Hinterlands is a new annual festival celebrating rural film in dramatic ways across the landscapes of the Lakes and Dales that will take place in Skipton, North Yorkshire from the 16th to 19th May 2019.

Hinterlands will be a major annual event celebrating films set in and talking about the countryside, engaging both those who themselves live in a rural environment and those curious to learn more about what life is actually like lived away from major urban centres. Screenings of classics and brand new titles will be held in and around the landscape of Skipton.

To complement these screenings there will be director talks, workshops, immersive performances, short film competitions and a wide range of family programming designed to inspire audiences to reimagine their relationship with the countryside. The festival will utilise a variety of spaces and places across Skipton, from the Plaza cinema to local woodland, heritage sites and unused spaces – and also sites that themselves have featured as film locations.

The festival will form part of the Great Place Lakes and Dales programme and will be led by Artistic Director Geoff Bird in partnership with Wild Rumpus. 

For further information about the festival, the programming and how to get involved, sign up for more information at www.hinterlandsfestival.org.uk