Media Release: Inverness Film Festival programme announced

Inverness Film Festival, tenth anniversay

THE programme for the 2012 Inverness Film Festival has today been announced by Film Festival director, Paul Taylor.

This is the tenth Inverness Film Festival and all screenings will take place in Eden Court’s La Scala and Playhouse cinemas from 07 – 11 Nov 2012.

The opening film of this year’s festival is the Scottish premiere of Amour, from director, Michael Haneke.

The Festival will close on 11 November with the Scottish premiere of Dustin Hoffman’s directorial debut, Quartet, starring some of the greatest British actors around, including Dame Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon, Billy Connelly and Tom Courtenay.

In the intervening days, Eden Court’s two cinemas will play host to 18 other Scottish Premieres, including a return from Director Thomas Vinterberg (Festen) with The Hunt, winner of three awards at this year’s Cannes Film Festival including Best Actor for Mads Mikelsen (Valhalla Rising) who gives an arguably career best as a nursery teacher falsely-accused of child abuse.

George Melies’ 110 year-old film, A Trip to the Moon, will be screened, alongside an inspiring documentary detailing the film’s preservation.

There will also be screenings of two of Alfred Hitchcock’s early silent films: The Pleasure Garden and Blackmail and both will be accompanied by live music from musician, Wendy Hiscocks.

Plus, from the era of the grand cinema-scope epic, David Lena’s sumptuous classic, Lawrence of Arabia, will be screened using a beautiful, brand new digital print.

Those looking for light entertainment won’t be disappointed by irreverent New Zealand comedy, Two Little Boys, described as a riotous tale of two best mates on a series of misadventures, starring Bret McKenzie (one half of Flight of the Conchords).

Film Festival director and Eden Court cinema programmer, Paul Taylor, said: “There’s a real buzz around the place at the moment as we get ready for this year’s festival. I’m really happy with the programme I’ve put together this year; it’s got something for everyone.”

This year’s festival is sponsored by Highland Audi.

Kevin Hawco, Highland Audi’s marketing manager, said: “We are delighted to be sponsoring the tenth Inverness Film Festival. The packed programme features lots of premieres as well as some of cinema’s classics and we are proud to help bring the best local and international films to be enjoyed on the big screen by Highland audiences.”

The festival brochure with details of all this year’s screenings is available to download now from and the printed brochures will e available to collect from Eden Court from 17 Oct.

The Inverness film festival website will soon have full details of the festival and tickets can be booked via the festival website at or at or by calling  the Eden Court Box office on 01463 234 234


For further information, interview requests or to arrange picture opportunities, please contact Teresa Bendoris, Eden Court Marketing Manager on 01463 239 841 /

Notes to Editors

  • The Inverness Film Festival is sponsored by Highland Audi. Highland Audi, part of the Hawco group, a family owned motor franchise, has been proudly looking after Audi customers and their cars for over 35 years.
  • Based in Inverness Highland Audi sells new and used vehicles as well as offering services and repairs. For more information about Highland Audi, visit
  • The Inverness Film Festival media partner is the Inverness Courier.
  • The Inverness Film Festival is held annually at Eden Court Theatre, the largest multi-arts venue in Scotland. It re-opened in November 2007 following an extensive redevelopment programme, which saw the addition of two purpose-built cinemas, a brand new flexible second theatre space and two dance and education studios.

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