Birmingham Film Festival

Birmingham Film Festival


Posted 2022-10-24 by Tony Collinsfollow

Fri 04 Nov 2022 - Sun 13 Nov 2022

Lights, camera, action! All eyes will be on Birmingham for ten days in November when the 2022 takes place. The eagerly anticipated festival will bring 131 free screenings to Millennium Point in Digbeth from November 4 to 13, with cinema buffs invited to watch an incredible array of films shown on the biggest cinema screen outside London. The bill includes everything from short one-minute movies to full length feature films, created by up-and-coming and professional directors from across the world. Thousands of visitors are expected to attend the free screenings, which are being shown alongside a range of seminars, workshops and conferences led by some of the top people in the business. The film festival will again culminate in a glittering red-carpet awards ceremony.

Kevin McDonagh, President of , said: "This annual 10-day event is about celebrating every aspect of film and screen and establishing Birmingham as a hub of creative talent. We want to nurture and inspire budding filmmakers and actors of all ages, giving them the opportunity to meet and learn from some of the biggest names in the business, as well as the chance to see a variety of films shown on a large screen." He added: "We've had over 1,000 submissions again and there's some fantastic talent being demonstrated. The Grand Jury will definitely have a hard time choosing the winners of this year's festival. Thanks to support from our generous sponsors, we're able to make this event as accessible as possible, with all the screenings being free to attend, and the seminars costing just £10 each for the opportunity to learn from the film industry's key experts and decision makers. This is our seventh festival, and it continues to grow. We can't wait for it all to get started at the launch party on November 4th."

The best of this year's festival entries were put forward to compete for awards in 30 categories. Winners will be chosen by a Grand Jury of industry experts and revealed in the red carpet gala dinner. Awards up for grabs include best film, best feature, best short, best documentary, best international film and local film, as well as gongs for actors, cast, young filmmaker and students. All shortlisted films will be screened at Millennium Point, where movie buffs will be able to take in a wide variety of genres across feature films, documentaries, real-life stories, music videos featuring local artists, poems, silent films and more. All screenings are free to attend, but places do need to be booked via the website .

Monday night's session (8pm on November 7) will showcase a selection of regionally produced films hosted by the Birmingham Producers' Forum. Seminars take place on Friday 11 November, with panel discussions on the topics of Making Movies in the Midlands, Grow your Media Business, Casting Directors Q&A and Get Your Next Film Job. Panel guests include the producer of Casualty and Doctors, Loretta Preece, casting director Olissa Rogers, Richard Cambridge of WeAudition, Paul Ashton of Creative England, Stuart Thomas from BBC Midlands, and Natasha Wilson from the British Film Institute. Other events include a launch party on November 4, an actors meet-up on November 11, and the festival finale comprising a Gala Awards at the Burlington Hotel on Saturday 12 November.

Tickets for all events, both free and paid, are available from the
Further information is also available by emailing [email protected]

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