Bringing together venues and organisations in the Peterborough area, the Gateway Film Festival launched in November 2019. Gateway aims to celebrate local history, community as well as being Peterborough's gateway to film culture from the past and around the world. 2019's festival saw a diverse film programme including special extras such as Bollywood style dancers, poetry, shadow puppet workshops as well as Q&As, introductions, and food.
Our 2020 festival took place online due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Highlights of our programme included a special screening of Lois Weber's Hypocrites (1915) accompanied by Lloyd Davies, a selection of the amateur filmmaking collection from the East Anglian Film Archive and a selection from the Second Sight: Black Filmmaking Collective touring programme.
In 2021 we are taking the hybrid approach with both in person and online activity to take part in. Check out our full programme.
Gateway Film Festival is a project of Cine-Sister CIC and run by Emily Steele.