A 50th ANNIVERSARY screening of Kes - Ken Loach’s cult classic about a teenage boy and his kestrel - will open the first ever Hinterlands Film Festival at Skipton Castle.

Due to be held in May, the four day festival will take place at various venues in the town and is a joint venture with award winning festival organisers, Wild Rumpus, and the lottery funded Great Place: Lakes and Dales .

Aimed at celebrating rural landscapes, there will be traditional film screenings, as well as immersive experiences and performances inspired by iconic moments in film.

Following the showing of Kes, ticket holders will be invited to stay on for the festival launch party.

Over the next four days, there will be a screening of Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom in an army marquee at Aireville Park. It will include a campfire, a bar, orienteering, live music and storytelling, while festival goers will be able to book their own private army tents.

There will be a screening of the comedy drama Hunt for The Wilderpeople at the Plaza Cinema, which will be followed by a free treasure hunt inspired by the film around Skipton Woods. Supported by The Woodland Trust, the trail will give adventurers the chance to spot original artworks created by Wild Rumpus as they explore the area through new eyes.

Horror fans are in for a treat with a special night at the Plaza Cinema with a series of full length films and shorts including the newly released Hole in The Ground. It will also include The Witch, and 1920s classic, Nosferatu.

Film fans and industry professionals will be able to take a behind the scenes look into the life of a location manager in a special location manager panel made up of experts, and there will also be a unique screening of black and white indie film Tides on the Kennet canal barge.

Hinterlands Film Festival takes place from Thursday, May 16 to Sunday, May 19. Tickets are now on sale at: hinterlandsfestival.org.uk.