Welcome to the first-ever LandxSea Film Festival, a celebration of independent cinema set against the backdrop of Montrose's stunning natural beauty. From 15th to 17th September, we're bringing together filmmakers, environmental enthusiasts, and movie lovers to explore the captivating intersection of land and sea.
Montrose, a vibrant coastal town in North East Scotland, serves as the ideal venue for this unique festival. Encircled by sandy beaches, rugged cliffs, and panoramic North Sea views, its landscape echoes the environmental themes central to our film selection. Montrose’s dedication to independent arts and its easy accessibility make it a great festival destination.
Hosted at the historic Montrose Playhouse, a 1960's swimming pool turned state-of-the-art entertainment complex, the festival promises an immersive cinema experience. The venue, boasting 3 cinema screens equipped with the latest digital projection and sound technology, is a cultural beacon, bringing together people to revel in film screenings, live performances, workshops, and community gatherings.
In addition to the unique coastal character of Montrose, the upcoming Sea Green Offshore Wind Farm project - the largest in Europe - makes the festival increasingly relevant to our community and resonates with broader global concerns about conservation and sustainability.
Over the three days, we'll showcase a wide range of films that delve into the human-nature relationship, covering environmental issues, celebrating the beauty of the sea, and much more. Alongside the screenings, there will be Q&A sessions with filmmakers, panel discussions on sustainability, and networking events, fostering an environment for connection and collaboration.
We look forward to welcoming you to this exploration of film, nature, and creativity in September. Get ready for a festival experience that highlights the importance of our environment and the power of cinema to inspire, educate, and entertain!
The Festival is a project of The Montrose Playhouse SCIO, a Registered Charity in Scotland (SC044798).
Want to know more?
- Learn about the vision behind the festival on our blog
- Explore our Fest FAQ
- Read our recent Press Coverage