Bedford Film Festival is committed to inspiring the filmmakers of tomorrow and encouraging anyone, whatever their skill, to consider a career in film.


We work hard to develop workshops as part of our annual event, that match the curriculum of BTEC and A-Level students.

Our workshops are hosted by world-class industry experts and cover all skills associated with film, such as:

  • Direction
  • Editing
  • Lighting
  • Sound
  • Digital Effects
  • Graphic Design
  • Production
  • Scriptwriting
  • Documentary filming
  • Make-Up
  • Marketing

Our workshops have been given a evolutionary boost for our 2015 festival and will now take place over two days in mid-October. The programme will consist of the following:

Day one

Workshops hosted by leading industry experts covering career options in filmmaking and associated industries. Subjects covered are yet to be confirmed.

Day two

A guided filmmaking project involving students from Bedford College and local schools. Each project group will be a mix of 1st and 2nd year students and will be guided by Bedford Film Festival Co-Founding Director, Richard Jobson and representatives from IntoFilm. Students in drama, graphic design and make-up will also attend to help capture how these industries work to support filmmaking.

Our workshops would not be possible without the dedication and support of our Education Partners

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Shorts Session

Our goal to inspire future filmmakers does not end with our workshops. We also invite filmmakers to submit their films for screening during the festival. This means we not only give those filmmakers a chance to get their film on the big screen, but we can show filmmaking talent, still learning, what is possible, even with a small budget.

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Hundy Gilbert Media on the set of their 2014 Shorts Session entry ‘Estate’

It is free to submit a film for our ‘short session’ and is attended by the films’ cast and crew so that they can chat with other audience members, network, and also give advice to younger filmmakers.