2023 Festival

Passes and Tickets are Now Available

24th Keswick Film Festival
29 February - 3 March 2024

The full programme for the 2024 Film Festival is now available online and we have a great line-up of films that will enthral and entertain.

Starting off with the European Première of Between the Lights, filmed in part in Keswick itself, we move towards Festival favourite Kore-eda's latest Monster at the close.

In between we have a crop of pre-releases as well as a number of titles that feature in Sight and Sounds' 50 best films of 2023. We have the sensory masterpiece, Samsara and the culinary delights of The Taste of Things, both of which will be seen at their best on Rheged's big screen with its brand-new projector. Then there is Evil Does Not Exist, Hamaguchi's follow-up to Drive My Car; Mexico's Oscar entry Tótem and Sight and Sounds' Number 2 pick, The Zone of Interest, Jonathan Glazer's prize-winning film about the Commandant at Auschwitz and the family life he tries to build just outside the fence.

Our guest from 2023, Hassan Nazer (Winners) has recommended Melody, which David Miller thinks could be this year's Lunana and look out for Four Daughters, one of the most eye-opening and emotional documentaries I have ever seen.

Ian Payne
Festival Director



  • Osprey Short Film Awards 2024

    9 February 2024

    Our judges have selected 9 films for the 2024 Osprey Short Film Awards which will be screened at the Theatre By The Lake on Saturday 2nd March from 2pm. Those in attendance will get the chance to vote for the audience award alongside the prizes awarded by the judges.

    The films all have a link to Cumbria and the selection includes animations, documentaries, dramas and comedies. Expect to see a seagull and tentacled sea-witch, the end of The Great War, the nuances of body language, an untethered water spirit, an unusual audition, a life changing experience, a Barrovians' memories, secrets and Carlisle gangsters.

    More details on all of the films can be found on our Shorts page.
  • Shuttle Bus & Pass Holders Party

    24 January 2024

    We are pleased to announce that the shuttle bus to Rheged on the Sunday of the Festival will be running again. Spaces are limited so you will need to book your seats, please see the travel page for more details.

    Also coming back is the passholders’ party, which will take place after the screening of Between the Lights on Thursday 29th February. We will be using the Masonic Hall opposite the Alhambra as well as the Alhambra itself - it’s a great chance to catch up with old friends and make some new ones.

  • Festival Tickets & Passes Now Available

    4 January 2024

    We have put the final touches to the programme and primed the Alhambra box office system and we are pleased to announce that tickets and weekend passes are now on sale.

    Festival passes will cost £60 for Film Club members and £75 for non-members, with individual tickets priced at £7 and £9 respectively. The box office system will automatically apply the member discount.

    David Miller reckons its one of the strongest programmes we’ve had – and he’s rarely wrong!

    Have a Happy New Year and we look forward to seeing you in Keswick before too long!
  • Save The Date for 2024

    16 May 2023

    We are pleased to announce that KFF24 will be taking place from Thursday 29th February to Sunday 3rd March 2024, at the Alhambra, the Theatre by the Lake and at Rheged.

    We look forward to welcoming you back to Keswick next year.

Keswick Film Club
Theatre By The Lake
Alhambra Cinema
Rheged Centre

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All programme and film details are correct at the time of publishing but may be subject to change.