Dunoon Film Festival

11 – 13 NOVEMBER 2016

Burgh Hall, Dunoon paddle steamer on its way to Dunoon
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We are thrilled to welcome you to the fourth edition of Dunoon’s annual film festival! Whether you are new to the festival, or a regular, we hope you enjoy the delights we have in store. This year’s focus is re-invention. As our own Dunoon Burgh Hall gets a makeover, we look at the ways in which we re-invent ourselves and others as well as our town and country.

Our stunning opening event Lucky Star is a piece of classic cinema from 1929 that has been reinvented for modern audiences with the help of an all-new score by composer Ela Orleans.

Cary Grant finds the fountain of youth in the classic Monkey Business, Sam Neil goes on the run in brand new comedy Hunt for the Wilderpeople and we spook you with more tales of reinvention at our first ever late night horror Eyes Without a Face.

So, come and join us at the cosy Studio Cinema and iconic Pier building for another dose of movie-magic with DFF 2016!

  • Corinne Orton and Sean Greenhorn – Festival Co-Directors


As you walk up Dunoon's Argyll Street look out for the newly cleaned sandstone of the Burgh Hall sparkling in the sun (or perhaps glistening in the rain). We had hoped we might be able to host Dunoon Film Festival 2016 back in home, but they say good things come to those who wait and that patience is a virtue, so we are saving that treat for 2017.

As an alternative for 2016, we are delighted to introduce our audiences to the beautifully restored Dunoon Pier Building. The restoration work there was completed for Argyll & Bute Council in 2015 by WH Kirkwood Ltd and shows the quality of finish that we anticipate in the Burgh Hall, with the same Greenock-based company undertaking the work there. We are incredibly excited at the prospect of getting our old building back fully refurbished to the very highest standard early in 2017. Once complete it will provide a high quality gallery, a new café space, the beautiful main hall venue and a variety of workshop and meeting rooms. In addition, and for the first time in its history, the building will have full disabled access and an effective heating system, too.

Architect's 3D rendering of the proposed Burgh Hall

Recently announced revenue funding from Big Lottery Scotland will enable Dunoon Burgh Hall Trust to deliver an ambitious five-year business plan that will develop a sustainable project for the whole community. We hope to welcome you for a visit as soon as the doors re-open.