HippFest and The Hippodrome scoop Silent London Awards

This year’s annual Silent London Awards saw Falkirk Community Trust’s award-winning cinema The Hippodrome in Bo’ness, scoop joint silver for best silent film venue and HippFest win bronze for best silent festival.

The Silent London Awards are an annual international poll where the public and industry can nominate their favourite films, venues and festivals each year. This year the poll was split into 12 different categories. ‘Best Festival for Silent Cinema’ was won by the Giornate del Cinema Muto in Pordenone, silver went to The British Silent Film Festival and the Trust’s flagship festival HippFest scooped bronze.

HippFest now in its 8th year is Scotland’s only silent film festival and in 2018 will run from 21 to 25 March. Full programme announced on 6 February with a pre-event on 17 March at the Barony Theatre, Bo’ness. In the ‘Best Silent Film Venue of 2017’ category, gold went to the Cinema Museum in London, silver was awarded jointly to The Hippodrome in Bo’ness and the Barbican in London – for their commitment to silent cinema all year round, and bronze to the BFI Southbank, London

In addition ‘The Informer’, screened at HippFest 2017 with live accompaniment by Stephen Horne and Günther Buchwald won bronze for ‘Best Silent Film Screening with a Small Ensemble’.

Full details of the Silent London Awards can be found at https://silentlondon.co.uk/2018/01/05/silent-london-poll-of-2017-the-winners/

Published on Thursday, 11th January 2018

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