The Hippodrome Silent Film Festival (HippFest, est’d 2011) – Scotland’s first and only festival of silent cinema centred in Scotland’s oldest cinema. HippFest celebrates silent film and live music with an ambitious programme of rare or unique screenings, often accompanied by new commissions by established and emerging artists, premiered during HippFest and then touring across Scotland, the UK and internationally. The Festival features opportunities for engagement and audience development through imaginative workshops, partnerships, talks, and pop-up satellite events at partner venues across the district.
Each year our team and our fantastic volunteers pull out all the stops to put on the festival. Click here to watch some of the team-in-action behind-the-scenes.