Swale Film Festival – 20th to 22nd September 2019 – Sittingbourne

Swale Film Festival is running from Friday 20th September – Sunday 22nd September at the Avenue Theatre in Sittingbourne.

Across 3 days they will be showing three feature length movies, a selection of short films about Swale and hosting a Movie Quiz!

The theme of the Swale Film Festival is LOVE WHERE YOU LIVE, which is why all of the films have links to the local area.

To see the programme visit www.visitkent.co.uk/events/swale-film-society-presents-swale-film-festival-2019-at-the-avenue-theatre-52684/ and www.avenuetheatre.co.uk/home/ to book.

They welcome everyone to all events (subject to age restrictions of course!), with special discounts for Swale Film Society members. If you’d like to, you can sign up for membership for £6 for the rest of 2019, which will also get you discounts for the rest of our films this year.

The Swale Film Society shows one film on the last Friday of each month at the Avenue Theatre.

This year’s Swale Film Festival kicks off on Friday night with the 1944 classic movie A Canterbury Tale, showing at 7:45pm at the Avenue Theatre in Sittingbourne. 
There is also a very exciting Movie Quiz taking place on Saturday night, 6:30pm – 8pm, where participants can win big film related prizes such as free cinemas tickets, popcorn and drinks – a mega movie bundle at its best! The quiz will be followed by the multi-award winning British feature film Jellyfish, another film that has links to the local area as this movie was made in Margate. 


Sunday sees the final screenings of the festival. At 2pm there will be FREE FILMS about Swale, such as the very retro yet fascinating short film ‘Swale Ready for the 90s’, which takes a look at how our borough was gearing up for big changes in business, leisure and tourism. Our final screening is Juliet, Naked, a comedy starring some very familiar faces (Chris O’Dowd, Ethan Hawke and Rose Byrne), which was also filmed very close by in Broadstairs! A resident of Sittingbourne will coming along to share their personal experience of working on this big budget as an extra, so lots of first hand behind the scenes highlights will be shared! 


The Swale Film Society is a volunteer community cinema group, and we hope many of you will come along and enjoy the wonderful festival that we have put together for the residents of Swale. 

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