Mustang is the story of five Turkish sisters’ heroic response to familial oppress...

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Gala Dinner & Finale: American Cousins

The Victoria Hall, Cromarty at 19:00

SOLD OUT! Cert: 15 2002 89 mins Director: Donald Coutts Cromarty editor/director duo Lindy Cameron and Don Coutts’ only feature film, a feelgood rom-com set in Glasgow amongst the Scots/Italian community. Written by Sergio Casci,...

The Wife

Screen Machine, Cromarty at 20:00

Cert: 15 2017 100 mins Director: Bjorn Runge Glenn Close gives a stunning performance as Joan, the elegant, supportive, and self-effacing wife of successful novelist Joe (Jonathan Pryce). When Joe is awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature...

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