Interview with Zac Goldsmith

We are honoured to host Zac Goldsmith as our special guest at the Barnes Film Festival, opening the festivities at the beautiful new Wetlands Centre. The MP for Richmond Park and North Kingston is also an avid environmentalist and longtime Barnes resident. Before his move to politics, Zac directed and edited the Ecologist Magazine for […]

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How long should an insert be?

For the film Bleu Krzysztof Kieslowski needed a moment to show a character in her own world, focused on one single action, the action was allowing a sugar cube touch a cup of coffee until it turned fully brown, for this purpose he used an insert of the cube becoming brown. Simple enough, however, the […]

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Interview: The London Wetland Centre

The London Wetland Centre is an award-winning nature reserve in Barnes managed by The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT). We caught up with Catherine Starling to discuss its wildlife, conservation and filmmaking. What wildlife might the public encounter? Our lakes, pools and gardens are home to nesting kingfishers, sand martins, foraging birds and, in the spring, ducklings waddling […]

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Interview with The Alladale Nature Reserve

Sam Sutaria is an environmentalist who works for our sponsor: Alladale Wilderness Reserve. It was during his Masters course in Wildlife Filmmaking that he was able to combine his creative talents and passion for documentary with his academic background in conservation biology. Could you tell me about Alladale Wilderness Reserve? Alladale Wilderness Reserve is a pioneering […]

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Writer and film maker Lucy Siegle to host a live Q&A at BFF’s opening night

We’re delighted to announce that Lucy Siegle, Executive Producer of the acclaimed documentary film The True Cost, will be joining us at Barnes Film Festival’s Opening Gala Evening on Friday 2nd September at London Wetlands Centre. During the evening, which will include a formal drinks reception followed by a private screening of The True Cost, […]

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