Harrogate Film Festival aims to captivate the residents and filmmakers of Harrogate and surrounding areas by offering innovative events and opportunities which aim to engage and develop audiences with new cinema experiences, film education, interactive events and competitions.

Our motto ‘join in’ encapsulates the vision for the festival where we look to delight film-watchers and film-makers by developing unique events in different venues around the historic town of Harrogate from experience screenings to showcasing the best of cinema and independent film. We are looking to go truly beyond the screen in giving film-makers a platform to showcase their work, develop their skills and learn from experts. 

With over 15 business sponsors, Harrogate Film Festival is a unique partnership between public, private and voluntary sectors coming together to produce experiences and collaborations unseen before in Harrogate.

Harrogate Film Festival launches in 2016 and becomes a major town event in March 2017 aiming to be among the best known and best loved film festivals in the UK in the forthcoming years.

So, if you want to ‘join in’ by attending one of our events, submitting a film, staging an event yourself or sponsoring the festival we would love to hear from you.