The Low Down
Filmstock is back with all the old favourites that made it one of Britain's most beloved independent film festivals, with a few new flavours thrown into the mix.
Over 4 days in November, Filmstock will present a strong programme of short films (narrative, documentary, experimental, animation and music video), as well as a selection of new documentary and narrative features.
"HAD A BLAST SPEAKING TO THE FILMSTOCK CROWD"
- Jason Reitman // Up In The Air
It's 50 years since Woodstock, the music festival that inspired our cinematic homage, and 10 years since we did this! A lot has changed, but also, a lot hasn't. It's still all about good cinema and good people creating memories and celebrating movies. Let's hope it really is like we've never been away.
There will be the ever-popular catharsis of the Filmschlock screening and the infamous socials where filmmakers, audiences and volunteers all hang out over good food, good coffee and good liquor.
There will be screenings of work by filmmakers from across the festival's history as well as the introduction of live podcast recordings with The Cinematologists, live music courtesy of Luton's incredible jazz venue The Bear Club and delicious soul food breakfasts and afternoon cookouts that will add a new culinary dimension to proceedings.
"THE GREATEST FILM FESTIVAL WEEK OF MY LIFE. FILMSTOCK IS THE WARMEST ANO MOST PROFESSIONALLY RUN FESTIVAL I CAN IMAGINE. BORN OF FRIENDSHIP THAT EXTENDS TO EVERY FILMMAKER, AND A LOVE FOR FILM THAT INSPIRES"
- Mike Fleish // 'To Eat'
The traditional Filmstock awards will be overseen by an esteemed jury of filmmakers and critics who will also be presenting work and events across the packed 4 day programme.
Events will take place in 4 different screening environments, including The Bear Club, Youthscape, and the newly-refurbished Arts Centre, The Hat Factory - Filmstock's original home from 2000-2009.
"YOU HAVE SUCH AN ALIVE FESTIVAL. SUCH A RELAXED CONNECTION AND CONFIDENCE KNOWING l'D BE SEEING NOTHING BUT GREAT FILMS, EATING GREAT FOOD AND MEETING WONDERFUL PEOPLE. WHAT AN IMPOSSIBLE ACT TO FOLLOW.
- Stephen Keep Mills // 'A Cigar At The Beach'
PRE-BOOK TICKETS HERE
*A limited number of individual screening tickets will be available at the event on each day. These will be available from the festival centre. But a pass is really the way to go. See more, spend less, support the fest.