Wells Festival of Film

Welcome to 3 days celebrating 'Heroes' on film.

This years dates are Friday 26th to Sunday 28th April 2019.

The box office is now open for all the events below. More events to be added soon.....

***Competition***     An Unsung Hero or inspirational person will get the chance to have their story told on the big screen and win a Go-Pro Hero Camera. Film a 90 second video and send it via email to tell us why a friend, family member or person you know is a 'Hero'. The winner will also have their story made into a short film, by local director Darren Cavanagh and win the Go-Pro Hero Camera, which will than be shown at the award ceremony on Sunday 28th April (see below). Email for videos: wellsfilmfestival@aol.co.uk Closing date is 31st March 2019.

Full T&C's on our events Facebook page 'Local Hero' www.facebook.com/events/2283745608538452 and outside the cinema.

The times below are the start of the main film, adverts and trailers are shown before the times stated

Avengers' Charity Luncheon [U]

Avengers' Charity Luncheon [U]

Feature Length 180 minutes

Tickets 20.00 for a two course sit down meal.

We start off the Festival with a two-course sit down meal at the beautiful Swan Hotel, Wells. The event starts at 12noon, please be seated by 12.30pm.

We will be raising money for MediCinema as this year’s theme is ‘Heroes’.

There will be some real Heroes joining us so there may be a surprise or two along the way.

MediCinema gives patients and their families a break from the ward and all the difficulties of being in hospital through the transformative power of cinema. For more information visit www.medicinema.org.uk


More Info 26th April 12:30pm

The Kid Who Would Be King [PG]

The Kid Who Would Be King [PG]

mild threat, scary scenes, violence, language  BBFCinsight

Feature Length 120 minutes

Old school magic meets the modern world in this epic adventure. Alex (Louis Ashbourne Serkis) thinks he's just another nobody, until he stumbles upon the mythical sword in the stone, Excalibur. Now, he must unite his friends and enemies into a band of knights and, together with the legendary wizard Merlin (Sir Patrick Stewart), take on the wicked enchantress Morgana (Rebecca Ferguson). With the future at stake, Alex must become the great leader he never dreamed he could be.

More Info 26th April 7:30pm

Wall-E [U]

Wall-E [U]

Contains very mild threat and violence

Feature Length 103 minutes

Tickets 5.20 each.

In the distant future, a small waste-collecting robot inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of mankind.

Includes a special introduction by Darren Cavanagh The Very Creativegan Film Director who worked on Disney’s marketing campaign for the film and will reveal the secrets behind making a great film trailer.

More Info 27th April 11:00am

Pick Of The Litter [PG]

Pick Of The Litter [PG]

mild bad language  BBFCinsight

Feature Length 81 minutes

Adults 7.20, Children 6.20 each. 1.50 per ticket, donated to Guide Dogs.

Pick of the Litter follows a litter of puppies from the moment they're born and begin their quest to become Guide Dogs for the Blind, the ultimate canine career.

Cameras follow these pups through a two-year odyssey as they train to become dogs whose ultimate responsibility is to protect their blind partners from harm.

Along the way, the dogs meet a community of dedicated individuals who train them to do amazing, life-changing things in the service of their human. The stakes are high and not every dog can make the cut. Only the best of the best. The pick of the litter.

More Info 27th April 2:00pm

Sanctum 3D [15]

Sanctum 3D [15]

Contains strong language  BBFCinsight

Feature Length 108 minutes

The 3D action-thriller Sanctum follows a team of underwater cave divers on a treacherous expedition to the largest, most beautiful and least accessible cave system on Earth. When a tropical storm forces them deep into the caverns, they must fight raging water, deadly terrain and creeping panic as they search for an unknown escape route to the sea. Master diver Frank McGuire has explored the South Pacific's Esa-ala Caves for months. But when his exit is cut off in a flash flood, Frank's team-including 17-year-old son Josh and financier Carl Hurley are forced to radically alter plans. With dwindling supplies, the crew must navigate an underwater labyrinth to make it out. Soon, they are confronted with the unavoidable question: Can they survive, or will they be trapped forever?

More Info 27th April 4:30pm

Shongram [15]

Shongram [15]

strong violence, sexual threat  BBFCinsight

Feature Length 107 minutes

A daring English reporter speaks to an old freedom fighter, who reveals his past and involvement during the 1971 Bangladesh liberation struggle. Shongram is a romantic drama set during the 1971 Bangladesh liberation war.

More Info 27th April 7:30pm

Local Hero - Ceremony [U]

Local Hero - Ceremony [U]

Feature Length 90 minutes

Tickets 7.20 each.

  • The award ceremony will start off with the winning top 20 videos from the competition above, which have been edited together by Darren, shown on the big screen.
  • We then have a short interval in which tea and coffee will be provided for free, our little way to say, ‘Thank you’.
  • The final part of our ceremony sees awards given to the top 5, including the presentation of a Go-Pro Hero Camera to the winner.
  • The winner's story, which would of been made into a short 5 minute film by local vegan film director Darren Cavanagh www.theverycreativegan.com , will then be played on screen.



More Info 28th April 2:00pm

They Shall Not Grow Old 3D [15]

They Shall Not Grow Old 3D [15]

bloody injury detail, images of real dead bodies  BBFCinsight

Feature Length 150 minutes

On the centenary of the end of First World War, Academy Award-winner Peter Jackson (The Lord of the Rings trilogy) present the World Premiere of an extraordinary new work showing the Great War as you had never seen it.

This special presentation will see members of the local Royal British Legion in attendance.  

More Info 28th April 4:30pm

Ex-Dominatrix: A True Story [15]

Ex-Dominatrix: A True Story [15]

Feature Length 135 minutes

Tickets 10 each and includes Q&A after the film with the Director.

Voila Films presents a fascinating feature-length documentary entitled “Ex-DOMINATRIX A TRUE STORY”.

It tells the true-life story of Ira who is a truly unique heroic woman. She’s a hedonist, devoted mother, Dominatrix and healer. To all her clients, she was priceless. Until one fateful session, cost her everything.

Discover her transformational true story from bondage to beyond. Prepare to be surprised, moved and inspired by Ira’s untold story, her infectious humour, domination adventures and secret true life tales.

Directed by local vegan film director Darren Cavanagh, who spent 6 years making the film and raised over £52k on crowdfunding to complete it and who has been working in the film industry for over 25 years.

He will present this exclusive screening in Wells and be in attendance to do Q&A after the screening.

The film premiered in London and Amsterdam in 2018.

More Info 28th April 7:30pm