Cinema Rediscovered

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Cinema Rediscovered

Cinema is back and the 5th edition of Cinema Rediscovered (28 July – 1 Aug 2021) celebrates the return of the big screen experience with a line-up of brand new restorations and rediscoveries launching a UK wide tour (Aug – Oct 2021). 

Author, critic and film historian Pamela Hutchinson will open this year's festival with her Philip French Memorial Lecture presented in partnership with Bristol Ideas. Other programme highlights will be announced soon.

The full programme is now announced and available for booking.

Check out the line-up & book tickets now

Find out more about the 2021 edition

Cinema Rediscovered

“The UK’s leading festival dedicated to classic cinema.”
Sight & Sound

Read more about Watershed’s annual festival, bringing great films back to the big screen.

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Cinema Rediscovered on Tour & Online

We know some of you will not be able to make the festival in person this year. Rest assured you can still get involved! Take a browse through our FREE online offering, including our opening event the Philip French Memorial Lecture: Pamela Hutchinson and our closing Cinema Rediscovered Film Quiz plus lots more in between.

Following the festival, look out for highlights of the line-up including; the 1971: The Year Hollywood Went Independent season presented with Park Circus and Melvin Van Peebles’ The Story of a Three Day Pass to venues across the UK from Aug - Oct 2021. Continuing the celebration of Perry Henzell’s work, we also join forces with MUBI and Twelve30 Collective to launch the online release of The Harder They Come available on MUBI in the UK and Ireland from 2 August.

Full Tour details

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Cinema Rediscovered mailing list

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Sponsorship

“Cinema Rediscovered is a festival that is close to our heart, run by cinephiles for cinephiles. Just like us.”
MUBI

Curated streaming platform MUBI and their international film publication Notebook have been a partner and sponsor of Cinema Rediscovered and its Film Critics programme since 2017. We share a passion for cinema and thanks to MUBI, you can experience great films back on the big screen at the festival and beyond.

Get in touch if you are interested in getting involved in our upcoming 5th edition.

The Cinema Rediscovered team

Cinema Rediscovered is a collaborative endeavour involving a whole range of partners and creatives who all share a passion for cinema.

Meet the team

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Festival Strands

Find your way through the festival's programme of screenings and events via our recurring strands.

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Suggest a programme

If you are involved in a new restoration or have an idea for an event or strand that you think audiences would love to see at Cinema Rediscovered – get in touch to discuss further.

Contact us

For all enquiries relating to Cinema Rediscovered please email cinema.rediscovered@watershed.co.uk


Previous festivals

Cinema Rediscovered 2019
Thu 25 - Sun 28 July 2019
Join us for the fourth edition of Cinema Rediscovered – a chance to discover some of the finest new digital restorations, contemporary classics and film print rarities from across the globe where they were meant to be experienced – on the big screen.
Cinema Rediscovered 2018
Thu 26 - Sun 29 July 2018
Join us for the third edition of Cinema Rediscovered - a chance to discover some of the finest new digital restorations, contemporary classics and film print rarities from across the globe where they were meant to be experienced - on the big screen.
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Thu 27 - Sun 30 July 2017
Join us for the second edition of Cinema Rediscovered - a chance to discover some of the finest new digital restorations, contemporary classics and film print rarities from across the globe where they were meant to be experienced - on the big screen.
Cinema Rediscovered 2016
Thu 28 - Sun 31 July 2016
Join us at this brand new international archive film event that celebrates great films back on the big screen, giving audiences an opportunity to discover - or indeed re-discover - new digital restorations, film print rarities of early cinema, and contemporary classics.

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Presented by:

Watershed

With:

South West Silents, 20th Century Flicks Video Shop, Curzon

Principal Funders & Sponsors

Cinema Rediscovered Principal Funders & Sponsors Logo BFI National Lottery and Mubi

Sponsors

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Part of:

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With Partners:

Cinema Rediscovered 2021 Partners