Violet Pictures distributes unique, high-quality documentaries and feature films with the same artistic integrity with which they were made.

Our titles include the British Independent Film Award Winner GYPO and Emmy Award Winner AFTER TILLER.

Latest Films

Inquiring Nuns


New Acquisition: Inquring Nuns

We are delighted to announce our newest acquisition the classic documentary Inquring Nuns. A beloved gem of pure cinéma vérité, the film stars Sister Marie Arné and Sister Mary Campion as they tour Chicago during the Summer of Love, asking strangers the question, “Are you happy?” The film will tour UK cinemas from the 27th of May and will also be available on Curzon Home Cinema to celebrate its 50th…

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Folkestone Harbour Screen – programming

The new Folkestone Harbour summer outdoor screen has launched screening a diverse range of films programmed by our own James Collie and supported by The Folkestone Harbour Company and Film Hub South East. You can find the full programme here.



No Manifesto opens in the Czech Republic on the 22nd of March in 100 cinemas.

Beverley Matous distribution in the Czech Republic will be releasing No Manifesto: A Film About The Manic Street Preachers on the 22nd of March as part of their One Night 100 Cinemas Project. For a independent documentary which was a labour of love made over 12 years and it’s a amazing release to have outside the UK.



BFI Diversity Fund

We’re delighted to have the support from the BFI diversity fund to train the next generation of documentary filmmakers in Kent over the next year. Alongside filmmaking skills we’ll be offering films clubs so young filmmakers can get access to a whole new range of films.