Hebden Bridge Film Festival

Tom Grieve, Cinema Editor
Hebden Bridge Film Festival

Hebden Bridge Film Festival at Hebden Bridge Picture House, Hebden Bridge 24 — 26 March 2023 Tickets from £7.50 — Book now

Hebden Bridge Film Festival has announced its 2023 programme and it is absolutely stacked with international stars, UK Premieres and hits fresh from world renowned festivals such as Cannes, Sundance and Toronto.

Running from 24 – 26 March, highlights of the festival this year include Q&A screenings of British action comedy Polite Society billed as “the feel-good hit of this year’s Sundance festival”, and Lyra, an emotional portrait of Belfast journalist Lyra Mckee, who was shot dead in 2019 while covering a riot in Derry.

Acclaimed BAFTA-nominated drama Blue Jean – about a lesbian P.E. teacher forced to live a double life due to Section 28 – screens with a Q&A with actor Kerrie Hayes and producer Hélène Sifre, plus Catherine Lee and Sarah Squires, who inspired the story.

There’s a dash of Hollywood in the form of Zach Braff’s A Good Person starring Florence Pugh and Morgan Freeman. While other international titles are led by Hassan Nazer’s Iranian drama Winners, which took home the Audience Award at Edinburgh International Film Festival.

If that wasn’t enough, there is also a documentary masterclass, Hebden Bridge Film Festival’s annual Short Film Competition, and a short film and Q&A from festival patron Maxine Peake. Plus, attendees can sup Vocation Brewery’s ‘Hope and Resistance’ pale ale – brewed especially for the festival.

Hebden Bridge Film Festival at Hebden Bridge Picture House, Hebden Bridge 24 — 26 March 2023 Tickets from £7.50 Book now

Where to go near Hebden Bridge Film Festival

Vocation & Co
Hebden Bridge
Bar or Pub
Vocation & Co

Vocation & Co is a much loved independent bar and kitchen from local Hebden Bridge brewery offering a selection of cask and keg beers.

Park
Calder Holmes Park

Calder Holmes Park hosts a variety of events throughout the year, as offering a green open space in which to relax by the canal, watching narrowboats slip by.

Woody's Pizza
Hebden Bridge
Restaurant
Woody’s Pizza

Woody’s Pizza offer artisan NY style 12″ & 14” dough, skin on fries, killer garlic breads, locally made donuts, ice-cream and more.

The Trades Club
Hebden Bridge
Music venue
The Trades Club

The Trades Club is a celebrated small music venue and socialist members cooperative combining standout gigs with support for political cause.

Hebden Bridge Market
Hebden Bridge
Shop
Hebden Bridge Market

Open four days a week in St. George’s Square car park selling a medley of new goods, second-hand antiques, arts and crafts and local produce.

The Book Case
Hebden Bridge
Shop
The Book Case

This independent bookshop has been selling a wide range of fiction and non-fiction titles, children’s books, local history titles, unusual literary gifts and gorgeous stationery for nearly 30 years, and hosts author events, book signings and a writer’s group.

Drink?
Hebden Bridge
Shop
Drink?

Drink? is an indie bottle shop offering a wide selection of craft beer, spirits and natural wine with a new bar out-back.

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