hpim3145Small Islands Film Festival

Isle of Islay 3rd – 5th October 2008

The second of the Small Island Film Festivals (Feis Film nan Eileanan Beaga 2008) took place on the island of Islay.  The Small Islands Film Trust  working in partnership with a number of agencies and sponsors hosted the 2008 event. Both the Screen Machine mobile cinema and Ionad Chalum Chille Ìle, provided the stage for a programme of film screenings and discussion. Like the 2007 event on island of Eriskay, this 2008 festival provided an arena for both islanders and visitors to sample both the local film heritage as well as have the opportunity to view a range of Scottish and international films with specific and related island themes. Details of screenings, discussion sessions and events can be found by clicking 2nd SIFF Islay 2008 Programme .

Islay event screens films of both local and global interest 

The Small Island Film Festival was welcomed to Islay in October 2008. A series of screenings, discussions and social events took place over the weekend of October 3-5th 2008 to celebrate both Islay’s local film heritage, (including both The Maggie and show-casing more recent local filmmaking) and films from a number of island settings across the globe including the Canadian Arctic Broken Promises and Stolen Spirits of Haida Gwaii and a continued link for the Small Islands Film Festival with film from Ireland including Inis Airc – Bas Oileáin (Inishark – Death of an Island, Deireadh an Áil (The Last of the Blasket People) and Slán An Scéalaí (May the Storyteller Thrive).  Other Scottish productions include screenings of Seachd and Orwell: Against the Tide. Further details of screening programme and events can be seen by clicking on 2008 above.


Some images from Islay 2008  



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