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Midlands Spotlight - Derby Film Festival 2018

By midlandsmovies, Mar 30 2018 12:42PM

The Derby Film Festival 2018

The Derby Film Festival is back for its fifth edition taking place from 4th – 13th May 2018 and local audiences can expect another successful array of previews, classic films from the archive and a weekend dedicated to genres beyond the mainstream.

DFF are 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 they'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, they also launch Paracinema Weekend, a long weekend dedicated to films and genres outside the mainstream. Events at Paracinema include an on-stage conversation with actress Toyah Willcox and a screening of Nosferatu in the grand surroundings of Derby Cathedral.

Also taking place is a talk on the bizarre and subversive world of Japanese pink cinema and an all-night movie marathon running across two cinema screens, a host of premieres and previews and much more.

Expect horror, sci-fi and fantasy but we be trawling the history of cinema to find those sub-genres that delight and entertain too. For the full PARACINEMA line-up please click here.

During the festival the organisers will also present a preview of That Good Night, featuring the final leading role from Derby acting legend Sir John Hurt.

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

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

The full line-up is soon to be announced and will be published here: http://derbyfilmfestival.co.uk

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