Our team

Without our dedicated, passionate team, Bedford Film Festival would not be able to achieve all it does.

If you would like to be part of our team and join the likeminded film lovers who contribute time, energy and passion to our organisation, please contact us.

Alongside the founding directors, the following team members have helped organise Bedford Film Festival 2o15.

Screening Manager

Ben Smith

Ben is an Operations Manager at St. Neot’s Cineworld. As well as helping with our film choices, he also makes sure all our equipment works as it should. He is incredibly committed to his role and is on site from start to finish, everyday, making sure our screenings are the best they can be.


Every year we welcome a team of volunteers to help run our festival. These enthusiastic, passionate, happy people give us the power to do what we love. For that we are eternally grateful. Each of our volunteers has training and support during their time with us, and has free access to our films over the weekend. We also provide a film festival uniform and letter of thanks as evidence of involvement, should it be needed for future job applications.

All volunteer roles are customer facing and cover everything from helping audience members find their way, advising on film content, ticket sales and serving drinks. Some even help chaperone our VIP guests. If you’d like to volunteer to be part of Bedford Film Festival, please contact us.