Hillside Beach Club, the five-star luxury resort located in a private bay in Fethiye, Turkey, has announced a partnership with the British Film Institute (BFI) – the UK’s lead organisation for film – for its first international ‘BFI Summer screenings’.
Taking place in May half term the event will include a long weekend of film screenings and interactive workshops, curated by the BFI, for both adults and children staying at the resort, to educate them on the creation and history of film.
There will be a combination of classic summer films screened in various idyllic areas of Hillside Beach Club throughout the course of the long weekend for adults to enjoy. Will Massa, Curator of Contemporary Fiction Film, BFI, will be bringing the films to life with screen talks, giving special insight into the classic film selection.
Films will include Charlie Chaplin’s City Lights at the relaxing adults-only Silent Beach, Wes Anderson’s underwater adventure comedy The Life Aquatic on Hillside’s private sailing boat, and Hollywood hit La La Land at the resort’s iconic main beach.
Children’s workshops will take place throughout the event, educating children on filmmaking, production skills, creative storytelling, script writing as well as prop and costume making. The fun and practical workshops will give children the opportunity to create a short ‘adventure’ based film, edited by experts from BFI, which will then be enjoyed by the whole family at a celebratory screening on the last day.
There will also be family film nights complete with popcorn and beanbags showing classics such as, Paddington and The BFG.
Will Massa, Curator of Contemporary Fiction Film at BFI commented: ‘Settling into your cinema seat before a film starts is one of life’s great pleasures, but screening a series of classics under the stars at Hillside will be unbeatable. I can’t wait to dig deeper into the films with the audience, discussing their history, impact and enduring magic.”