Making Waves Film Festival Portsmouth goes supernatural

Portsmouth’s Making Waves Film Festival will have a supernatural theme at its core this year, organisers have announced.

From Sunday 18th to Sunday 25th September, the annual week-long event will showcase films in a variety of venues across Portsmouth.

Venues this year include The Wedgewood RoomsThe Kings Theatre, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, and Hampshire’s famously haunted Wymering Manor.

The festival opens with They Came With Outer Script at The Wedgewood Rooms on Sunday 18th September. This improvised piece features five performers taking on audience suggestions to create a brand new, never-before-seen B-movie.

The Tour, which won the jury award at the Chicago Horror Film Festival, was filmed at Hampshire’s most haunted house: Wymering Manor. There’ll be a free screening of The Tour at the manor on Wednesday 21st September from 7:00pm.

Wymering Manor also houses a screening of local filmmaking collective Trash Arts’ horror debut Maniacal the next day, followed by a tour of the Grade II-listed building.

On Friday 23rd September, Portsmouth Music Hub invites families to their ‘Incredibles Night’, where a screening of Disney•Pixar’s widely-loved animated superhero movie The Incredibles will screen, preceded by fun activities for children.

Portsmouth’s renowned independent filmhouse No. 6 Cinema screens David Bowie’s The Man Who Fell To Earth on Saturday 24th September, with an introductory talk by Stuart Gard, Senior Lecturer in Visual Culture at the University of Portsmouth.

The festival will conclude with a screening of The Conjuring at The Kings Theatre on Sunday 25th September, complete with a talk from psychic medium Paul Cassel and a ghost walk around the Edwardian playhouse.

Making Waves Film Festival 2016’s programme also includes the classic Sink the Bismark! starring Kenneth Moore, which will be screened inside the Jutland exhibition at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard’s National Museum of the Royal Navy on Thursday 22nd September. Audiences will also have the opportunity to view the bell from HMS Hood, which was tragically sunk during the First World War.

The Wedgewood Rooms will host a showing of iconic disco film Saturday Night Fever on Wednesday 21st September, complete with a disco dance workshop and after-film disco.

Making Waves will also be announcing the winners of the 2016 Making Waves Short Film Competition at a showcase event at Albert Road’s The Fat Fox on Monday 19th September, and screening the best international short films from Making Waves’ international film festival partners Capodarco L’Altro Festival in Italy and Cinema Lux and Ptit Clap in France.

Tickets for Making Waves Film Festival 2016 events are available from each participating venue. Find out more about the week-long festival and see the full detailed programme at makingwavesfilmfestival.co.uk.