Northampton Film Festival has revealed a ‘big deal’ of a line up for its 2021 festival including an exclusive screening of Monsters with a Q&A with Writer/Director Gareth Edwards from the States and its Northants Editor Colin Goudie, the documentary The Man Who Got Carter about legendary Producer Michael Klinger made by his Northampton-based son and Director/Producer Tony Klinger, the precursor to Alan Moore’s The Show called Show Pieces also shot in Northampton with a Q&A with Director Mitch Jenkins and 2 feature film previews of Surge and Wildfire before they hit the cinemas later this year.

After a postponement in 2020 due to the pandemic, Screen Northants’ new Northampton Film Festival is back with an online version in 2021. As well as the feature film programme there are three local short film competitions involving more than 30 short films with a link to Northants - the new Schools Competition, the 48hr Film Challenge and the main short film competition judged by Actor Colin Salmon (Bond, Resident Evil) and Comedian Hugh Dennis (Mock The Week), both of whom have lived in the county, and Actor Julie Hesmondhalgh (Coronation Street, Broadchurch). The winners of these competitions will be announced at a free-to-view live streamed event on the evening of Wednesday 19th May.

Screen Northants picked the festival dates of the 12th-19th May 2021 to go head to head with the world-renowned Cannes Film Festival because, in their own words, “#iwouldratherbeinNorthampton with the Misfits and Mavericks, the Radical and Revolting, the Traitors and Trailblazers of our weird and wonderful town.” The Cannes Film Festival have since changed their dates which Screen Northants hopes is because the French Riviera felt a little intimidated by the mighty Nene River Area and the festival’s line up!

You can now look through the timetable and book tickets, which range from free events to previews costing £9.99, via their virtual film festival site powered by Eventive, the same platform as Cannes, and attend all events without leaving your home.

Northampton Film Festival has been made possible with support from Film Hub Midlands through funds from the National Lottery. Film Hub Midlands support people to watch, show, and make films in the Midlands.

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