2023 Festival

Now accepting entries for the 2024 Osprey Short Film Awards

24th Keswick Film Festival
29 February - 3 March 2024

Our thoughts are starting to turn to the next Keswick Film Festival which will run for its 24th time at the end of February.

David Miller has been busy and has already booked a few films for the programme, including a major coup for our closing slot on Sunday evening. It's from one of KFF's favourite directors, so watch this space. We have a couple of interesting guests lined up too.

Booking will open in the New Year and our friends at the Alhambra will be running the box office again. A new system is now in place and we will be working hard to make the booking process as seamless and straightforward as possible.

It doesn't seem so long ago that we were enchanted by Lunana, felt the tension of daily life in Full Time or wondered at the amazing performances in Broker.

I am quietly confident that KFF 2024 will bring just as many fond memories.

Ian Payne
Festival Director

Short Films

Osprey Short Film Awards

Now accepting entries for 2024
Submission Deadline: 31st December 2023

2023 Films & Winners


A look back at the films shown at the 2023 Festival


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.