Inverness Film Festival – Big Screen Magic in the Heart of the Highlands

Inverness Film Festival 2012

Today marks the beginning of the 10th annual Inverness Film Festival – bringing all the magic of the big screen to the heart of the Highlands.

The five-day film festival is a feast of celluloid and digital delights – with screenings between today and Sunday charting the evolution of an art form as well as a large selection of premieres (Scottish and UK).

Jam-Packed Programme for Inverness Film Festival

As the Inverness Film festival marks its 10th anniversary as a beacon for the arts in Inverness, the programme of events at Eden Court looks back over 120 years of filmmaking. The IFF’s 2012 offerings give visitors the opportunity to experience everything from silent films with live piano accompaniments and the lost art of ‘film explaining’ to documentaries on the changing face of filmmaking and a superbly spliced homage to the lifetime achievements of the industry.

Film Festival’s Highland Highlights

Highlights will include the Scottish premiere of Scott Graham’s feature debut Shell – telling the story of a teen growing up in remoter reaches of the Highlands and the UK premiere of Gazta Zati Bat – showing a group of villagers from the contested Basque country between France and Spain who visit Inverness to stage their own Highland games, and learn a little about Scotland’s own issues of independence.

Film Featuring Inverness a Real “Eye Opener”

Highland Council events officer Gerry Reynolds explained: “The film received a standing ovation at the Amnesty International Human Rights Film Festival in San Sebastian which I attended in April and I would like you to discover why. For those of us who welcomed the Basques to the Highlands and thought that we had got to know them; this film is a real eye opener. For those who know nothing about the Basque Region, this film will be an experience you will never forget.”

Details of these, and all other, screenings can be found on the Inverness Film Festival website.

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