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Harrogate Film Festival has unveiled its programme for its third year, setting the scene for 2019. The number of events for the public to attend is set to increase as the festival grows from strength to strength since its inception in 2017. The festival will also be taking over more local venues and delivering more experiences than previously seen, during the first weekend in March 2019.
New on the agenda will be a ‘Glorious night of food and film’ at Hotel Du Vin, a ‘Mary Poppins’ magic experience for children and adults at the Pump Room Museum, and the return of the popular Independent Filmmakers’ Competition.
The critically acclaimed worldwide, Independent Filmmakers' Competition, described by Everyman Cinemas as ‘making Harrogate a hub for film in the UK’, is back once again, with over 500 entries from over 50 countries already received. New categories for this year include ‘Animation’ and ‘Science Fiction’ with all screenings taking place at the Everyman Cinema.
This year, the festival is also introducing workshops to its repertoire, with David Bunting, the storyboard artist from Shaun the Sheep and The Tigger Movie, where you will discover movie special effects and stop motion animation techniques in this magical animation workshop. More details on this exciting event will be announced very soon!