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

Our titles include the SXSW award winner Punk Syndrome and Emmy award winner AFTER TILLER.

Latest Films



POW! Thanet – Power of Women

Co-founder of Violet Pictures Jan Dunn was invited to Pow Thanet who’s goal is to encourage community involvement in local arts and cultural activities, and profiling the work of local female artists. Jan hosted a panel  on Mary Beard’s book Women and Power and you read her summary here on the event.



Folkestone Harbour Screen – Year Two

The Harbour Screen in Folkestone returns from the 24th of May with an expanded programme and our own James Collie returning as the film programmer. The programme is packed with classics, undiscovered gems and documentaries including the new film from Asif Kapadia looking at Diego Maradona fresh from its premiere at Cannes.

Inquiring Nuns


New Acquisition: Inquiring Nuns

We are delighted to announce our newest acquisition the classic documentary Inquiring 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.