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2019 Cambridge Film Festival Report

Post Festival report document with facts and figures about the 2019 Cambridge Film Festival

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Perivi Katjavivi with ESTRELLA SENDRA For Film Festival Film

39th Cambridge

Film Festival Report

FESTIVAL FUNDER

FESTIVAL PRINCIPAL PARTNERS


Since its founding in 1977, the Cambridge

Film Festival has played a vital role

in the city’s excellent cultural

programme.

It brings together residents and

international visitors in a joyous

celebration of cinema, and contributes

to a uniquely vibrant city.

“A joy and privilege

to see such a variety

of films from around

the world, many of which

won’t get a general release.

Very professionally

organised. Thank you.”

Audience Feedback

This year, Following an opening night at

which Director Sarah Gavron along with writers

theresa ikoko & claire wilson presented their coming of age drama

ROCKS, the 2019 Festival attracted its highest attendace for more than

6 years. Over 8 days the Festival presented 165 films to an audience in

excess of 11,800, with further public engagement online through a social

media following in excess of 43,000.

“Pleasant and

welcoming, well

organised and a reliable

resource for a variety

of films that I couldn’t

otherwise be able to see

on the big screen”

Audience Feedback

“Very

well organised

and friendly,

helpful staff. ”

Audience Feedback

“A joy to

experience

such well curated

programme”

Audience Feedback

“ This event is

amazing. A really nice

venue where you can

interact with people and

enjoy movies in a comfortable

environment. Movies are

really good and diverse.

Amazing feature!”

Audience Feedback

Cambridge Film Festival is now firmly established as one of the

largest cultural events in the East of England.

as well as welcoming 90 filmmakers from around the

world, to present and speak about thier films, CFF once

again showcased the very best films from across the globe.

including award-winning features from major international

festivals, 38 UK premieres and a host of major UK and

American titles often many months before their theatrical

releases.

“Really enjoyed seeing

so many wonderful films

that I genuinely wouldn’t

have seen otherwise. It makes

me wish cinema in general

was more diverse.”

Audience Feedback

“Great

people, helpful

volunteers,

passionate people”

Audience Feedback

“The Festival

gets better every

year.”

Audience Feedback

The 2019 Festival saw the development of the “ CFF Youth Lab”. Designed

to develop diverse young audiences for film and art cinema “Youth LAb”

introduced the hugely successful Young People’s Jury, the Family

Film Festival Audience Award, and a year round programme of “CFF In

your community” screenings with partners across the city.

A truly international film festival in the heart of an ever more

international city!

“Such friendly staff,

the team at Cambridge

Film Festival are so

personable and hospitable.

Everybody is smiling.”

Audience Feedback

“The highlight of

the film-culture year

- wish I could have seen

more films than I did!”

Audience Feedback


Award Winners

Festival Data

GOLDEN PUNT

BEST FEATURE

39TH

FESTIVAL

DIRECTOR:

REZA

MIRKARIMI

93%

of audience members rated the Festival experience 4 or 5 stars

Castle of

Dreams

8

8 Days

1086 Film Submissions

SILVER PUNT

BEST DOCUMENTARY

11,859 admissions

90 Visiting Filmmakers

39TH

FESTIVAL

StreetKids

United 3

96 Features

48 Countries Represented

Alina

DIRECTOR:

JACCO

GROEN

69 Shorts

85 Volunteers

DIRECTOR:

RAMI KODEIH

38 UK Premieres

178 Delegate PAsses

Cambridge Film Festival

Young People’s Jury Award

39TH

FESTIVAL

41% Female Directed Films

17,000 Festival Brochures

DIRECTOR:

HENRY BLAKE

County

Lines

5 Venues around Cambridge

176 Film Introductions

43,300 social media followers

2.9M Social Media Impressions

Strike

DIRECTOR:

TREVOR

HARDY

32 Q&As

238,297 Website PAge Views


Adam Pearson for Chained for Life

Perivi Katjavivi & Mpumelelo Mcata for Film Festival Film

Aina Clotet for Somebody’s Daughter

Family Film Festival Audience Award

Sarah Gavron, Claire Wilson & Theresa Ikoko for Rocks

The Flaming Rage of the Sea at the Heong Gallery

Peter Bradshaw for Black Narcissus

Film Hub South East Showcase

William Nicholson for Hope Gap (with Take One)


A huge thank you to our Official

Partners

Principal Partners

Co-Partner

Third Partners

thank you also to all our Funders, donors, supporters and Partners.

For more information about supporting Cambridge Film Festival please contact:

becky.mann@cambridgefilmtrust.org.uk

Telephone 07739 131820 / Festival Office: 01223 500082

www.cambridgefilmfestival.org.uk

cambridgefilmfestival

camfilmfest

Registered charity number 1120059 VAT registration number 775 386 385

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