Chagford Film Festival is a unique and quirky annual event taking place in the last week of September. Established in 2011, this festival brings together an entertaining and diverse array of film screenings, workshops, competitions, exhibitions, panel discussions and outside events, showcasing international, national and local talent.
The film festival in Chagford – an ancient stannary town that sits on edge of Dartmoor National Park in Devon – has grown substantially from its inception eight years ago. The impossible is possible for this ambitious rural film festival team in its bid to promote films to developing audiences in the local area and beyond. The festival host events and screenings in village halls, pubs, churches, community centres, schools and outside venues. Projecting films on heritage buildings and even showcasing features at the natural spring sourced lido.
The film festival is supported by year round events in its aim to enhance the cinema and film-going experience in this glorious area of the country, and home to an eclectic mix of artists. In the years to come the team is looking to extend its activities and audiences with an increasingly innovative programme.
Megan Mitchell of Matchbox Cine Club, reflects and reports back following their enrollment on a Open City Documentary Festival and UCL short course, attended with a bursary from Film Hub South West.
BFI NETWORK South West are pleased to present our participants for the Script Development Lab 2021. 8 participants were selected from 110+ applications - here you can learn more about each individual.
New Directions is a programme supporting archive film events which retrace the historic steps that have brought the UK to its current political and cultural crossroads.