A wonderful location, one of England’s finest Georgian townhouses, Fairfax House hosts the fabulous Silver Screen festival. 

Twelve wonderful films over 8 days taking a walk on the wild side, drawing inspiration from the animal kingdom: From Hollywood’s animal acting legends, great and small, to the creatures who inspired cult classics that have become masterpieces of cinema – such as Hitchcock’s iconic thriller, The Birds.

Animalia honours the furry and the four-legged stars and the animal magic that they brought to the silver screen. Yet this celebration of cinematic masterpieces also explores the darker side of the animal world and the drama, terror and visceral excitement that animal-kind has summoned to the silver screen.