About the Film Festival

The Bridgwater and Taunton College Film Festival is an annual celebration of the media of short film. It’s aim: to promote and celebrate the work of young people so that it can be shared and enjoyed by their peers and the local community. The Festival gives artists and audiences the chance to enjoy output from fresh creative voices keen to become involved in the creative industries.

After the undeniable success of the first festival in 2016, it is returning on the 20th of April 2017 to share the latest work of young creatives. Hosted at the McMillan Theatre, Bridgwater, the day will feature screenings from nominated films within the competition categories as well as a showcase of current student’s work.

Confirmed schedule of events:


Creative Film Challenge – Discussion and screening of films from latest Glastonbury Film Challenge – Phil Smith


Random Acts – Deb Richardson from Somerset film – discussion and screening of films


Bridgwater and Taunton College Alumni – ex-students discuss career paths since leaving college – Q+A


Music for Film – An interactive session which explains the relationship between images and music in film – James Brookes from Somerset Rural Youth Project


Mari Yamamura – Director of Photography (DoP) – discusses career and hosts a Q + A


Film Screenings – film submissions

4.00pm – 5.30pm

Screening of Films from International Competition at Oberhausen film festival

5.30pm – 6.30pm

Student Film screening – Various Genres

6.30pm – 7.30pm

Student Film screening – Various Genres

7.30pm – 9.00pm

Awards and prize giving – entertainment provided by Bridgwater and Taunton College student band – TBC