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.

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

Tracks 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 relaunches after a brief hiatus in 2020.

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

Suffolk Shorts is a new short film festival taking place in Ipswich in 2021. We believe that short films are the future. Telling a story in a short film takes skill and determination, but it also frees you from the constraints and influences often associated with features or traditional commissioning. Shorts are not just practice runs, they are an…

Finding The American Dream

The American Dream has long held significance for filmmakers around the world. The notion that any citizen can work their way to affluence or success is an intoxicating one, and, some might say, addictive. It's the framework behind seven of the films we're showing over the next two months. Lee Isaac Chung's Minari follows a Korean family in search…

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…

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