What’s Happening at the Inverness Film Festival?

What’s Happening at the Inverness Film Festival?

The 17th annual Inverness Film Festival kicks off in the city in November. 2019 looks like one of the most exciting lineups yet! With a special preview on the 4th November, the Festival kicks off properly on the 8th and runs until the 14th November.  This is an unmissable opportunity to experience some of the newest films out, and a range of best worldwide films of the past.

Offering a great range of short films to see, it’s a true film fan’s festival. What a great excuse to visit Inverness in November.

Exclusive Film Showings

Inverness cinema has never had it so good. On Monday 4th November, Tom Harper’s new film, The Aeronauts, receives a special preview. Set in 1862, it follows balloon pilot Amelia Wren who teams up with scientist James Glaisher for a dangerous, unprecedented expedition in a hot-air balloon…

Then, on Friday 8th November, the festival officially begins with Motherless Brooklyn, directed by and starring Ed Norton. In his role as Lionel Essrog, he plays a private detective with Tourette’s Syndrome who is deeply upset by the murder of his mentor and only friend Frank Minna (Bruce Willis).

The Festival ends on Thursday 14th November with Taika Waititi’s satire JoJo Rabbit. When he discovers that his mother is hiding a young Jewish girl in their attic, young German boy JoJo has to face up to life’s realities with his daft imaginary friend Adolf Hitler (played by Waititi).

Neil Brand Presents Laurel and Hardy

If you are looking for things to do in Inverness, why not try something a bit different? Dramatist, composer and author Neil Brand will tell the touching story of Laurel and Hardy with stills and clips featuring Neil’s piano accompaniment.  You could also see a special showing of Rob Roy from 1922. Staring David Hawthorne in full tartan kilt and tammy. The Hippodrome Silent Film Festival (HippFest) has commissioned composer David Allison to create a new score for this silent film.

Another great way to learn about filmaking is to watch short films. Short Cuts, which run throughout the festival, offers the chance to see new and original short films.

Immerse Yourself in Film

The Inverness Film Festival allows you to immerse yourself in movies that you might not otherwise see. Remember to vote for your favourite in the audience award, and celebrate the best films showing. Book your tickets now!