2023 Festival

Passes and Tickets are Now Available

24th Keswick Film Festival
29 February - 3 March 2024

Coming Up Next

Between The Lights
Between The Lights
11:00am - Alhambra

Mayor + The Present
Mayor + The Present
11:00am - Theatre

11:15am - Rheged

Blackbird, Blackbird, Blackberry
Blackbird, Blackbird, Blackberry
2:00pm - Alhambra

Osprey Short Film Awards
Osprey Short Film Awards
2:00pm - Theatre
Free Entry - No Booking Required

The Taste Of Things
The Taste Of Things
2:00pm - Rheged


  • Friday at the Festival

    1 March 2024

    It's the first full day of the festival and there's plenty to choose from:

    Please see the full programme or download the flyer for more details on all the films.

  • 24th Keswick Film Festival Starts Tonight

    29 February 2024

    The Keswick Film Festival starts on Thursday evening with the already sold out European premiere of Between the Lights, but you have till Sunday night to get to the Alhambra, Theatre By the Lake or Rheged to see some of the other films on offer, from Oscar nominees such as The Zone of Interest or American Fiction to the very rare like Maman or Eureka. Then there are the brilliant documentaries such as Scala!!! or Four Daughters or what about some love? You might need a hanky for A Stage of Twilight or My Sailor, My Love. The beauty of Samsara on the Rheged screen should blow you away, or maybe you will take in our local film awards – the Ospreys – given to the best local short films – at the Theatre. Your biggest problem will be deciding which to see if they are on at the same time!

    Whatever you choose, don’t miss out on a weekend to remember!

  • 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.


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.