Festivals & Seasons

Ipswich Film Theatre is the home to East Anglian short film festival Suffolk Shorts, our homegrown film music festival, Suffolk Film Music Festival, and is a partner venue for SPILL Festival and Sound City Ipswich.

Suffolk Shorts launches in October 2021 with in-venue and online programming exclusive to ticket holders.

Suffolk Film Music Festival received a soft launch in February 2021 with an exclusive roundtable of award winning composers, conductors and journalists discussing the legacies of composers John Williams and Jerry Goldsmith. The relationship between the IFT and SPILL dates back to 2012 and will continue when the festival returns in October 2021.

Suffolk Film Music Festival

Launching at SPILL Festival 2021

Suffolk Film Music Festival is East Anglia’s first film music festival. The festival was quietly launched in February 2021 with Score Masters, a roundtable celebration of the careers of John Williams and Jerry Goldsmith in their birthday week, with contributors including Oscar-nominated composer David Newman, Grammy-winning conductor Leonard…

Suffolk Shorts

Short films are the future

Pay what you can … Tickets for each programme are on a sliding scale so you can pay what you can afford. We don’t ask for any proof nor ID, we just ask that you pay as much as you can based on your personal circumstances. Tickets are £1, £3, £5, or £8 or £12. Select the price you can afford when you book. The Friday evening awards performance is…

Power Of Stories

Aspire Black Suffolk is a community-led initiative encouraging positive discussion around and engagement in African-Caribbean heritage and culture. Their aim is to bring positivity, understanding and celebration in times of divisiveness, loss and change.  … Aspire Black Suffolk believe in the power of storytelling: by creating an opportunity to…


1971: The Year Hollywood Went Independent is a brand-new season of films launched at the Cinema Rediscovered Festival in Bristol this July. The season comes to the IFT with five ground-breaking films from this influential year, and 35mm screenings of FIVE EASY PIECES and THE LAST PICTURE SHOW. Following the success of EASY RIDER in the late 60s…

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