Funny film festival
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.