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Help Bedford Film Festival become a box office smash

In little under two weeks’ time Bedford Film Festival will be screening films that have never before been shown publicly in our town, or anywhere else. The festival has been organised at record speed. Just 12 weeks ago Richard, Stephen and I sat outside The Pantry at The Higgins Bedford and decided to put on a […]

The story behind Back to the Garden

As one of our Saturday night films we asked Jon Sanders to tell us about his film, Back to the Garden. We think you’ll find the tale of how the film came about and the tale it tells quite interesting. It’s showing on 28 September at 19:00, The Higgins Bedford. Tickets are just £5. Back To […]

Lights, Camera, Action – welcome to our website

It’s here, now you can see for yourself what all the hard work, planning, begging, borrowing, sponsorship, early mornings and late nights have created for the first ever Bedford Film Festival. Tickets will be available very soon so for now, please search our pages, learn all about our history, the people behind the project and the films, documentaries and workshops being brought to […]

Four weekends and a coffee shop…

It’s absolutely incredible to be sitting here writing this blog post knowing that in just four weekends time Bedford Film Festival will be in full swing. It’s been a hectic three months, since first getting together, as we’ve discussed themes, ideas, venues, sponsors, artwork, websites, workshops, guests and oh, yeah, films. When the idea of a film festival […]

Just days to go until Bedford premier of Searching for Sugar Man

It’s only a few days to go until Bedford Film Festival host the Bedford public premier of ‘Searching for Sugar Man’ as part of Bedfringe. To say we are excited is an understatement. This Oscar-winning documentary has a phenomenal 96% positive rating on Rotten Tomatoes and 8.1/10 rating at IMDB.com. If you’re still not sure if it’s for […]

Marion Cotillard

Marion Cotillard and her starring role in Bedford Film Festival

French actress Marion Cotillard may never know how much of a catalyst she was for getting Bedford Film Festival into a working idea. We’d often wondered why the film variety in Bedford was so poor. We’re not all film fanatics or experts and we controversially enjoy Hollywood blockbusters but we’d also like to see a variety of genres. We’d […]

Helping Bedford be happy

Bedford Film Festival is proud to support Happiness Matters – Bedford, who are showing the film ‘Happy’ on 19 March the day before UN World Day of Happiness. ‘Happy’ is an award-winning, feature-length documentary that leads viewers on a journey across five continents in search of the keys to happiness. Director, Roko Belic (Genghis Blues), addresses many of the […]

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