Shakespeare Film Festival 2013

The second Shakespeare Film Festival will take place in Stratford-upon-Avon in October. The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and Picturehouse are working together to bring you an exciting programme of films and events, celebrating classics and giving new films a chance to shine.

A few words from Kenneth Branagh, Patron of the Festival:

“I am pleased to be patron of The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Shakespeare Film Festival. The works of the world's greatest playwright have featured on the screen in many and varied ways. This annual celebration of Shakespeare films is not only a wonderful opportunity to look back at landmark productions, but also to nurture new filmmaking talent and explore fresh ways of translating his work to the screen. I wish it every success.”


Fri 4 Oct, 6.15 - MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (Branagh, 1993)

Sun 6 Oct, 12.00 – HENRY V (Olivier, 1944)

Wed 9 Oct, 6.00 - MACBETH (Antony Sher as Macbeth, 2001) With Prof. Carol Rutter from Warwick University

Fri 11 Oct, 8.30 – RAN (Kurosawa, 1985)

Sat 12 Oct, 11.15am – Kids’ Club GNOMEO & JULIET (Asbury, 2011) With pre-screening activities from Escape Community Arts

Sun 13 Oct, 12.00 – WEST SIDE STORY (Robbins, 1961)

Mon 14 Oct, 6.30 - MUSE OF FIRE (Poole, 2013)

Fri 18 Oct, 6.30 – 10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU (Junger, 1999)

Sat 19 Oct, 6.30 - IAGO ON THE COUCH (2013) With Don Campbell and David Bell

Sun 20 Oct, 1.00 – ROMEO & JULIET (Luhrmann, 1996)

Wed 23 Oct, 7.00 - HAMLET (2009) With Gregory Doran and John Wyver

Thu 24 Oct, 5.20 – A SUMMER HAMLET (Lawson, 2011) With Helen Lawson, Joshua McGuire and Chris McGill from the Dusthouse

Sat 26 Oct, 12.00 – THE TAMING OF THE SHREW (Zeffirelli, 1967)

Sun 27 Oct, 11.00am - Autism-Friendly Screening: GNOMEO & JULIET (Asbury, 2011)

Look out for further announcements of special guest speakers and Q&A sessions before screenings.

Submit Questions to the Special Guests
Whether or not you are able to attend any of the events at the festival, you can still send us your questions via the comments section of each Facebook event, or on Twitter using the following hashtags.

Use #ShakesFF plus the relevant tag from this list:

#Macbeth (Prof. Carol Rutter)
#Ran (Prof. Russell Jackson & Patricia Lennox)
#Iago (Don Campbell & David Bell)
#Hamlet (Gregory Doran & John Wyver)
#Summer (Helen Lawson, Joshua McGuire & Chris McGill)

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