INTERNATIONAL SCREENINGS, FILM FESTIVALS, AND PREVIEWS
Now playing in cinemas in the UK! For information on UK screenings see here.
Best of Fest & Best Theatrical Documentary, International Wildlife Film Festival, Missoula, Montana 2016
Nominated for Best Cinematography in a Feature Documentary, Canadian Screen Awards 2016
Special Jury Award – 2016 “Visions of Nature/Voices of Nature” Environmental Film Festival
Nominated for Best Editing in Feature Documentary, Canadian Cinema Editors Award 2016
Winner Pariscience. Biodiversity Award. Prix Grand Buffon 2016
Winner: Rotterdam Wildlife Film Festival, WFFR Awareness Award 2016
Favourite Feature Documentary, North Bay Film Festival 2016 Best Conservation Film, Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival, 2015
Top Ten Audience Award, Hot Docs 2015 (3rd place in 210 films)
Special Mention for Best Documentary, CinemAmbiente, Italy 2015
Carl Nunn Media and Conservation Award – Ontario Nature 2016
Whistleblower Award – Cinema Verde Film Festival 2016
Dutch International Science Film Festival . Nominated for NTR Audience Award and the Youth Jury Award, 2016
UPCOMING PREVIEWS, THEATRICAL, CINEMA AND FESTIVAL SCREENINGS
More cinema and festival screenings planned for 2018! We’re bringing The Messenger to cinemas in Scotland, London, Sheffield, North Yorkshire, Norfolk, Suffolk and screening at a festival in County Kerry! Further details will be added below, please check back or head to Facebook and Twitter for announcements. Watch for more dates in the UK this winters and spring. To check out UK screening events click here.
Leyburn Arts and Community Centre, Leyburn, North Yorkshire
Tuesday 6 February, 7pm
Tickets: Buy online or call 01969 624510
Regather Cooperative, Sheffield
Thursday 1 March, 7.30pm
With an introduction from Dr John Rose, Sheffield Hallam University and Dr Nicky Rivers, Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust
Ticket: Buy online
The Cube Cinema, Bristol
Wednesday 7 March, 8pm
With introduction and Q&A from Tim Scoones and Stephen Moss (former Executive Producers of BBC Springwatch).
Tickets: Buy online
Grassmarket Community Project, Edinburgh
Monday 12 March, 7.30pm
With special guests to be announced
Free screening: More info
Cinema City, Norwich
Saturday 17 March
With special guests to be announced
Tickets: info and booking link coming soon
Eden Court, Inverness
Saturday 17 March at 2pm & Sunday 18 March at 5.15pm
With intro and Q&A from Scottish Wildlife Trust (Saturday screening)
Tickets: Buy online or call 01463 234 234
Previous UK screenings:
- Purbeck Film Festival @ The Rex Cinema, Wareham
- Broadway Cinema, Nottingham – with Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust
- Kino Kulture, Oswestry
- Picturehouse @ FACT, Liverpool – with RSPB Liverpool
- Aldeburgh Cinema, Suffolk – with the Suffolk Ornithologists’ Group and Suffolk Wildlife Trust
- HOME, Manchester – with Sally Blake, co-writer and co-producer of The Messenger
To check out Canadian screening events click here.
If you would like to book a UK screening please contact Pipoca Pictures.
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OTHER PREVIOUS FESTIVAL AND INTERNATIONAL SCREENINGS
November 9, 2017 – Vera Cruz, Mexico
Hosted by Pronatura Veracruz
Theater: Cinepolis Plaza Américas, Time: TBA
October 26, 2017, Brooklyn, NY
Hosted by Kings County Brewers Collective and the New York City Audubon
Location: 381 Troutman St, Brooklyn, NY 11237-2613, United States.
Time: 7 PM
Full event details on this page on Facebook.
OCTOBER 21 Borneo Eco Film Festival
Co-hosted by BEFF and Borneo Bird Festival
Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysian Borneo
web: www.beff.org.my facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BorneoEcoFilmFestival, twitter: @BEFFSUARA
June 4 – The Halton Hills Eco Film Festival
Venue: Trinity United Church, 70 Mill Street East
Time: 1 pm
May 17 – The Halton Hills Eco Film Festival
Venue: John Elliott Theatre, 9 Church Street
Time: 7:30 – 9:30
May 2-7, 2017 Cinema Planeta – International Film and Environmental Festival of Mexico, Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico
May 6th | 20:15pm | CINE MORELOS
May 7th | 16:45pm | Cinemex PLAZA CUERNAVACA
Facebook and contact info: https://www.facebook.com/CinemaPlaneta/
March 15-19, Festival du film verte, Voltaire, France
Date: Sunday March 19, 2017. check for times here
Lieu : cinéma Voltaire ‐ Zone commerciale Poterie ‐ 01210 Ferney‐Voltaire, arrêt “Brunette” ‐ lignes de bus F et Y
November 11-14 Glimmerglass Film Days
Fenimore Art Museum
Cooperstown, New York
Note: The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Avian Migration Researcher and film participant Bill Evans.
November 2-6 Dutch International Science Film Festival
Nominated for NTR Audience Award and the Youth Jury Award, November 6
Screening time: Thursday Nov. 3 – see the timetable on the link above.
October 31 – Festival international du film ornithologique de Ménigoute
16 Rue de Saint-Maixent, 79340, Ménigoute, France
Lundi 31 octobre après-midi.
October 27 – October 30 The Rotterdam Wildlife Film Festival Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Cinerama Film Theatre
Rotterdam 3012 KL Netherlands, Westblacck 8
Friday Oct. 28, 20:15 pm/Sat. Oct. 29, 18:40 pm
October 21-23 and 28-30 American Conservation Film Festival
Byrd Center for Legislative Studies the Shepherd University Campus
213 North King Street
Shepherdstown, West Virginia, USA
Dates & Times – Sunday Oct. 23, 6 pm. Byrd Centre for Legislative Studies, 213 North King St. (on the University Campus), Shepherdstown, WV, 25443
Please note: The Messenger’s Director Su Rynard is the keynote speaker on Sunday Oct. 23, at the Festival’s Filmmakers Workshops lunchtime presentation. http://conservationfilm.org/workshop/workshop-schedule/
October 21-23 – International Environmental and Arts Festival @ the Corzon Cinema & Cafe
36 Granada St. St. Augustine, FL
Times : Sat. Oct. 22 at 7:00 pm and Sun. October 23 at 1:00 pm.
October 22 – Antigonish Film Festival
291 Main Street, Antigonish, NS, B2G 2C3
Time: 4:45 pm
October 9 Pariscience Film Festival Winner: Prix Buffon.
Times: Sunday Oct, 9, 10:15 am
WINNER Buffon Award, The Messenger was a finalist in 2 categories. “Gran Ecran” and “Biodiversité”
September 29 – October 2, North Bay Film Festival
North Bay, Ontario
Time: Sunday Oct.2, 11 am
Location: The Capital Theatre
Producer Joanne Jackson will be in attendance, along with local conservation experts.
Sept 10-18 Asolo Art Film Festival
For screening times, download printed programme here: https://issuu.com/studiotesidesign/docs/art_film_festival_asolo_2016
September 13-18 Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Dates and Times: http://www.dreff.org/dreff2016/the-messenger/
Director Su Rynard will be in attendance.
September 14-Sept. 17 – Hebrides, International Film Festival.
Rural Nations, Scotland.
Please check the on-line programme for dates/times on 4 different islands.
August 19-21 The UK Birdfair
Friday August 19, 5:45 pm
The Authors Tent
Special sneak-peak before theatrical release in the UK!
June 6 Le Museum National d’Histoire naturelle
10 am – Auditorium de la Grande Galerie de l’Evolution
June 2-5 Mendocino Film Festival
Saturday June 4, 10 am
Mendocino Festival Tent (largest venue) and
2 pm, Noyo Theater in Willits (this is an hour’s drive from Mendocino)
May 6-12 The 13th Green Film Festival in Seoul
Seoul, South Korea
May 1-8 The UK Green Film Festival
Confirmed cities and venues include:
Sunday May 1, Birmingham. Mac ARTS CENTRE (UK Premiere)
Thursday May 5, Lancaster THE DUKES 6:30pm
Thursday May 5, Glasgow GLASGOW FILM THEATRE 8:00pm
Friday May 6, Exeter PHOENIX 7:00pm
Saturday May 7, London, BARBICAN (Q and A with Director Su Rynard) 2:00pm
Sunday May 8, Cardiff CHAPTER CINEMA 6:30pm
May 2-5, Welwyn Garden City GARDEN CITY CINEMA 4 shows link here.
April 9-17 Festival de l’oiseau et de la nature, Winner – Best Environmental Film
Tues. April 12
Get tickets here.
In Attendance: Producer Sally Blake and Jean-Philippe Siblet (Directeur du Service du Patrimoine Naturel, INPN)
April 20 – 24 The Thunder Bay Environmental Film Festival
Saturday April 23, 1 pm screening
April 5-12 FIFE – Festival international du film d’environnement
Paris, France. April 7 – Cinéma des Cinéastes at 8:30pm
April 1-10 Crossroads Festival for Documentary Film and Discourse
Graz, Austria Wed. April 6 – Forum Stadtpark
Q&A with film participant Martin Wikelski, Director at the Max-Planck-Institute for Ornithology in Radolfzell, Germany, and Professor of Ornithology at the University of Konstanz.
March 30-April 3 Sonoma International Film Festival
Sonoma, CA, USA, Phone: (707) 933-2600
Buy tickets here. Friday April 1, 2:3o pm Andrews Hall at SCC,
Producer Joanne Jackson in attendance for Q and A, with Ivan Samuels, March Conservation Fund
Sunday April 3, 9:30 am Vintage House, Q and A with Joanne Jackson
March 11-13 Haida Gwaii Film Festival
Queen Charlotte, BC
In attendance: Director Su RynardMarch 11-13
Feb. 25-28 Kingston Canadian Film Festival
Kingston, ON, Canada
Sat. Feb. 27 – 3:50pm Baby Grand
Sun. Feb. 28 – 3:50pm Screening Room 2
Phone: (613) 777-0161
Buy tickets here.
Saturday Q & A – In attendance: Director Su Rynard, Film Editor Eamonn O’Connor and Mike Burrell from Bird Studies Canada. Sunday Q & A – In attendance: Eamonn O’Connor, Film Editor
Feb. 20-21 Visions of Nature Environmental Film Festival Eckerd College, 4200 54th Avenue South St. Petersburg, FL 33711 USA
WINNER SPECIAL JURY PRIZE
Saturday Feb. 20, 7:00 pm
Buy tickets here.
Q & A – In attendance: Director Su Rynard
Feb. 20-21 Wakefield International Film Festival
Wakefield, QC, Canada
Feb. 20, 4pm and Feb 21, 7:30pm – Wakefield Center 38 Ch. Valley, Wakefield
Buy tickets here.
Saturday 4 pm screening followed by a panel discussion moderated by CBC Radio’s Giacomo Panico. Special guests: Joanne Jackson, Producer; Michael Runtz, Carleton University professor; Anouk Hoedeman, Safe Wings Ottawa; and Ted Cheskey, Nature Canada Senior Conservation Manager. View the panel here.
Feb. 11-13 Cinema Verde Environmental Film and Art
Gainsville, Florida, USA
Friday Feb. 12, 7:30 pm – the Hippodrome Theater, 25 SE 2nd Place, Gainesville, FL 32601
Buy tickets here.
Jan. 29-31 ReFrame Peterborough International Film Festival
Sat. Jan. 29, 7:30 pm – Showplace
Western University – Western Film
London, Ontario (Special event-preview screening)
Thurs. Nov. 26, 7 :00pm Western Film Theatre
Presented by Western Science and Western Social Science.
Nov. 7 Guelph Film Festival
Sat. Nov. 7, 3 pm Bookshelf Cinema
Nov. 8 and 10 East Lansing Film Society
1999 Central Park Drive, Okemos, Michigan
Sunday November 8, 4 :00 PM, Studio C
Tuesday November 10, 4:00 PM, Studio C
Oct. 17 -18 We Love Docs Festival
Penticton, Okanagan Valley, BC, Canada
Oct. 17, 3 pm – Shatford Centre
Oct. 22-26 BIFED Bozcaada International Festival of Ecological Documentary, Finalist
Oct. 11 -12 Mill Valley Film Festival – US Premiere
Marin County, California, USA
Oct. 11, 8:00 PM Venue: Sequoia 2
Oct. 12, 11:45 AM Venue: Sequoia 2
Co-presented by The Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Marin Audubon & the San Francisco Green Festival. In attendance: Director Su Rynard & Brian Sullivan (Cornell Lab of Ornithology).
Oct. 7 CinemAmbiente – Environmental Film Festival – Special Mention
In attendance: Film Participant Andrea Rutigliano (CABS).
October 1, 2015 Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival, Awards Ceremony
2015 Winner Best Conservation Program
Oct. 2-3 CIFF-Calgary International Film Festival
Calgary, Alberta CANADA
Oct. 2, 7:15 PM Venue: Cineplex Eau Claire 4
Oct. 3, 12:00 PM Venue: Cineplex Eau Claire 3
In attendance: Film Participant Erin Bayne (Biologist, University of Alberta) & Director Su Rynard.
Oct. 4-6 VIFF-Vancouver International Film Festival
Vancouver, BC CANADA
Oct 04, 6:30 PM The Cinematheque
Oct. 06, 1:15 PM International Village #8
In Attendance: Bird Studies Canada biologist David Bradley & Director Su Rynard.
Sept 28-Sept.30 BIFF-Bergen International Film Festival
Sept. 29 17:00 & Sept. 30 18:30. Venue: Bergen Kino Theatre: MB1
In attendance: Director Su Rynard (festival & panel discussion)
Sept. 30. Su Rynard presented in this Industry master class.
Sept 24 – 27 RIFF-Reykjavik International Film Festival
In attendance: Director Su Rynard.
25.09, 18.00 – Q & A, 27.09 Q&A 17.30 – Q & A, 30.09 13.30 BÍÓ PARADÍS
Sept 25 Durham Region Film Festival – Opening Night Gala Presentation
Oshawa, ON CANADA
Appearances by film participant Michael Mesure, FLAP, Bird Studies Canada
President Price & Producer Joanne Jackson.
April 28, 2015 World Premiere, Hot Docs
Toronto, ON CANADA
3 sold out screenings and ranked 3rd of 210 films in the Audience
If you have questions about any of the above screenings or wish to invite the film to a festival please contact the producers at email@example.com.