Becoming a Volunteer or Sponsoring an event are great ways in which you can support and get involved with Holmfirth Film Festival.


Holmfirth Film Festival is a volunteer-led organisation and is always looking for either technical or general help at screenings and events. If you can spare any time in the run-up to the festival or during the festival itself, please get in touch. You could get involved in:

  • Distribution of brochures and flyers
  • Design/making tickets
  • Helping on Front-of-House duties
  • Assisting our technical teams
  • Social media
  • and much  more…

If you love film - get involved!

Sponsor the Festival

A big Thank You to all the sponsors who have supported us over the years.

We keep ticket prices to a minimum to ensure the festival is accessible to all, and we support development work with schools and other groups across the valley to bring film to an even wider audience.  To do this, we really do need additional financial support through sponsorship.

There are a variety of ways you can provide sponsorship, any of which can be used to enhance the profile of your organisation within the local community. Please contact Sarah Whitelaw at to find out more

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.

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.

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.

Nicholas Searle INTERVIEW

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