Visitor Info


All screenings and events take place at:

The Studio Cinema
41 John Street, Dunoon PA23 8BH

Dunoon Burgh Hall
195 Argyll Street, Dunoon PA23 7DD

The Pier Building
Pier Esplanade, Dunoon

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Please note that there will be no ads or trailers before festival films, which will start at the advertised time. We recommend you arrive 15 minutes before the advertised time to get a good seat.


All venues are wheelchair accessible.

Some films have Hard of Hearing subtitles, please check individual listings.

If you require a talk to be BSL interpreted please get in touch via Facebook or Twitter, this can be arranged.


Unless stated otherwise in the programme listing, all tickets are £5.

Buy tickets online

When booking tickets online, you will receive a ticket confirmation by email. Please show this at the screening venue. You are not required to print anything. Online ticket sales will close three hours before each screening, after which time tickets will only be available from the screening venue.

Buy tickets in person

You can buy tickets in person at Dunoon Burgh Hall Café between 10am and 5pm, Tuesdays to Saturdays or between 12noon and 4pm on Sundays

During the festival weekend the box office will be open from 10am until the last film begins.

Festival Pass

We continue to offer our Festival Pass for the marathon film-goers amongst you. Buy a DFF19 pass for £30 and you could enjoy over £70 worth of cinema fun!

These can be purchased online or in person at Dunoon Burgh Hall Cafe. You can also buy tickets from the Studio Cinema and the Pier Building during the festival before each film starts.


Each film in the programme has a certificate from U (Universal) to 18 (over 18s only). It is a legal requirement to observe this certification. PG indicates Parental Guidance – PG films are not suitable for children under 8 years of age. A 12A certificate requires that children under 12 are accompanied by an adult.

Any film not already certificated by the British Board of Film Classification has been given a suggested certificate, which we will treat as legally binding.


By Car

The A82 and A83 connects Glasgow and Inveraray via the Rest and Be Thankful pass. A few miles west of the pass (or east if you’re coming from Inveraray), turn south onto the A815. Alternatively take the M8 west from Glasgow towards Gourock, where you can catch a ferry to Dunoon.

By Ferry

Regular services from Gourock are run by Western Ferries for cars and Argyll Ferries for foot passengers.

By Train

A regular Scotrail service from Glasgow Central serves Gourock. The train station is right next to the Argyll Ferries terminal, and it’s possible to buy a joint train and ferry ticket.

By Bus

West Coast Motors provide regular services to the area.

Accommodation in Dunoon

There are plenty of accommodation options in and around Dunoon. Go to Visit Cowal to find out more.