Barnes Village is hosting the second annual Barnes Film Festival, a celebration of emerging talent, award-winning films, filmmaking workshops, talks and much more. If you love film, want to know how to make films, or learn how to get into the industry this is a fantastic introduction. With a selection of film making workshops aimed at under 12s and under 16s this is also a wonderful way to get first hand experience for the new budding Speilbergs in your family.
Barnes Film Festival celebrates diversity, passion and creativity, and connects young filmmakers – and anybody interested in film – with industry professionals. As well as the Youth Filmmaking Competition, the Festival will host inspiring film events for all, including workshops, discussions, screenings and gatherings, with leading figures from the film, documentary and animation industries.
This year, Barnes Film Festival holds its 2018 film competition, where filmmakers of all ages are invited to participate in this quest to discover young filmmaking talent. The shortlisted films will be judged by a panel of leading industry experts and the winning films will be awarded high-value filming equipment and free placements.
For adults, programme hilights include the opening gala evening, where the hotly anticipated Whitney by Oscar winning Filmmaker Kevin Macdonald will examine the life and career of singer Whitney Houston with never-before-seen archival footage, exclusive recordings, rare performances and interviews with the people who knew her best. Tickets include a VIP after party in the exclusive members bar at the Olympic Studios. Oscar winning actress Vanessa Redgrave is hosting screening and Q&A with her new documentary ‘Sea Sorrow’. The closing gala will be a special preview screening of the upcoming Film 4 movie Old Boys.
With patrons including local resident and Oscar nominated actor Stanley Tucci plus Dr Who & Sherlock writer Stephen Moffat (also giving a talk to devoted Sci Fi fans) this truly is SW London’s secret Sundance.
Across various Barnes locations