A Pulp Fiction debate, a cinema in a lorry and a selection of cult and popular films are among the highlights when a feast of film returns to the Holme Valley.

Holmfirth Film Festival returns for a fifth year on May 23 to 30.

This year’s festival features 80 movies of all genres from family-friendly to dark and edgy with emphasis on French cinema and cycling to tie in with the Tour de France.

Venues include Holmfirth Picturedrome, Winky’s Bar, Honley Southgate Theatre and for the first time, The Cinema Truck, a lorry converted into a mobile cinema.

Highlights include a Pulp Fiction debate at Massala Lounge, BAFTA shorts at Cellar 88 and a local film night at the Picturedrome.

Festival director Stephen Dorril said: “This year sees a major expansion in the number of films were are screening.

“We are catering for lots of different interests and groups. We want people to share our enthusiasm for film and to give them the opportunity to see films they simply would not have the opportunity to view otherwise.

“‘We are known for interesting events and quirky venues. Last year it was the Yurt. This year’s new venue is The Cinema Truck, a truck that has been converted into a wonderful mobile cinema.

“It was kindly loaned to us by Craig Morrison and transported to Sands Recreational Park by Turner Brothers.”

This year the festival will be making a special effort for children and families.

A cinema in a lorry which will be at Holmfirth Film Festival
 

Such highlights include animation and short film-making workshops and animated movies including the French ‘Triplets of Belleville’ at the Picturedrome and the Disney computer animated hit Frozen at Hepworth Village Hall.

Mr Dorril said: “We are making a special effort during this holiday period with films for children and families, and for films specifically for young people.

“It is part of our remit to encourage young people to see film as a great cultural and creative activity and experience.”

For the full line-up visit holmfirthfilmfestival.co.uk

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