Video interview with screenwriter and playwright Vinay Patel

Barnes Film Festival’s friend, screenwriter and playwright Vinay Patel, gave an interview to BFF volunteer Naomi Westerman with advice on writing for young people planning to enter the film festival competition.

Vinay has written several plays, and his hit BBC drama ‘Murdered by My Father’ was nominated for several BAFTAs this year, winning one.

Watch for Vinay’s advice on writing, making short films, the transition from stage to screen, and why you should visit Barnes!


This interview was recorded at the Royal Court Theatre in London. Many thanks to all involved.


Barnes Film Festival short film competition (for ages up to 25) is open for entries until 1st September. More details on

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