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Widescreen Weekend 2018

At our 22nd Widescreen Weekend festival, we celebrated women in widescreen, screened a selection of classic westerns, and welcomed a range of fantastic guests.


Widescreen Weekend 2018 featured a strand dedicated to the essence of the American Old West, curated by Professor Sir Christopher Frayling. Classic, contemporary and black and white—westerns screened on a range of formats as we celebrated this much-loved genre in all its gun-slingin’ glory!


We celebrated women in widescreen by showcasing films featuring strong characters, female-led narratives and themes, and women behind the camera—from writers and editors to VFX. To introduce the screenings, we welcomed special guests including comedian Maureen Younger, award-winning broadcaster Samira Ahmed, and VFX editor Carin-Anne Strohmaier.


Celluloid Saturday returned to the festival, once again bringing you a fantastic selection of film on film—everything from martial arts to sci-fi in 3-strip Cinerama, 35mm and 70mm.

Festival programme



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