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Film festival launches with free screenings

Film festival launches with free screenings

Friday 30 September 2022

Film festival launches with free screenings

Friday 30 September 2022


The inaugural Guernsey Film Fest is being held this weekend, with a number of free screenings of local and international releases at the Mallard.

Across Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 October, the cinema will be open to the "entire community" who are invited to join in for the launch of the 'non-profit' event.

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Pictured: Sponsorship from Delimited IT Solutions and St Pierre Park Hotel has enabled the screenings to be free to attend at the Mallard Cinema this weekend.

Organised by Lars Janssen and Charlotte Dawn Potter, of Guernsey Filmworks - a local production company - the festival aims to "inspire and empower the filmmaker through various events, awards, community, and more."

A jury has been assembled to award marks across a number of categories including acting, writing, and production.

20 films are due to be screened over the two days, varying from shorts to full length features. 

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Pictured: Some of the screenings are 'shorts' over the weekend.

The opening film on Saturday morning is The Story of Adele H, which is set in Guernsey with Victor Hugo's daughter as the main character.

Other films with a local angle are an adaption of Les Travailleurs de la mer, A La Perchoine, The Ghost of Monks Island - set in Herm - and a documentary looking at the Occupation.

The Village, Cowboys, Mars Attacks and Ma Belle My Beauty also feature across the weekend.

For more information go to guernseyfilmfest

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