2018 Festival

2018 Festival News

Today's the Day!

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So it's finally upon us and in only a matter of a few hours now, the Cromarty Film Festival will be up and running! You can collect any tickets ordered or booked online with Eden Court and not ...
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Jewellery Studio Open Over Weekend

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If you don't yet own a piece of Janie Verburg silver jewellery, you've clearly not spent enough time in Cromarty! But now's your chance to grab a piece of this stunning, original collectio...
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Where To Eat This Weekend

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Heading to the Festival this weekend and wondering where to eat? Sutor Creek Cafe is running the Hub cafe in The Old Brewery on Friday night 5-10pm, Saturday 12-10pm and Sunday 12-6pm. Our wood-fi...
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Where Are Things At With Tickets?

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We have a few tickets left in Cromarty for films that have SOLD OUT on the Eden Court website. Namely : BlacKkKlansman, Being Blacker, Coco, Scottish Shorts-Out on a Limb & Gary Pollard Monster Ma...
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2018 Guests

  • Gregor Fisher
    Gregor Fisher A well-loved Scottish comedian and actor, Gregor is perhaps best known for his long-running portrayal as a philosophical Glasgow alcoholic in the TV series Rab C. Nesbitt. He has also worked widely in film, notably in those...
  • Molly Dineen
    Molly Dineen One of Britain's most acclaimed documentary filmmakers, Molly is known for her intimate and probing portraits of British individuals and institutions. Her work includes The Lie of the Land (2007) examining the decline of...
  • Jackie Kay
    Jackie Kay Jackie is one of Scotland’s finest writers. She has published six collections of poetry for adults (her first, The Adoption Papers, won the Scottish Arts Council Book Award) and several for children, along with an award-...
  • Michael Radford
    Michael Radford Michael is no stranger to Cromarty. He directed his first feature, Another Time, Another Place, here in the town and its surrounds. Since those early days he has directed such critically acclaimed films as White Mischief...
  • Callum Macrae
    Callum Macrae Callum is a film-maker and writer whose work often deals with human rights agendas and frequently focuses on the voiceless and marginalised. An Emmy, BAFTA and Grierson nominee, he headed the Channel Four team nominated in ...
  • Gary Pollard
    Gary Pollard Gary Pollard is a film sculptor and artist of over 30 years’ experience. His career began with Jim Henson’s Creature Shop on Labyrinth and Little Shop of Horrors. Specialising in sci-fi and fantasy, he has gone o...
  • Cat Bruce
    Cat Bruce Cat is an award-winning animator and director, born and raised in Carrbridge and based in Edinburgh. She studied animation at Edinburgh College of Art and won a Scottish BAFTA for No Place like Home (2016). Cat has also worked ...
  • Keith Duncan
    Keith Duncan Keith is musician, vocalist, sound engineer and sound designer who runs a thriving studio in Edinburgh’s Summerhall, designing sound for live action, animation, music promos and documentary. His work has screened at ev...
  • Christo Hird
    Christo Hird Christo is a leading figure in UK independent documentary-making. With Dartmouth Films, he has pioneered new ways of funding, producing and distributing documentaries in the UK as well as promoting the work of new and emergi...
  • Matt Lloyd
    Matt Lloyd Our shorts screenings become more popular every year, primarily because of the careful curation by Matt from the Glasgow Short Film Festival. He’ll be presenting selections of international and Scottish shorts, and also ...
  • Lawrence Sutcliffe
    Lawrence Sutcliffe Lawrence is our Doctor of Film. He knows more about sprockets than most. This year, Lawrence has trawled the film bins for some more couthy, camp nonsense, and archive gems. When has he ever failed us?

Our 2018 Festival Films

Friday, November 30th 2018

  • Films on the Lighthouse
    18:15
    Cromarty Lighthouse Cromarty
    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 OUTMidnight Cowboy
    19:15
    The Victoria Hall Cromarty
    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
    22:00
    Screen Machine Cromarty
    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
    23:00
    The Victoria Hall Cromarty
    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
    09:00
    The Victoria Hall Cromarty
    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 ...
  • SOLD OUTIncredibles 2
    10:00
    Screen Machine Cromarty
    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
    10:00 - 13:00
    The Old Brewery / Festival Hub Cromarty
    ‘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
    10:30
    The Stables
    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
    12:30
    Old Buoy Store
    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
    12:45
    The Victoria Hall Cromarty
    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
    14:00
    The Stables
    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
    14:00 - 17:00
    The Old Brewery / Festival Hub Cromarty
    ‘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....
  • SOLD OUTHighland Industry In The 70s
    15:00
    Old Buoy Store
    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
    15:00
    Screen Machine Cromarty
    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
    16:30
    The Victoria Hall Cromarty
    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
    16:30
    Old Buoy Store
    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
    16:30
    Ben's House Cromarty
    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
    18:30
    Slaughterhouse Coffee
    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
    19:15
    Screen Machine Cromarty
    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
    20:30
    The Victoria Hall Cromarty
    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
    21:00
    Slaughterhouse Coffee
    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
    22:30
    Screen Machine Cromarty
    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
    10:00
    Screen Machine Cromarty
    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
    10:00 - 13:00
    The Old Brewery / Festival Hub Cromarty
    ‘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!
    10:00 - 13:00
    The Hugh Miller Institute Cromarty
    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
    10:30
    The Stables
    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
    12:30
    Old Buoy Store
    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
    12:45
    The Victoria Hall Cromarty
    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
    13:30
    Screen Machine Cromarty
    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
    14:00
    The Stables
    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!
    14:00 - 16:00
    The Hugh Miller Institute Cromarty
    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...
  • SOLD OUTPoetry In Film - The Art of Margaret Tait
    15:30
    Old Buoy Store
    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
    17:00
    Screen Machine Cromarty
    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...
  • SOLD OUTGala Dinner & Finale: American Cousins
    19:00
    The Victoria Hall Cromarty
    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
    20:00
    Screen Machine Cromarty
    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...