Harrogate’s newest festival is partnering up with Harrogate’s newest cinema! As part of the 2017 Harrogate Film Festival they will be working with the brand-new Everyman Cinema to bring this festival to the town. The Everyman venue itself will be a showcase for the independent filmmaker’s competition across that weekend which allows filmmakers from across the world to share their work – this event is sponsored by Raworths Solicitors.

Over the festival weekend on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th March 2017, six short film competitions in the genres of; drama, comedy, thriller, documentary, romance and music will be held.  With over 500 submissions from 45 countries across the world already this short film competition is shaping up to be a cracker - held in the new state of the art Everyman cinema which is available for private hire.

The inaugural Harrogate Film Festival awards ceremony will be sponsored by and taking place at The Crown Hotel on Sunday evening, 5th March, to reward and applaud these filmmakers. The full line-up of films to be shown will be revealed at the start of 2017.

Across the festival weekend they will offering you the opportunity to vote for your favourite independent film in their ‘Audience Choice’ award which will be presented at the awards ceremony to the winner.

This news comes off the back of the festivals successful warm-up events which were enjoyed by residents of Harrogate with the festival receiving some extremely good feedback. One audience member at their Casino Cinema event held at The Restaurant Bar & Grill said: “What a great night - Harrogate has never had anything like this".

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.

“We feel privileged to be a part of the first Annual Harrogate Film Festival as a main sponsor, there’s such a great community spirit surrounding this event and we are excited to be holding the independent filmmaker’s competition screening here at Everyman Harrogate”

The team at Everyman Cinemas Harrogate

“The Harrogate Film Festival is a wonderful opportunity for the town to assert its appeal as a prime destination for enterprise and activity in Yorkshire. Raworths are delighted to sponsor this exciting and innovative festival, as a firm with a longstanding commitment to Harrogate we are thrilled to be supporting this new venture”

Zoe Robinson of Raworths Solicitors

“I am beyond delighted to welcome Everyman and Raworths to the film festival. Both their enthusiasm and ideas for the festival are incredibly exciting and we can’t wait to bring new cinema experiences to the town with them”

Adam Chandler, Director of Harrogate Film Festival and Reel Film

With over 15 events, 10 venues and 20 sponsors across the festival weekend tickets can now be booked for Harrogate Film Festival at www.harrogatefilm.co.uk or can be booked on the phone 01423 502116.