Madeira to host inaugural film festival

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Next month, Madeira will join the ranks of Cannes, Berlin and Venice as the island plays host to its very first film festival. Held at the legendary Reid’s Palace hotel, from May 2-6, the Madeira Film Festival will be one of Europe’s most exclusive and independent film events, showcasing feature, short and documentary films by directors from around the world.

No stranger to the movie industry, over the years Reid’s Palace has hosted some of the biggest names from the silver screen (even providing a home to John Huston and Gregory Peck during the filming of all time favourite Moby Dick).

American Jazz sensation, Kyle Eastwood, will kickstart  The Madeira Film Festival,  followed by an opening party at Reid’s Palace. During the consecutive days guests will be able to participate in a series of workshops and film events. The festival will culminate in a concert by Scottish harpist, pianist and singer, Phamie Gow which will hark back to Reid’s Palace’s Celtic roots.

For a full schedule of events during the Madeira Film Festival please visit

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