Brighton Film Festival 2013

14 November - 1st December

The Festival

 11th edition of CINECITY.

ADVENTURES IN WORLD CINEMA

Once again CINECITY THE BRIGHTON FILM FESTIVAL presented the very best in international cinema in 2013, with a global mix of premieres and previews, an exhibition and retrospective dedicated to the legendary Czech surrealist Jan Švankmajer, treasures from the archive, artists’ cinema, a showcase of film made in the city and a programme of talks and education events.

The festival gave viewers first sight of highly anticipated titles ahead of general release and spotlights, brought to Brighton from around the world for one-off screenings. In what was our most international programme to date, there was a host of films from countries we rarely see on our screens among the many award-winning titles. The festival opened with Alexander Payne’s NEBRASKA and closed with Richard Ayoade’s THE DOUBLE. The CINECITY Audience Award was won by Laos set feature THE ROCKET.

At the heart of the 11th edition of the festival we were delighted to have presented a major celebration of the work of Jan Švankmajer. The Inner Life of Objects was a free exhibition at the University of Brighton, it heralded the 50th anniversary of his first film. Over 10,000 visitors came to see it from across the country. The exhibition presented  his work across the arts including sculpture and collage alongside sets, puppets, objects and artwork from many of his acclaimed films. To complement the exhibition, we presented a complete retrospective – a rare opportunity to experience the collected works of one of the most imaginative and brilliant directors.

An expanded programme of  screenings and events were presented for the first time at the Duke’s at Komedia and visitors could go underground with a pop-up cinema at The Basement in Kensington Street.


CINECITY would like to thank all our funders and sponsors, the film-makers and distributors, venues and volunteers who helped to make the festival possible.

CINECITY is presented in partnership with Picturehouse Brighton, Screen Archive South East and the University of Brighton. We gratefully acknowledge the support we receive from Arts Council England, Brighton & Hove City Council, British Film Institute and the University of Brighton.

CINECITY: Tim Brown, Frank Gray, Nicky Beaumont, Sara Duffy and Ollie Hayes

PROGRAMMEE DESIGN: 6970 Design

CINECITY PATRONS: Barry Adamson, Nick Cave, Paddy Considine, Steve Coogan, John Hillcoat, Henry Normal, Ben Wheatley.

The Printed Festival Programme

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