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Guizer Jarl Sweyn Asleifsson leads the way in Bressay. The first one to reach 50 ticket bookings via www. It seems like a win-win situation for both Mareel and the audience; the public gets the films they want to see, and Mareel gets bums-on-seats.

The early days of Mreel Voe: The other reason for these ad-hoc venues is that, shocking as it may sound to the metropolitan ear, there are no cinemas in Shetland. Wallace and Gromit draw Screenplay crowd. Everywhere you go, there’s an outstandingly outfitted pool, a strange quirk born out maareel the fact that the most dangerous thing in Shetland is water which is everywhere and for years Shetland fishermen refused to learn to swim so that if their boat went down they’d drown quickly.


Welcome to Shetland News. Pressure Washing Safety Awareness. A project that turns lives around. HIAL car parking charges appear unjust. A couple shetladn years ago, as I was dragging my sorry bones around another overcrowded, overheated, overhyped film festival in the broiling south of France, somebody asked me “How come you always look so miserable in Cannes? In the meantime, we’ve simply set up shop in the Garrison Theatre, a castle-like structure with velveteen wooden seats, perhaps the world’s shortest red carpet between 6ft and 7ft depending on shetlamdand old-fashioned atmosphere to spare.

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First, the festival under Shetland Arts’ irrepressible Kathy Hubbard has a commitment to take its wares into the wider community, via schools, village, halls, care centres and if necessary bus shelters.

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Shetland: the film festival with plenty of latitude

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Tax reforms welcome amid Tory austerity – mareeel SNP must act on ferries pledge. Sabotage of local public interests. I haven’t yet quite figured out how to do this…. Believe me, in 10 years’ time, you’re going to read the phrase “raised in Shetland” on a surprising number of successful film-makers’ CVs. This year, we’re holding a screening in Lerwick livestock market of Irish film-maker Ken Wardrop’s popular short Useless Dog, to which audience members are encouraged to bring their animals.

Head over to the update page for instructions on updating your browser for more security, improved speed and the best overall experience on this site. But as ever, the highlight of the festival is sure to be the showcase of local films, including the work of youth group Maddrim Media, whose extraordinary shorts range from the marerl elegiac drug drama Masks 33, hits on YouTube and counting to the frankly bonkers Stallion Head and God of Tennis.

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