Welcome to Holmfirth Film Festival

It has proved impossible to mount a physical film festival this year for reasons that are obvious. We are already thinking about next year and have been at the forefront of trying to develop co-operation with other Holmfirth festivals and the Holme Valley Parish Council with the aim of promoting 'Holmfirth 2021: The Year of Festivals' and helping local community venues, whose presence is vital for festivals and events, to survive.

Thanks to the welcome restraint of our Treasurer we have managed to preserve our reserves and will be able to return to monthly Sunday screenings and mount a bumper festival next year. In the meantime...

HOLMFIRTH FILM FESTIVAL ONLINE - 27-29TH NOVEMBER 2020
A winter warmer of FILM QUIZZES, ANIMATION COMPETITION WINNERS, SHORT FILMS, LOCAL AND HISTORIC FILMS, THE MARKET CAMPAIGN, PHOTOGRAPHS, INTERVIEWS, REVIEWS.

Kicking off Thursday evening 26 NOV with our online film quiz

Join us for virtual QUIZ NIGHT at 8 pm on Thursday 26 November 2020.

Test your film knowledge, meet other Holmfirth Film Festival followers and learn more about your friendly Committee members. And even WIN prizes!

HFF Films of 2019 - 2020

These are the films that we had intended to screen this year. It probably hasn't been a vintage year because releases started to dry up as soon as the virus became known. There were, however, some fine films out there - as there always is - but one generally had to search deeper for them.

Markets Campaign

We celebrate Holmfirth and Holmfirth Markets old and new with films and poetry, and mourn the destruction of another part of Holme Valley life.

Dr Simpo's ANIMATED ANTIDOTE Competition

At the start of lockdown we invited film makers of all ages to make a short animation in response to  Covid. The films are in, watch them and vote for you favourite in three categories...

VOTE NOW!!!!

 

 

Local Short Films

Over the years, one of the most loved and well attended events has been the local film night - we've shown films by local film makers, such as Miss Lockwood, Wylbert Kemp, Andrew Wicks and Mike Wade. As well as some firm favourites about the area and it's people.

Nicholas Searle INTERVIEW

Interview with Nicholas Searle, author and writer of the film The Good Liar (Dir. Bill Condon, UK 2019)

Brian Lawton photographer...

About 4 years ago, Holmfirth Film Festival was entrusted with a collection of photographs, negatives and related documents left by Brian Lawton. Brian was a former postman and amateur photographer who had a wide ranging interest and involvement in the local and regional music scene.