Silent Film Festival

HippFest returns from 20-24 March 2024. Our programme is live now! Have you considered a Festival Pass?

The Hippodrome Silent Film Festival is Scotland’s first and only festival of silent film with live music, centred in and inspired by Scotland’s first and oldest cinema; featuring exceptional screenings, commissions, workshops, community events and touring. Renowned for its warm welcome and inclusive atmosphere, HippFest attracts a broad audience of cinema-goers, music lovers, and industry professionals, cultivating an international community with an adventurous appetite for extraordinary cinema.

Download the 2024 brochure and browse!

'If we have a more fun night at the pictures we'll be surprised. One of the jewels in Scotland's film calendar. Anyone needing to be convinced of the multitudes of silent film need look no further.' The Skinny 


Are you aged 16-25? £5 tickets are available for these selected screenings:

Queen of SportsThe Organist at St. Vitus CathedralOur Dancing Daughters, The Racket, and The Norrtull Gang.


HippFest is delivered by its key funder 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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