Festivals & Seasons

Ipswich Film Theatre is the home to East Anglian short film festival Suffolk Shorts, our homegrown film music festival, Suffolk Film Music Festival, and is a partner venue for SPILL Festival and Sound City Ipswich.

Suffolk Shorts launches in October 2021 with in-venue and online programming exclusive to ticket holders.

Suffolk Film Music Festival received a soft launch in February 2021 with an exclusive roundtable of award winning composers, conductors and journalists discussing the legacies of composers John Williams and Jerry Goldsmith. The relationship between the IFT and SPILL dates back to 2012 and will continue when the festival returns in October 2021.

Suffolk Film Music Festival

Launching at SPILL Festival 2021

Suffolk Film Music Festival is East Anglia’s first film music festival. The festival was quietly launched in February 2021 with Score Masters, a roundtable celebration of the careers of John Williams and Jerry Goldsmith in their birthday week, with contributors including Oscar-nominated composer David Newman, Grammy-winning conductor Leonard…

Suffolk Shorts

Short films are the future

Pay what you can … Tickets for each programme are on a sliding scale so you can pay what you can afford. We don’t ask for any proof nor ID, we just ask that you pay as much as you can based on your personal circumstances. Tickets are £1, £3, £5, or £8 or £12. Select the price you can afford when you book. The Friday evening awards performance is…

The Auteurs

This December sees us introduce an ongoing season of films from acclaimed directors around the world. THE AUTEURS digs into the past work of directors in the wake of each auteur's newest film to present films from their careers that had a significant cultural impact, touched on the zeigeist of the time, or went unnoticed or reviled upon release.

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