Mint Chinese Film Festival 2023

Keswick Alhambra is hosting the Mint Chinese Film Festival on 3-5th February, the first Chinese film festival in Cumbria, with a focus on cross-cultural communication and women's representation in films. 

With the Chinese New Year festival approaching, it is an occasion to come together and celebrate the Year of the Rabbit with a cinematic feast, hiking trips and more. The full film programme is now available on the official website, where the feature and short films, panels and workshops, events and activities are being showcased.

Films showcasing Chinese heritage include An Old New Play(2021), Virgin Blue (2021), the prominent wuxia film (martial art film) and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) by Ang Lee.

To highlight the perspective of Asian women, they bring three premiers of women made films – Double Life (2022) by Japanese-based Chinese first-time filmmaker; B for Busy (2021), a phenomenal Chinese feature by Yihui Shao; and Barbarian Invasion(2021) by an indie filmmaker and a pioneer of Malaysian New Wave Cinema, Tan Chui Mui.


Earlybird Full Festival Pass

You can now secure the full festival pass that gives access to all curated Mint Chinese Film Festival’s programmes at a 15% discount, saving almost £20. This offer is active until the 10th of January.

The full festival pass gives you access to:

  • All feature films
  • 10+ short films programmed in two strands
  • Audience’s Choice Award Competition screening and voting
  • Exclusive film workshop and themed discussion panels
  • Every Director’s Q&A: interactions with participated filmmakers
  • The ticket to the opening ceremony with reception
  • Sidebar events and activities( both indoor & outdoor are planned)

Please take notice of the special offer of the full pass at a concession price to students, under 24s, Alhambra Members, and Keswick Film Club members.

Festival Short Film Pass

The Short films Pass is perfect for discoverers of new stories, topics and themes in film. If you are adventurous and curious, do not miss out on our Festival Short Film pass. For only £15, you’ll be able to reserve tickets for all three of the Short Film Programme events (tickets for other events must be purchased individually).

  • Two curators-selected short film strands(10-15 shorts)
    • Audiences' Choice Award Competition film screening and voting for the best short film
    • Selected short films' returns screening
    • Limited access to the director's Q&A and workshop
    • A designed short film pass digital souvenir stub
  • Please take notice of the £9 special offer of the short film pass at a concession price to students, under 24s, Alhambra Members, and Keswick Film Club members.

    Purchase gateway and FAQs for Festival Passes are available on the passes and tickets page.