The UK’s regional festival will kick off with The Ballad Of Mott The Hoople.

From March 25 to April 10, Borderlines will continue its nine-year tradition as the largest rural film festival in the UK in venues throughout Herefordshire, Shropshire and the Welsh Marches.  Kicking off with Chris Hall and Mike Kerry’s The Ballad Of Mott The Hoople, the festival will feature more than a dozen premieres and screenings.

Since 2003, Borderlines has operated with the goal of bringing enthusiasm for film to rural areas. Last year’s attendance exceeded 12,000.

This year’s guests will include filmmakers such as Marc Evans, who will present his new film Patagonia, and Holly Lubbock, who will present Fezeka’s Voice along with producer Katherine Crawley.  The festival will also include appearances by silent film pianist Neil Brand and ex-Siouxsie and the Banshees bassist Steven Severin, who will perform his soundtrack for Jean Cocteau’s Blood of a Poet.

Tickets for Borderlines premieres and screenings are now on sale through individual venues; a list of participating venues and the festival programme may be found online at