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 […]

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Barnes Film Festival’s venues

Samuel Pepys Theatre The Samuel Pepys theatre, located at Saint Paul’s school along Lonsdale Road, will host some of the events of the Barnes Film Festival. Named after the famous diary-writing MP of the 17th Century, the theatre has been built as part of the Saint Paul’s school’s renewal project. It can host up to […]

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Barnes Film Festival 2017 update: what’s been happening so far…

It’s Barnes Film Festival’s second year, and already our profile has been developing rapidly. Public Relations Officer and Festival Coordinator Scott Dance has been in contact with numerous schools in Barnes, including Barnes Primary, The Harrodian School and St. Osmund’s. Our talks finished with promising results, as many children were excited to find out more about […]

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How to write a screenplay

So you’ve entered our filmmaking competition, but you’re feeling stuck? Struggling with writer’s block? No idea where to start? Never fear! Check out Usborne’s amazing tips about how to write a screenplay. Now, what are you waiting for??

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“Look again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us.”

27 years ago, astronomer and philosopher Carl Sagan gave an incredible speech about our planet.  27 years later, that speech became the inspiration behind Barnes Film Festival’s filmmaking competition. As NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft was about to leave our Solar System in 1989, Sagan, who was a member of the mission’s imaging team, pleaded with […]

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Barnes Film Festival on London Live!

Check out Festival Director Sam Cullis chat all things BFF on London Live! He’s joined by students Scott Dance and Yoni Ben-Haim, answering questions about the event, and encouraging young Londoners to get involved in the filmmaking competition. We’re starting to feel pretty excited – are you?! http://www.londonlive.co.uk/embed/news/2017-06-17/barnes-film-festival-wants-young-londoners-to-get-involved      

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