Competition now open!

Calling all filmmakers… BFF is – once again – hosting a filmmaking competition open to all UK residents. We accept entries in fiction, documentary, and animation. The competition is split into age ranges: 12 and under (3 mins max) 13 to 18 (5 mins max) 19 and over (10 mins max) There are lots of […]

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Mission Statement

I realised for a young filmmaker, it is really hard to get your film shown at a festival, so that’s when I started thinking about setting up a new film festival that would create opportunities for young people and allow them to get a foot in the door of the industry. A focus on more youthful […]

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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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