7th Full Moon Film Festival Launched In Newcastle

Full Moon Film Festival shines on Newcastle

Full Moon Film Festival shines on Newcastle

Newcastle Community Cinema launches its 7th Full Moon Film Festival this week. It will run over two weekends from 19th to 28th November 2021.

Sponsored by Fibrus, the company bringing Hyperfast Full Fibre Broadband to rural Northern Ireland, the festival will screen a total of 20 films over the two weeks.

The Film Festival was postponed in 2020. NCC volunteers had it ready to run, programmes printed, film licences booked, when the numbers of COVID cases started to rise again. “We were gutted to postpone the festival last year but it was the right thing to do,” said Matthew Grainger, NCC Trustee.

NCC volunteers over the moon at Full Moon Film Festival: l-r, Mia and Jana Pobloth, Mairi McCurdy; Jemma Dougherty, Fibrus PR & Communication Specialist; Matthew Grainger, and Lucy Royal-Dawson.

Tickets for 15 of the films are on sale to the public.

NCC’s Chairperson Rob Manley said, “We wanted to create a programme with something for everyone – a mix of fun, serious, informative and the outright daft.”

“Titles range from the Oscar-winning MINARI, a film about a Korean family pursuing the American Dream, to the eco-themed documentary, THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM, about a couple and their dog who turn their backs on city-living to establish a sustainable farm in harmony with nature in California.

Festival passes for access to all 15 films are on sale for £25.

There are films for children – MOOMINS & MIDSUMMER MADNESS and GHOSTHUNTERS: ON ICY TRAIL – and workshops for 7-13 year olds to learn how to make a Lego animation. NCC is also teaming up with the Into Film Festival again this year to offer special screenings of three films for schools only.

NCC’s innovative outdoor Deckchair Cinema will run on both Saturdays and Sundays from sundown, screening to passers-by and hardened movie lovers. Hot chocolate will be on sale from NCC’s kitchen.

Jemma Dougherty, Fibrus PR & Communications Specialist, explained why sponsoring the Full Moon Film Festival was important to them. She said:

Front row (l-r) Jemma Dougherty, Fibrus PR & Communication Specialist with Jana Pobloth, NCC Volunteer; centre, Mia Pobloth and back row, Matthew Grainger and Mairi McCurdy (all NCC volunteers).

“We’re proud to be associated with this exciting opportunity for movie lovers. Many of us turned to films over lockdown, providing distraction and escapism from what was going on around us. But the small screen will never be a replacement for movies on the big screen. Fibrus is delighted to be part of attracting people off their sofas back into the cinemas.”

The festival is observing health and safety guidelines to keep everyone safe. The programme this year is spaced out over 2 weekends to allow time between films to clean and wipe down all surfaces. Audience members are asked to wear a mask until seated and book their tickets online. The number of available seats is reduced to allow space between parties.

The festival finale, on Sunday 28 November, is NOWHERE SPECIAL, shot in Belfast it is about a father with a terminal illness, played by James Norton, looking for a family for his son for after his passing. It is screened as part of Film Hub NI’s Collective Tour and special guests will be announced closer to the date.

Book tickets at:


or contact NCC bookings@newcastlecinema.org