October is nearly here and so is the Sherborne International Film Festival.
Our 9th Annual International Film Festival is being held at the Powell Theatre Sherborne, from Thursday 26th October to Sunday 29th October. I am really excited about this years selection of films which are both entertaining and thought provoking.
Do come along and join us for our opening night on 29th October. Our opening reception will be at Vida Comida in Swan Yard at 6.15pm. We will then adjourn to the Powell Theatre for the first film at 7.45pm, The Salesman, made in Iran this is a 2017 Oscar winning film, compelling from start to finish.
Check our web site for ticket options, either advance on the day.
First night celebration Reception and Opening Ceremony 6.30pm on Thursday 27th October.
Celebrate the start of this years Sherborne International Film Festival by joining us at Vida Comida for a cava and canope reception, followed by our opening ceremony and first film, La Grande Vadrouille, at the Pall Theatre.
Tickets for the first night are £10 each and can be obtained in advance from Sherborne Tourist Information Centre.
You can get one third of the ticket price if you purchase a season ticket for the whole weekend.
Advance Tickets available from Sherborne Tourist Office
What a great way to spend a wet weekend and help raise funds for Rotary Charities.
The Sherborne International Film Festival (SHIFF) Thursday 29 October to Sunday 1 November 2015, is all set for its seventh edition sponsored this year by 4 Shires Asset Management and Pittards of Yeovil.
As usual, ten films from around the world are being screened in the comfort of the Powell Theatre with its raked seating, huge screen and upgraded sound system.
Setting the scene, the opening night will feature the Italian film “Human Capital”, a nuanced account of desire, greed and the value of human life in an age of rampant capitalism and financial manipulation.
A number of 2015 Oscar nominated films for best Foreign Language Film are due to be shown this year including “Leviathan” from Russia, a film about corruption in a small town and a Moscow lawyer who has his own agenda; and the poignant film directed by Abderrahmane Sissako, “Timbuktu” – as jihadists arrive in northern Mali in 2012, the peaceful lives of the local inhabitants are shattered by the intolerance and religious demands of the invaders. To stay or to go, that is the dilemma facing cattle farmer Kidane and his wife Satima.
Other films come from Canada, Ethiopia, France, Indonesia, Mexico, Venezuela and UAE/Qatar/Jordan and the central themes range from good versus evil, loss of innocence, battles against adversity, to the Individual against society, and other gripping themes.
Once again, ticket prices have been held at £5-50 per ticket in advance and £6-00 at the door.
A season ticket offering one-third discount will be available for those who are SHIFF devotees and can be purchased from the Tourist Information Office from early October.
Any proceeds from the festival will be donated to international charities as the festival is organised on behalf of the Rotary Club of Sherborne Castles.
This year the recipients are a Rotary project to build a bridge in Malawi to facilitate going to school for the children of a small community and the international Rotary charity Polio Plus, set up to eradicate polio in the world.
This year Vida Comida in Swan Yard, are making a special offer to SHIFF film goers. They have a 2 for 1 offer on your first drink and 10% discount on food orders over £20.
Claim your special offer by showing them
your film ticket on arrival.
This event has become a firm favourite in our town, so do make sure your have these dates in your diary.
Thursday 29th October – Sunday 1st November 2015 the Powell Theatre, Sherborne
PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME FOR SHIFF 2015
Thursday 29 October
Doors open 7.00pm for drinks Seats 7.45 for opening Film 8.00
Human Capital (15) Italy 2013 111m Drama
Friday 30 October
Doors 2.30pm Film 3.00 – 4.40pm
Difret (12A) Ethiopia 2014 Drama
Film 5.30 – 7.05
Pelo Malo (15) Venezuela 2013 93m drama
Film 8.00 – 10.20pm
Leviathan (15) Russia 2014 Drama
Saturday 31 October
Doors 2.30pm Film 3.00 – 4.40 pm
Timbuktu (12A) France / Mauritania 2014 Drama
Film 5.30 – 6.50 pm
Film 7.45 – 10.00pm
The Connection (15) France 2014 Crime, Thriller
Film 8.00pm – 10.15pm
Sunday 01 November
Doors 2.30pm Film 3.00 – 4.50pm
The Golden Dream (12) Mexico 2013 Drama
Film 5.30 – 7.15pm
The Look of Silence (15) Indonesia 2015 Documentary
Film 8.00 – 10.15pm
Mommy (15) Canada 2014 Drama
Sherborne’s 7th International Film Festival will this year be held on Thursday 29th October to Sunday 1st November.
Watch this web site to find out details of this years programme of films.
The flyers for this year’s Sherborne International Film Festival are now ready for collection at the Tourist Information Centre. Tickets are also on sale so it’s time to make your mind up . . . a difficult choice, of course! The easiest option is to buy a season ticket – if you are seeing more than six films then you will save money with this ticket.
This year’s SIXTH Sherborne International Film Festival is shaping up well with some intriguing films from across the globe. Just confirmed as the opening night film is ‘The Lunchbox’, a light-hearted romantic drama from India. This will open the festival on Thursday 23 October and other films take you from Italy and Norway to Japan and Singapore.
Watch out for details of the emerging programme over the next few weeks: everything should be confirmed by mid-August with ticket sales opening at the beginning of October.