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Silent Film Festival


Thanks to everyone who attended our first online edition of HippFest. Our dates next year are Wednesday 16th to Sunday 20th March 2022 and we really hope to be able to see you all again then.

Just a quick reminder that all our Q&As and Spotify Playlists are still available on our website - click here  So if you missed them first-time-round you can still catch up, or watch/listen again.


Coming soon ... Taste of Silents Season 2021



Our fourth Taste of Silents season begins on 11 September with classic comedy from all-time family-favourite Charlie Chaplin in Easy Street (1917) and Laurel and Hardy in Wrong Again (1929) accompanied live by pianist, broadcaster, and festival favourite Neil Brand.

The season continues with a double-bill screening on Saturday 25 September of Grass: A Nation's Battle for Life (1925) which follows the migration of a tribe of nomads and half a million animals across the staggeringly beautiful Iranian mountains, followed by The Epic of Everest (1924) a remarkable restoration showing the vast emptiness of the Himalayan Mountains and the brutally harsh conditions endured by the climbers attempting to reach the summit of Everest in 1924.

Then in October we see the return of everyone's favourite murderess, the beautiful and brazen Roxie Hart in Chicago (1927), (first screened at HippFest in 2017) and for Halloween we bring you a spine-chilling and enthralling early horror - Häxan (1922).

A Taste of Silents is a chance for everyone new to silent film to give it a try and, for those who are already fans, to enjoy our latest season of rich, immersive and captivating silent films with live music, presented in Scotland’s oldest cinema, the Hippodrome in Bo’ness.

Click here to book tickets and find out more.


Donate to HippFest

As many of you are aware, we rely on donations, grants, and fundraising for more than 80% of HippFest costs, to bring you silent films with music and much more.  So if you can, please help us keep this unique festival going by donating today.

Click here to donate

Alternatively, you can donate via Text Giving – text HIPPFEST to 70460 to donate £10, HIPPFEST5 to donate £5, HIPPFEST20 to donate £20 standard rate message costs apply.

We have really loved being able to bring you this online edition of HippFest, and thank you so much for being part of it.

See you next year!

The HippFest Team


HippFest is organised by Falkirk Community Trust with key funding from Falkirk Council, supported by Film Hub Scotland part of the BFI’s Film Audience Network, and funded by Screen Scotland and National Lottery funding from the BFI.



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