Meet the Filmmakers: A Rural Film Showcase

Billy White (Photo Credit - Amy Pitfield Photography)

Enjoy a free film at the Plaza Cinema this month!

A group of award-winning local young filmmakers and artists are proud to present a Hinterlands Fringe event at the Plaza Cinema in Skipton on the 31st August. Funded by Skipton HSHAZ and managed by GPLD, this free event will be the culmination of a month-long festival of culture and heritage activity in the town.

It will feature the Soundtrack to Skipton film and work by young Dales filmmakers, including Billy White; Clementine Bogg-Hargroves; The Yorkshire Edit (Dawn Feather); Juliet Klottrup; Sarah Smout. We will launch new films by Ruth Garret (Kittiwake Productions) and young people from SELFA who attended a creative workshop run by the Knotted Project, both commissioned for the Skipton Now Festival.

Local filmmaker Billy White says, “It’s fantastic to see local culture celebrated, and really exciting for us filmmakers to have our work screened at Skipton’s iconic Plaza Cinema. With an array of comedy, documentary, and musical programming, this is a great opportunity to experience the remarkable range of emerging creative talent, all whilst indulging in the enchanting environmental beauty of the Dales.”


There’s a full range of fantastic films on show, including Youth of Rural North which is a film capturing portraits and voices of young people living in rural communities in the Yorkshire Dales and Cumbria, where personal identity and place are found to be closely intertwined. Snoop with Sneesh is a comedy-style documentary series depicting life in the Dales, plus showings of Rooted and Settled – all creative stories depicting experiences of living and working in the area with powerful climate change messages rooted in the landscapes of the Dales.

GPLD Programme Manager Lindsey Hebden said, ‘Viewers are in for a real treat, and a unique opportunity to experience the work of young local talent in one edit and whilst the aesthetics of each film short differ, their creative narratives are bound by a common aspiration to connect people to our natural heritage and cultural landscapes through the art of film.

Supporting Yorkshire Film Archive’s Nature Matters project with additional content from YFA and reinforcing environmental protection, this free Hinterlands Fringe film event promises to bring together some of the best emerging young talent Skipton and the Dales have to offer, all in the historical setting of the Plaza Cinema.

In support of this event and also funded by Skipton’s HSHAZ, The Artery (GPLD’s peer-to-peer support programme) is hosting a workshop in the autumn which will focus on public speaking and presentation skills for young filmmakers.

Grab your free ticket now at, Thursday 31st August 7.30pm, Skipton Plaza Cinema.

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