Bedford Film Festival – collaborating with others to make Bedford better
Bedford Film Festival invests every penny it receives into more high-quality film screenings and supporting Bedford’s filmmakers and charities.
We’re able to do this thanks to the excellent businesses in our town who support what we do. None of these businesses have a remit to support us, instead they tell us they do so because they believe that what we’re doing is for the greater good of Bedford.
Supporting Bedford Film Festival gives our town something excellent to shout about, increases footfall into town at a time when shops are actually open, creates opportunities for increased cultural provision across our town’s diverse communities, and helps Bedford hold its head up high as an attractive area for emerging businesses to invest in.
Our main festival sponsors include businesses of all sizes, such as: Charles Wells Brewery, Future Legend Media, Bonfire Creative Intelligence, Advancing Property, Advancing People, No Bad Films, Cambridge Film Festival and Hutch PR. Our individual screenings are supported by businesses ranging from small coffee shops and restaurants to local magazines and educational establishments.
We’re very proud that we’re able to live up to our supporters’ expectations too. We attract the attention of thousands of people, helping their businesses reach new customers, and also bringing Bedford national and international attention. We attract film submissions from all over the world, we host workshops for local film students led by industry leaders, and we have been accepted onto film networks which further promote Bedford as a destination for film lovers.
Being not-for-profit does indeed mean our resources are stretched. Our directors don’t take a wage and our extended team is staffed by volunteers. But with the help of our sponsors and the audience we have been set up to serve, we are able to continue doing what we love, making Bedford an even cooler place to live.
If you’d like to support Bedford Film Festival as a #BFF sponsor then we have packages to suit all budgets at our support pages.
If you’d like to become a festival volunteer then please contact us and we’ll be in touch.
At this point we’d like to also say thank you to Display Wizard who are currently helping charities, not-for-profit organisations , and educational establishments by providing free vinyl banners.