Premiere of short film ‘Calder’

When the Festival commissioned a short film about our village in 2015, little did we or filmmakers Geoff Brokate and Paula Sutherland know that our plans would be overtaken by the dramatic events of Boxing Day.

Unearthing surprising stories of a community coming together in adversity, ‘Calder’ documents the transformative impact of the flood and the personal challenges faced by individuals attempting to make positive changes in is aftermath.

Tim and Tia from short film 'Calder'

Tim and his dog Jack, from ‘Calder’ (image courtesy of Geoff Brokate, 2016)

The premiere of ‘Calder’ will take place at 7.30pm on Thursday 14th April at The Dusty Miller in Mytholmroyd.  This first screening will be followed by poetry from Winston Plowes and a panel discussion with representatives from the Festival, the filmmakers and local residents who appear in the film.  Entry to this special event is free, with donations to the Calderdale Flood Relief Appeal and the Festival.

Dates for the main Festival weekend in October will be announced at this event, which marks a poignant start to 2016 for our team.  We hope that you will join us here in the heart of Mytholmroyd to hear the personal stories through which ‘Calder’ draws out the special character of our community.