Announcing the 1st Montrose LandxSea Film Fest Programme!

Announcing the 1st Montrose LandxSea Film Fest Programme!

We're thrilled to share with you the full programme for the inaugural festival, setting sail from 15-17 September at the Montrose Playhouse.


Montrose LandxSea Film Fest

Announcing the 1st Montrose LandxSea Film Fest Programme!

We're thrilled to share with you the full programme for the inaugural festival, setting sail from 15-17 September at the Montrose Playhouse.

Join us on the maiden voyage of LandxSea, a weekend full of inspiring films and thought-provoking conversations designed to spark a deeper connection with our planet. Over the course of three days, we are proud to present a rich selection of 20 new films with guest speakers, discussions, and special events that explore our intricate relationship with land and sea. These include Scotland's rewilding efforts, global plastic pollution, new North Sea oil & gas exploration, marine wildlife protection, and more.

Our journey begins with the Opening Night UK Premiere of The Golden Thread, launching three days exploring the beauty and complexity of our living planet. By Closing Night, we'll plunge into the depths of the ocean with the UK Premiere of Patrick and the Whale. And the festival is more than just movies - it's a celebration of our environment. Join is for our Eco Fair, beach dook, family activities, and so much more.

Stay tuned, as we continue to add more events and activities. We can't wait to see you at the Montrose Playhouse for this unique celebration of our living planet. Get ready to connect, explore, and be inspired!


Opening Night: The Golden Thread

Join us for Opening Night of the first-ever Montrose LandxSea Film Fest for an unforgettable night of cinema and sustainability.

The Golden Thread by Nishtha Jain

7:30pm :: Opening Night UK Premiere

Join us for the premiere of Nishtha Jain's mesmerizing documentary, The Golden Thread. Explore Bengal's vanishing jute industry, once linked to Dundee, through the eyes of dedicated workers in century-old mills. Amid striking visuals and rhythmic looms, emerges a plea for sustainability for this eco-friendly alternative to plastic. As mills close and state support wanes, the film captures resilience and pays tribute to a rich history facing uncertainty.

Expected Guest: Director Nishtha Jain

6:30pm :: Opening Night VIP Reception

Join us before the screening in the Montrose Playhouse bar to meet festival filmmaker and special guests to kick-off the 2023 Festival.


Closing Night: Patrick and the Whale

Patrick and the Whale by Mark Fletcher

7:00pm :: Closing Night UK Premiere

Join us for a breathtaking odyssey into the world of whales with marine videographer Patrick Dykstra and director Mark Fletcher. Prompted by an encounter with a female sperm whale, Patrick delves into understanding these ocean giants, beautifully captured in their intelligence and complexity. Beyond visuals, ethical questions arise about our relationship with the natural world. Don't miss this revealing journey into life beneath the waves.

Expected Guests: Director Mark Fletcher and film's main focus Patrick Dykstra.

It's a Wrap! After the screening, join us for a nightcap in the Playhouse Bar for our after-celebration with Festival filmmakers and guests.


The Ice Mile by Rachel Sarah

Take the Plunge at Our Montrose Beach Dook

Join us for a variety of festival activities, including a Sunday swim at Montrose Beach, led by Becca Harvey, the intrepid swimmer featured in film The Ice Mile. Watch her film during our Swim Stories film programme on Saturday evening, then dive in yourself at this invigorating event the next morning. Warm up afterwards with complimentary beverages and biscuits, enjoy a cozy chat with the Montrose Polar Bear Swim Club, and make new friends. This free event guarantees fun for all. Come, take the dook with us!

More info...

photo from The Ice Mile by Rachel Sarah.

Montrose Playhouse

Come Along to the 1st LandxSea Eco Fair

The Eco Fair is set to be a highlight of the annual LandxSea Film Fest, providing a fantastic opportunity to discover local eco-friendly initiatives, savour delightful pop-up food and drinks, and connect with a community passionate about environmental sustainability.

This fun event will take place outdoors on The Mall, just outside The Montrose Playhouse, from 10am - 5pm on Saturday, 16th September. More Info...

Interested in your company or organisation taking part? There's still time to register for a stall.

We can't wait to see you there!

Help Us Spread the Word

Share the excitement of the Festival with your friends, family, and networks. We've made it easy for you to get started with sample posts and ready-to-use social media cards. Your support in spreading the word will help make this celebration of cinema and sustainability a success!



Your participation and support mean everything to us, and we can't wait to share these extraordinary films, discussions, and events with you.

With excitement and gratitude,

LandxSea Team

P.S. Stay connected by following us @LandxSeaFest for updates, behind-the-scenes content, and more.


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