The South West Picture Show Returns!

Good news for cinema lovers in Dumfries and Galloway. The South West Media Factory were recently delighted to announce that, thanks to funding from Film Hub Scotland’s BFI Film Exhibition Fund, they will be bringing the 2022 South West Picture Show back to the region.

They will be working with partners across the region to show a veritable feast of films with Q&As, masterclasses and workshops.  There’ll be something for everyone. The full season of monthly film screenings will be shown from June to October with a week-long Film Festival from 17 to 25 September 2022 #swps2022

Film Hub Scotland said “Film Hub Scotland are delighted to support South West Media Factory’s monthly screenings throughout 2022, culminating in the South West Picture Show Festival in September. A range of international, independent, and Scottish films will cover topics including food production, rural life, and climate change. We are positive that this diverse programme will bring together audiences at locations across Dumfries and Galloway, as well as appealing to online audiences further afield.”

We spoke to the Directors of the South West Media Factory, Belle Doyle and Tabitha Mudaliar. Belle said “We are delighted to be bringing the South West Picture Show back to the region. It is a true celebration of film.” Tabitha added, “We want to thank Film Hub Scotland for their support and their belief in the work we are doing to celebrate film in this region. We’re looking forward to announcing the full programme in the coming weeks.”

The annual film festival was always a popular fixture in the region’s event calendar, so it is positive news to see it return. The South West Media Factory intends to make it an annual event, as it previously was. The organisation is also recruiting three mentee positions for young people who are keen to gain experience in film exhibition. A full programme of screenings in The Bridge, Dumfries, and from venues across the region will be released soon. Follow hashtag #swps2022 on Twitter, local press, and the South West Media Factory on Facebook for news and updates.