FILM FORTNIGHT 2017

In November 2017 Orkney held its inaugural film festival. Film Fortnight brought in approximately 2,300 people to over 90 film events across 13 locations in Orkney. An evaluation survey indicated that: 

  • 60% of organisers programmed extra events 
  • 50% of venues experienced an increase in audience numbers
  • People’s experience of Film Fortnight was 8.2 out of 10

Film Fortnight was a pilot project funded by Highlands & Islands Enterprise and led by West Side Cinema, with further support provided by Orkney Islands Council’s Arts Development Officer. Take a look at the website here. Please download a detailed Film Fortnight 2017 coordinators report and our Film_Fortnight_2017_Survey___Results to find out more.

The pilot was deemed a success, and Film Hub Scotland and Orkney Islands Council is offering further support to West Side Cinema to project manage a film festival this year and hopefully for a few years to come.

Welcome to the FILM FOCUS FESTIVAL