Pennine 2015 Programme

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13th – 20th March 2015

The Pennine Film Festival is a premiere event at the heart of Lancashire that develops and inspires young and new filmmakers.

Most events are FREE to the public but numbers are limited.

 To book your place for any of the events contact Kay Aspinall at the Coppice Theatre
Tel: 01254 354097

 Stephen Murphy – Event co-ordinator
Tel: 01254 354 227


Download the PDF – Pennine Film Festival Programme 2015

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 What’s On?



The Exorcist (1973) (18)

Friday 13th March, 7:30pm – Horror Night at Accrington Town Hall (£5.00)

When a teenage girl is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her daughter.

Directed by: William Friedkin. Staring: Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow and Linda Blair

Spooky cocktails and other refreshments will be available at the bar throughout the evening.

For tickets please contact the Town Hall ticket line or book online here





Ghostbusters (1984) (PG) 

Saturday 14th March, 2pm start, film begins 5pm – outdoor screening at The Church of St James, Accrington.

Three unemployed parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service.

Directed by: Ivan Reitman. Staring: Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Sigourney Weaver

This is a FREE EVENT with plenty of fun events and stalls based around the film for all the family (meet the Ghostbusters and see the Ecto1 car). Just turn up and find a spot! 



2:AM (with filmmakers Q&A)

Monday 16th March, 10am start At the Coppice Theatre. This is a free event. Ideal for Schools & Colleges. This film is unrated

Three strangers are forced to make a questionable decision when they discover a body in a diner’s bathroom.

Directed by: Chris Cronin. Starring: Andrew Coppin, Emma Kenny Joseph Stacey and David Edward-Robertson



East (with filmmakers Q&A)

Monday 16th March, 1pm start. At the Coppice Theatre. This is a free event. Ideal for Colleges and filmmakers. This film is unrated

Elva and Sammy are on a journey – to Neverland. When their parents are killed in a tragic accident, Elva and Sammy run away from home; heading East to find a better life. But things don’t go to plan and soon they’re in need of help.

Directed by: Leonora Lim-Moore. Starring: Nancy Boo Orchis-Evans, Greg Patmore, Leonora Lim-Moore




Animation Master Class

Tuesday 17th March, 10am start at the Coppice Theatre. This is a free event. Ideal for Schools & Colleges.

Barry Purves is an OSCAR and BAFTA nominated Animator and Director, passionate about the art of film-making. He will be discussing his life and work, which includes:

• Chorlton & The Wheelies (Cosgrove Hall)

• Danger Mouse (Cosgrove Hall)

• Mars Attacks! (Tim Burton Productions)


Flash Gordon (1980) (PG)

Tuesday 17th March, 1pm start at the Coppice Theatre. This is a free event. Ideal for Schools & Colleges.

A football player and his friends travel to the planet Mongo and find themselves fighting the tyranny of Ming the Merciless to save Earth from destruction and slavery.

Directed by: Mike Hodges Starring: Sam J. Jones, Melody Anderson and Max von Sydow



Get Carter (1971) (18) (with filmmakers Q&A)

Tuesday 17th March, 7pm start at Accrington Town Hall. (£5.00)

When his brother dies under mysterious circumstances in a car accident, London gangster Jack Carter travels to Newcastle to investigate.

Directed by: Mike Hodges. Starring: Michael Caine, & Britt Ekland

Plus a question and answer session with the Director himself. For tickets please contact the Town Hall ticket line or book online here




World War One Centenary Films

Wednesday 18th March, 10am start At the Coppice Theatre. This is a free event. Ideal for Schools & Colleges. These films are unrated

This event is part of the WW1 Centenary Remembrance. It includes the premiere screening of ‘A Pals Tale’ a heritage lottery funded film about the Accrington Pals.

Refreshments and displays will also be available. Entry is only available by booking on this special screening. Please contact the Coppice Theatre.



Competition Screenings

Wednesday 18th March, 1pm start at the Coppice Theatre. This is a free event.

The Pennine Film Festival has film makers enter the competition from all over the world. The winners will be selected after February. See our Competition page for details on the winners – screenings of the Best Documentary Feature and Best Documentary Short.


Revolution (2015)

Special Preview Screening about changing the world, going for it, taking a stand, and fighting for something. A true-life adventure following Director, Rob Stewart over four years and 15 countries discovering there is a lot more than sharks at risk of becoming extinct. Dir. Rob Stewart / Canada / 85 mins


Here We’m Be Together (2013)

Inspired by a shared interest in the more curious folk-rituals of the British Isles, directors Rob Curry and Tim Plester set out for the remote and watery landscape of The Norfolk Broads. Along the way, they stumbled upon the ramshackle domain of a local 80-year-old vegetable stall owner with more than one story to tell. Dir. Rob Curry & Tim Plester / UK / 13 mins




Peter Sellers & The Goons Exhibit

Thursday 19th March in the TV Studio, Coppice Centre. This is a free event. Ideal for Schools & Colleges.

Archive Presentation (starting at 10am) and Exhibition (open until 7pm) of photos and footage of the legendary Peter Sellers and the Goon Show.


Competition Screenings

Thursday 19th March, 10:30am start At the Coppice Theatre. This is a free event.

The Pennine Film Festival has film makers enter the competition from all over the •  world – screening the Best Narrative Feature Best Documentary Short

Suburbanite (2014)

Deep in the heart of suburbia, Grice, a twenty four year old unemployed Filipino college graduate, spends his days sleeping in and nights roaming around aimlessly on his folding bike with Diggs, his childhood friend. Dir. Ryan Jameson / USA / 62 mins


Prometeusz (2014)

An old poet comes to visit his dying friend. They talk about fundamental matters such as reconciling with family, religion and death. Dir. Piotr Nalazek / Poland / 10 mins



Sound in Film & TV

Thursday 19th March, 1pm start at the Coppice Theatre. This is a free event. This is ideal for Schools & Colleges.

Ever wondered what a sound engineer does?
Want to know more about how to become one?
Get advice, tips and know-how from an industry insider. 



The People’s Choice Award

Friday 20th March, 10am start at the Coppice Theatre.This is a free event.

The Pennine Film Festival has film makers enter the competition from all over the world. The winners will be selected after February. You choose your favourite and the one with the most votes from the live audience will win the award.
The Nominations

Beta (2014)

Dir. Richard Brooker / UK / 10 mins

Centurion Resurrection (2014)

Dir. Richard Bazley / UK / 3 mins

Circa (2014)

Dir. Steve Fairclough / UK / 9 mins

Daughter of the Ocean (2013)

Dir. Kintan Chauhan / USA / 3 mins

Letters From A Yorkshire Sweetheart (2014)

Dir. Harry Ford / UK / 8 mins

Saam (2014)

Dir. Joe Stapleton / UK / 9 mins

The Dread (2013)

Dir. James Starkie / UK / 7 mins

The Meeting (2014)

Dir. David Rocchio / USA / 10 mins

The Road, The Beach, The Sea (2014)

Dir. Alexandra Peacock, Joachim Vesley & Oliver Benton / UK / 9 mins


Wrap Party

Friday 20th March, 7:30pm at Grants Bar, Accrington. free admission – over 18’s only

Want to network with filmmakers and the Pen9 crew? Enjoy a pint with the north west new wave of northern filmmakers and bring your own short films for an informal screening.