Films selected for High Peak Independent Film Festival

A fantastic collection of 54 films have been selected to be showcased at the 2020 High Peak Independent Film Festival, which is taking place this autumn.

The high quality of work in this year's programme include feature films, shorts, music videos and short shorts by filmmakers from across the UK, Ireland, USA and Australia as well as Iran, Israel, Turkey, Spain and France.

Festival Director Nicole Pott said: “We were blown away by the high standard of the entries that came from all over the world and it was a tough task to select those to be screened.

“The films we have chosen to feature are thought provoking and innovative showcasing the very best in filmmaking and I am delighted that we are able to turn the spotlight on some of the young filmmakers starting to make their mark on our industry.” 

Running from 26 October to 1 November, the festival will have films and industry events screened via a secure online platform and will be free to watch.

Nicole added: “Theatres have been particularly hard hit by COVID-19 and it is not clear when they will be able to fully reopen.

“After receiving so much support and attracting over 400 entries, we took the decision to make sure the event still goes ahead so we are moving it online.”

A jury made up of industry experts including film reviewers, producers and writers will have the difficult job of selecting the award winners in the various categories that will be announced at the online awards ceremony being held on the final night of the festival.

The latest information about the festival including details of the full programme of films to be screened is available at

You can also keep up to date with the latest news about the Festival on social media.


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