LandxSea Opening Night Gala

August 10, 2023

We are thrilled to introduce Scotland’s first climate-focused film festival, the Montrose LandxSea Film Fest. Launching from 15-17 September 2023, our inaugural three-day event promises a captivating array of environmental films, thought-provoking discussions, and immersive special events designed to spark green ideas and inspire actionable change. Hosted at the state-of-the-art Montrose Playhouse, this festival is a proud collaboration with various partners across Angus, Scotland, and globally. This year, our carefully curated programme delves into the intriguing exploration of coastal cultures and their profound connections to the environment, further enriching the depth and breadth of the environmental conversation. Join us as we set sail on our maiden voyage!

Join us for Opening Night of the first-ever Montrose LandxSea Film Fest for an unforgettable night of cinema and sustainability.


Join us in the Playhouse Bar to meet Festival filmmakers and special guests to kick-off the 2023 Festival. Includes a complimentary glass of fizz and canapés provided by Rae’s.


Delve into Bengal’s disappearing jute industry with Nishtha Jain’s mesmerising documentary. The Golden Thread beautifully captures the arduous journey of jute production, from riverside reed cutting to the rhythmic clatter of century-old looms in historical mills – machinery originally built in Dundee. This serves as a poignant reminder of our region’s historical ties to the jute trade. This film is not just a recounting of history; it’s a cinematic tribute to the workers whose lives are as richly woven as the golden threads they produce. Amid the striking visuals emerges a pressing plea for sustainability, as this eco-friendly alternative to plastic faces an uncertain future shadowed by dwindling state support. As the mills close, the fate of the dedicated workers hangs in the balance. Don’t miss this captivating opening night premiere — a testament to our region’s rich history and a probing look at resilience in the face of change.

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