The wait is over!
We proudly present the 15th Cromarty Film Festival 2023 programme...

Friday, March 24th 2023

Special School Screening Event

Screen Machine, Cromarty at 13:00 - 14:30


Cromarty Lighthouse , Cromarty at 18:00 - 18:40

nny. . . James Copeland. 2020 - 2 mins 8. . Young stars Ella Grave and Abigail Bloomfield dance their hearts out to the sound of the perfectly named track ‘Devil On My Shoulder’ by Waste. ‘Bunny’ was selected by da...

Bend it Like Beckham (2002)

Screen Machine, Cromarty at 19:00 - 20:50

rt 12 2002 112mins. Director: Gurinder Chadha. 2022 marks the 20th anniversary. ‘Bend it Like Beckham’ tackles race, class, gender and sexuality with a fleet-footedness. To follow her dreams and become a professional football pl...

Goodbye Don Glees! (2022)

Cromarty Cinema, at 19:30 - 21:05

rt 12A 2021 95mins. Director: Atsuko Ishizuka. New award-winning anime by director Atsuko Ishizuka shows three teenagers, the ‘Don Glees’, embarking on an life-defining adventure. This beautiful comingof-age adventure offers a ...

Alien (1979)

Screen Machine, Cromarty at 21:30 - 23:30

rt 15 1979 117mins. Director: Ridley Scott. ‘Alien’ is a science fiction horror film directed by Ridley Scott starring Tom Skerrit, Sigourney Weaver, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton, John Hurt, Ian Holm and Yaphet Kotto...

Saturday, March 25th 2023

One Shot Film-making Workshop

Old Buoy Store, at 10:00 - 12:00

e you a one-shot wonder? Come and join our filmmaking workshop and be introduced to the idea of shooting a one-shot micro film. In this hands- on two hour workshop you’ll explore the concept, see examples and have a chance to practice. Using ...

Dragon Princess (2021)

Cromarty Cinema, at 12:00 - 13:10

rt N/C 6+ 2021 70mins. Director: Jean-Jacques Denis, Anthony Roux. Poil (meaning hair in French) is a little girl raised by dragons who becomes close friends with a princess. They each encounter bias in their families and become frustrated...

Bodybuilders Unfiltered (2019)

Screen Machine, Cromarty at 13:00 - 14:30

rt N/C 12+ 2019 90mins. Director: Katrina Inkster. Cromarty director/filmmaker Katrina Inkster talks about the challenges of working as a freelancer and introduces her 2019 film made for tv.. . ‘Bodybuilders Unfiltered’ draw...

Waiting for the Buff to Rub Me Out (2021)

Cromarty Cinema, at 14:30 - 15:15

rt N/C 2021 45mins. Director: Mark Lyken, Allana James. Scottish filmmakers Mark Lyken and Allana James worked together to create a fictionalised portrait film which captures the challenges which Shadow, a Scottish trans femme graffiti wri...

Graffiti Workshop (1)

Harbourside Wall, at 15:30 - 17:30

RKSHOP. Allana will lead two free outdoor graffiti workshops after the screening. These are free and open to 11+.. Sessions from:. 15:30-17:30 and 18:00-20:00.. The event went very well. A short video documenting one of the graffiti workshops...

Brave (2012)

Screen Machine, Cromarty at 16:00 - 17:40

rt PG 2012 93mins. Director: Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman, Steve Purcell. Special 10th anniversary. ‘Brave’ tells the story of Merida, a young Scottish princess whose life is controlled by her mother who has plans to shape her i...

Voices of Dolphins

The Old Brewery / Studio, Cromarty at 16:30 - 17:00

et Genevieve Carver and composer Lucie Treacher share new work-in-progress made during residencies with the Lighthouse Field Station, using underwater recordings of bottlenose dolphins in the Moray Firth and reflecting marine biology research..

Dancing on the Inside

Cromarty Cinema, at 18:00 - 19:00

collection of dance films celebrating the life and legacy of international award-winning Scottish filmmaker, producer and curator Simon Fildes.. Members of the cast & production crew of the final film ‘Do You Mind Can I Ask What Happene...

Graffiti Workshop (2)

Harbourside Wall, at 18:00 - 20:00

lana will lead two free outdoor graffiti workshops after the screening.. These are free and open to 11+.. Sessions from:. 15:30-17:30 and 18:00-20:00.. The event went very well. A short video documenting one of the graffiti workshops held a...


Cromarty Cinema, at 19:30 - 20:45


Ready or Not (2019)

Screen Machine, Cromarty at 21:30 - 23:05

rt 18 2019 95mins. Director: Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett. On her wedding day Grace is invited to participate in a tradition - a seemingly innocent game of hide and seek with her fiance’s family. Events take a dark turn and G...

Sunday, March 26th 2023

Transitions Creative Movement Workshop

Old Buoy Store, at 11:00 - 12:00

1 HOUR CREATIVE MOVEMENT SESSION WITH VICKY INAM. Inspired by collective dance and connection with nature in the films ‘Dancing on the Inside’ and ‘Beautiful Sunday’, Transitions is an invitation to contemplate change th...

Happening (2021)

Cromarty Cinema, at 12:00 - 13:50

rt15 2021 100mins. Director: Audrey Diwan. Set in 1960s France, Anne’s academic studies are jeopardised as she falls pregnant.. Multi award-winning film by director Audrey Diwan which features a riveting performance by Anamaria Var...

Turning Red (2022)

Screen Machine, Cromarty at 13:00 - 14:40

rt PG 2022 100mins. Director: Domee Shi. This is the first Pixar film solely directed by a woman. Domee Shi is a Chinese-born Canadian animator, director and screenwriter.. Featuring the voices of Rosalie Chaing and Sandra Oh (of Killing...

Team Spirit: Collectivism & Sport in North Korean Cinema

Cromarty Cinema, at 15:00 - 15:45

cky Inam captivated audience members in Cromarty with her knowledge of North Korea in September. In her 45 min talk, Vicky shares her expansive knowledge about depictions of sport in North Korean film, including clips from locally-made fiction film...

Chef (2014)

Screen Machine, Cromarty at 16:00 - 18:00

rt 15 2014 114mins. Director: Jon Favreau. Multi-award-winning food truck chef Otello Calvert will introduce ‘Chef’.. A head chef quits his restaurant job and buys a food truck. Inspired by real life chef Roy Choi, the story ...

One Shot Workshop Screenings

Cromarty Cinema, at 17:00 - 18:00

lms from the One Shot Film Making Workshop will be screened for an audience on the final day of the Cromarty Film Festival.. .

Beautiful Sunday + Navigation

Cromarty Lighthouse , Cromarty at 18:00 - 21:15

AUTIFUL SUNDAY. . Jacqueline Donachie. 2021 - 12 mins. Commissioned by Folkestone Triennial, the film celebrates social dancing and dance floors.. Contemporary sounds mesh with aerial images showing a group of people doing The Slosh, a line...

Rye Lane (2023)

Screen Machine, Cromarty at 19:30 - 20:55

rt 15 2023 82mins. Director: Raine Allen Miller. Engaging first feature by filmmaker Raine Allen-Miller which premiered at Sundance earlier this year and is described by reviewer Brian Tallerico for Roger as “one of the bes...

Cocaine Bear (2023)

Cromarty Cinema, at 19:30 - 21:05

rt 15 2023 95mins. Director: Elizabeth Banks. Comedy thriller inspired by a true story featuring the late great Ray Liotta.. A 500-pound black bear consumes a large amount of cocaine and embarks on a drug-fueled rampage. Set in a Georgia...

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