Derby Film Festival 2018 Pass

Friday 04 May 2018 to Sunday 13 May 2018

Derby Film Festival 2018 Pass

Derby Film Festival is back for its fifth edition taking place from 4th – 13th May 2018.

Expect the usual array of previews, classic films from the archive and a weekend dedicated to genres beyond the mainstream. We’ll be scouring the globe to find the best in world cinema as well as bringing some special guests to talk about their experiences in the film industry. As ever we’ll be home to the Five Lamps 24 hour film challenge 24/5, the contest to make a 3 minute film in 24 hours.

Over the opening weekend of Derby Film Festival, we launch Paracinema Weekend, a long weekend dedicated to films and genres outside the mainstream. Expect horror, sci-fi and fantasy but we be trawling the history of cinema to find those sub-genres that delight and entertain too.

Confirmed Guests and Previews

Mandie Fletcher In Conversation - Director Mandie Fletcher joins us on Sunday 13th May to discuss her work on some of Britain's best-loved sitcoms (Absolutely Fabulous, Only Fools & Horses, Miranda, Blackadder and more) as well as her move into feature films with Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie and the forthcoming Patrick.

Toyah Willcox In Conversation - Actress and singer Toyah Willcox will be present to talk about her long career on screen which has taken in performances in Jubilee, Quadrophenia, The Tempest, Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, The Ink Thief and many more. 

Nosferatu (PG) with live score - We return to Derby Cathedral for another silent classic accompanied on the Cathedral's Compton organ. This year's organist Richard Hills will provide the score to F.W. Murnau's iconic take on the Dracula myth.

Previews of fantastic new films including That Good Night, On Chesil Beach, The Bookshop, Redoubtable, The Endless, Ismael's Ghosts, Jeune Femme, Edie, L'Amant Double and many more. 

Lives In Sign Language - A selection contemporary short films foregrounding D/deaf culture and experience, including this year’s Academy Award winner for Best Short Film, The Silent Child.

Paracinema Weekend events include a preview of comedy horror Attack Of The Adult Babies with cast/crew Q+A, supernatural chiller Borley Rectory with director Q+A, a talk on the wild and subversive work of Japanese Pink Cinema and world premieres of Images Of Apartheid, A Taste Of Phobia and Ouijageist.

See the full Derby Film Festival programme at the festival website.

Festival passes (allows entry to all events during the full festival) £80 

Weekend passes (allows entry to all events 11 - 13 May) £50