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Vagabond Film Festival launches on Thursday 26th July

Date Posted:24/07/2018

Vagabond Film FestivalOn Thursday an inflatable Cinema Dome will magically appear at IF: Milton Keynes International Festival Central in Campbell Park marking the start of a brand new film festival.

Vagabond brings a new cultural dimension to this unique city, taking its roving cinema to 5 locations in Milton Keynes: Cinema Dome, MK Gallery, Floating Cinema, 12th street & centre: MK

Bringing a feast of film to families and film fans alike.

Tickets available through IF: Milton Keynes International Festival BOX OFFICE: 01908 280800
Vagabond Festival Passes and programme information available via

Buy a Festival Pass £10 and get reduced entry to events & FREE entry to International film competition short film programmes.

Highlights include:

Inflatable Cinema Dome, IF Festival Central, Campbell Park
Tim Searle: A talk with pictures, lots of animated clips and hopefully some laughs. Saturday 28th July 2pm DOME CINEMA, CAMPBELL PARK
Milton Keynes resident Tim Searle currently Executive Producer of CBBC Animation, will take us on whirlwind tour of his life in animation.
Tim is best known for Have I got for News for You, 2DTV, I am not an Animal and most recently Mr Bean and Danger Mouse.

Late night horror: Night of The Living Dead  Friday 27th July 10.15pm

Neil Brand: Silent Film for Kids  Sunday 29th July 2pm DOME CINEMA, CAMPBELL PARK
‘Recognised as the doyen of silent film pianists, Neil Brand has been accompanying silent films for nearly 30 years and is considered to be one of the finest exponents of improvised silent film accompaniment in the world.’
Yellow Submarine -a 50th anniversary celebratory screening
Saturday 28th July, 7pm

Journeyman + Q&A with Diarmid Scrimshaw Sunday 29th July, 7pm
MK Gallery - 4 days of films screenings & workshops:

Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th July 10am - 12.30am
Animation Nation: Become an animator in a morning - no experience needed

Vagabond’s International Film Competition  26th - 29th July
Audiences turn into critics helping to select the winner of 32 shortlisted short films.
Various times please see HERE for more information

Premiere  Uncle Art, a documentary with Q&A with James Barratt Thursday 26th July 8.15pm

Producer Tony Garnett  revisits the film he made in 1968 with long time collaborator of Ken Loach
A Big Flame + Q&A  Saturday 28th July 7pm

Floating Cinema, Water Eaton
Archive and animation on the canal
Vagabond kicks starts Floating cinema’s journey through MK throughout the summer
15 films for families FREE (limited tickets left)

Centre: MK
Back to Back Theatre The Democratic Set - The community of MK are making a film together.
Commissoned by The Open University, produced by  IF: Milton Keynes International festival with Independent Cinema Milton Keynes
Vagabond is making a film with the people of Milton Keynes which will premiere at the festival on Friday 27th July 
Find out more about The Democratic Set (MK) HERE and pop by and see what we are up to in Queens Court.

The festival is funded by MK Council, Arts Council England, BFI, MK Community Foundation & MK Gallery
It is sponsored by: Baconinflate, Architecture AA, Future Projections, Vertigo VR
Festival Partners: IF: Milton Keynes International Festival
Venue Partners:  Floating Cinema MK, MK Gallery & 12th Street