It gives me inordinate pleasure to witness the launch of the Inward Eye film festival. 

 

To think that I might have contributed in some way to the genesis of this festival by a conversation prompted by my visit to Rydal Mount and attending the magnificent Zeffirelli’s in the Spring of 2017.

 

I was so struck by my reacquaintance to the beauty of the Lake District and by the passion and enthusiasm for cinema amongst the attendees, staff, supporters of Zeffirelli’s. Given the combination of  the outstanding nature of the setting and the driving nurture of the cinema community.

 

To create a new and innovative film festival in such surroundings was for me an absolute no-brainer. 

And it has happened!

 

I couldn’t be more thrilled for the community of Ambleside.

 

Festivals such as INWARD EYE are now so very vital and so very much contribute to the lifeblood  of cinema!

Great congratulations!

 

As ever

 

Brian Cox.