Funny film fes­ti­val

Campbeltown Courier - - NEWS -

SCOT­LAND’S first rib-tick­ling film fes­ti­val ded­i­cated to com­edy will be staged at Camp­bel­town Pic­ture House next May.

As Kin­tyre cinema­go­ers await a firm open­ing date for the re­stored Pic­ture House (CPH) the cur­tain has opened to re­veal plans for the in­au­gu­ral Scot­tish Com­edy Film Fes­ti­val (SCOFF).

The week­end event, in as­so­ci­a­tion with Paul Sned­don, aka Vladimir McTav­ish and in­clud­ing Michael Red­mond and Jay Laf­ferty, will be staged from Fri­day May 11 to 13 2018. SCOFF will draw on the her­itage of com­edy in film and will in­clude vin­tage and con­tem­po­rary com­edy, shorts and an­i­ma­tion, work­shops and live events.

‘We are de­lighted to an­nounce that we will be stag­ing Scot­land’s first com­edy film fes­ti­val in CPH,’ said Jane Mayo, chair­man of Camp­bel­town Com­mu­nity Busi­ness Ltd.

‘As well as spe­cial film screen­ings there will be a wide pro­gramme of live com­edy events and other ac­tiv­i­ties which will ap­peal to both lo­cal au­di­ences and visi­tors.’

‘It’s ex­cit­ing to be work­ing with Camp­bel­town Pic­ture House to stage Scot­land’s first com­edy film fes­ti­val,’ added Paul Sned­don.

‘Com­edy has been a ma­jor strand in cin­ema from the very be­gin­ning so it is ap­pro­pri­ate that this new fes­ti­val should be staged in a cin­ema that has been con­tin­u­ously op­er­at­ing from the very early days of film.’

Fur­ther de­tails of the pro­gramme will be an­nounced at a taster day of events on Satur­day Jan­uary 28 at CPH, which will in­clude live stand-up com­edy with Michael Red­mond, Vladimir McTav­ish and Jay Laf­ferty.

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