Hebden Bridge Film Festival announces 2021 online schedule

The full line-up for the 2021 Hebden Bridge Film Festival has been announced.

Wednesday, 3rd March 2021, 6:00 pm
Children of the Sea is on the festival programme.

Tickets for the festival, taking place online from March 19-21, are now on sale.

The festival will present a programme of world cinema, UK and US independent features and shorts, as well as Q&A sessions and panel discussions with filmmakers.

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There will be two UK premieres and a world premiere as part of the line-up.

Harami (UK premiere): A modern Oliver Twist set in bustling Mumbai, Harami tells the story of a teenage pickpocket who develops a conscience after one of his targets commits suicide.

Beloved (UK premiere): The film follows Firouzeh, an 82-year-old cow herder high in the Alborz Mountains of Iran.

Veni Etiam (I Shall Come Again) - (World premiere): This intriguing short reveals a secret Venice from the perspective of one of the most famous Gondoliers in the city.

Other films include:

Lunana: a yak in the classroom: A reluctant young teacher is sent to the most remote school in Bhutan where despite a lack of even the most basic facilities, he learns to love the children in his school.

Wildfire: A missing woman returns home, igniting an intense bond with her sister. United they unearth their mother’s past but the truth has devastating consequences.

Children of the Sea: One summer vacation, teenage Ruka meets two boys, “Umi” and “Sora”, whose upbringing contains strange and wonderful secrets.

The Man Who Could Fly: Eighty-something farmer Bobby Coote has always wanted to fly. He’s determined to make his dream come true. Even if it’s the last thing he does.

Louise Wadley, Hebden Bridge Film Festival director, said: “We are delighted to present a truly diverse line-up of fantastic films online. During this time that we can’t yet get together, we can still enjoy stories from around the world.

“So wherever you are in the UK, please do join us and help make the 2021 Hebden Bridge Film Festival a true celebration of filmmaking and the power of storytelling. We have two UK premieres, a world premiere and a host of films showcasing new talent and fresh perspectives.”

For more details, visit www.hebdenbridgefilmfestival.org.