The FILM FOCUS FESTIVAL is a celebration of film in Orkney running 01 – 24 November 2018. 24 days in 25 venues across 16 islands and parishes featuring a diverse range of films and events with something for everyone.


The festival will see the return of Scotland’s mobile touring cinema The Screen Machine, bringing with it the latest blockbusters and new releases to seven islands over 14 days. The four regular screen venues – Phoenix Cinema, West Side Cinema, Gable End Theatre and Screen In The Square – will all be involved again. Other events will be hosted by regular community cinemas and by various pop up venues across the breadth of Orkney. We hope you, the audience, enjoy the festival wherever and whenever you can make it.

  • 24 days, 25 venues across 16 islands and parishes
  • Screen Machine
  • West Side Cinema
  • Phoenix Cinema
  • Gable End Theatre
  • Screen In The Square
  • St Magnus Cathedral
  • Pier Arts Centre
  • Orkney Library & Archive
  • ØY Festival
  • Orkney College UHI
  • Burray Hall
  • Milestone Community Church, Dounby
  • Graemsay Hall
  • North Ronaldsay Bird Observatory
  • Shapinsay Boathouse
  • Stromness Books & Prints
  • The Graand Owld Byre
  • Northlight Gallery

Film Focus is project managed by West Side Cinema. It is supported by Film Hub Scotland, part of the BFI’s Film Audience Network and funded by Creative Scotland and Lottery funding from the BFIThe project is also kindly supported by Orkney Islands Council.