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?!      

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Pale Blue Dot, by Zac Thoday

Carl Sagan’s speech on the famous image of the Pale Blue Dot of Earth taken in 1990 manages to be both hopelessly pessimistic and oddly optimistic simultaneously. Carl Sagan does not singularly adhere to either side, which might be the reason for why it this piece was chosen as the theme for this festival. There […]

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BFF marches for women’s equality

“GIRLS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN-DAMENTAL RIGHTS” “THIS PUSSY FIGHTS BACK” “What’s a woman’s favourite position? CEO” “MERYL STREEP FOR PRESIDENT” To say it’s been a big weekend for women’s rights is probably a bit of an understatement. This Saturday, millions of women around the globe marched in solidarity with the Women’s March on Washington, […]

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