HFS FESTIVAL FEATURES
-2021 Results and Screenings
The 2021 HFS Festival Features winning films and awards are as follows:
Green Flake Best Film
Unvisible Monsters Best Sci-fi Film & Special Effects
Lady Usher Special Award -Best Adaptation of a historical fictional character
Behind the Name Shakespeare Special Award –Best Educational, Entertainment and Research
Cold Calm Best Horror Film
Basenji Best Direction
The Lost Shoes Best International Film
Ruff Life Special Award - Film Devoted to Animal Welfare
Straight’ner Best film by Local Filmmaker
Tijuana I Love You Best Production Values
Built Lands Best Cinematography
Kanarta Best Documentary
First Signal Best Writing and Screenplay
The Man Who Knew Too Much Special Award Investigation & Reporting
Tinsel -The Lost Film About Hollywood Jury Prize - Most Enjoyable Film
The films will all be screened during the course of the 2021 Harrogate Film Festival, which is now operating in two phases over the course of the spring and summer as a consequence of the restrictions imposed by the covid pandemic.
Phase 1: Online Programme 23 April - 30 May
A number of the Festival Features competition winners will be screened on line from 23rd April. until the end of May as part of the overall Harrogate Film Festival programme.
Phase 1 Online Programme – 10 selections:
Basenji, Tijuana I Love You, First Signal, Unvisible Monsters, Cold Calm, Behind the Name Shakespeare, Ruff Life, The Lost Shoes, Straight'ner and Lady Usher.
All information about Harrogate Film Festival including the Festival Features screenings can be viewed here.
Phase 1.5: HFS Socially distanced live programme – summer 2021.
Phase 1.5 of the Festival will include a number of Harrogate Film Society events celebrating a partial 'socially distanced' return to big screen events.
As part of Phase 1.5 HFS will be screening the following films.
The Man Who Knew Too Much, a documentary about Colin Wallace, an ex British Army Psychological Operations Officer who worked in Northern Ireland in the 1970s. The screening will be accompanied by an interview plus Q&A with the director and guests.
The event will take place at the Odeon, 7.30pm on Thursday 27 May. Tickets are available here.
Built Lands, a documentary about Spanish landscape painter Felix Cuadrado Lomas. The screening includes additional material from the director.
The event will take place at the Odeon, 2.00pm on Thursday 27 May. Tickets are available here.
Note that, as part of Phase 1.5, the return to the big screen in late May, Harrogate Film Society will also be offering a screening of Bernardo Bertolucci's The Conformist.
The screening will take place at the Odeon, 7.30pm on Monday 24th May. Tickets are available here.
In addition, we will be screening the première of All We Got Was Love, a documentary about music documentary filmmaker Tony Palmer, who visited Harrogate Film Festival in March 2020. This special event, which will be attended by Tony Palmer, will take place on the afternoon of Tuesday 20th July starting at 2pm. Further details including ticket availability will be announced in June.
Phase 2; The return of big screen cinema in September – dates to be confirmed
Phase 2 - part of the main Harrogate Film Festival- will offer big screen presentations of the ‘Best of the Best’ of the Festival Features submitted award winners.
This will include Tinsel, Green Flake, Unvisible Monsters and Kanarta.
There will also be a Festival Features Award ceremony and montage featuring clips from all 20 films.
Finally, as part of the 'return to big screen cinema in September we will be offering a screening of Bong Joon-ho's award winning Parasite.