Sea Change Film Festival

Sea Change is back on the 23rd September on the island of Tiree. Join us for a weekend of 15 films, workshops, activities and special guests, come and explore our beautiful island!

This year the Moomins are coming and we are delighted to be welcoming Tove Jansson’s niece to Tiree. We will be screening seven Finnish films supported by the Swedish Cultural Foundation and The Finnish Institute celebrating the life and work of Moomins creator, Tove Jansson. 

The Isle of Tiree is the perfect place to celebrate and explore the work of an author and illustrator who was so inspired by remote islands, sea, and nature. Workshops will include film making for all of the family, storytelling, art activities and a Moomin trail. 

We have Finnish documentary Big vs Small, a modern day fairy tale stretching from the monster waves in Portugal to the dark stillness of a frozen Finnish lake with an introduction from the cast and crew, perfect viewing after a dip in the Atlantic ocean.

We open with Journey to the Isles, a new commission from Hippfest. These archive films show Kennedy-Fraser song collecting, meeting local islanders and holidaying with her family.  Marion Kenny has prepared a spoken word introduction and Mairi Campbell uses a variety of traditional Gaelic instruments for her musical performance including an extraordinary quern stone from her great-great grandmother’s croft on the island of Lismore.

Other films include Travels with Tove (1993) which chronicles Tuulikki Pietilä and her partner Tove Jansson on their trips to Japan, Hawaii, Mexico and the United States between 1971-1972. The screening will be introduced by the film’s director, Kanerva Cederström. 

Courtesy of Panamint

Also screening as part of the festival is The Camera is Ours a touring programme curated by the Independent Cinema Office, which features trailblazing British women documentary makers from the 1930s to the late sixties.

We are delighted to be screening the Hermit of Treig, which won the audience award at Glasgow Film Festival as well as so much more to be announced soon!!

‘That was totally fantastic – I don’t mind if I don’t see another film all year! Loved it.’