12th-16th October 2022
Welcome to Worcester Film Festival!
Join us for a packed second year, where we'll be welcoming you back to our prestigious screening venue at The Royal Porcelain Works and the impressive Guildhall for the awards gala. Alongside the films, we'll be hosting various Q&As and networking evenings. This is an event for you, the filmmakers.
Come enjoy our city and see what we have to offer. We want this to be a festival in every sense of the word with a jam-packed map that will leave you wishing you could be in two places at once.
Join us for this 4-day event and we promise you'll want to return year after year!
Day 1 - Launch Event
Day 2 - Films, Q&As and Networking
Day 3 - Films, Q&As and Networking
Day 4 - Films, Q&As and The Awards Gala
Day 5 - Winners Day (showing the winning films from this festival and as an added bonus, the winners from 2021)
- Best Short Film - Dear Mr. Burton
- Best Feature Film - Open for Submissions
- Best Midlands Film - Guilty Bunch of Flowers
- Best International Film - Paula’s Decision
- Best Student Film - Drawn to Light
- Best Isolation Film - Double Word Score
- Best Female Actor - Varvara Christofi, Petra
- Best Male Actor - Adam Rowland, Apprev.
- Best Director - Luke Morgan, Butterfly Love Song
- Best Cinematographer - Tomasz Woźniczka & Michal Żuberek, The Stop
- Best Screenplay - Lucky: A Romance Tale
Hendrik Harms is a multi award-winning writer/director, whose first film “The Music Box” (2018), was shot on a micro-budget and was a finalist for “Best Film” at BAFTA accredited, Carmarthen Bay Film Festival.
Hendrik then secured the rights to a Stephen King short story and made the short film “All That You Love Will Be Carried Away” (2019), which had a very successful festival run picking up a Remi Award from WorldFest-Houston International Film & Video Festival.
When the pandemic hit he created a series of Isolation Shorts to raise money for the NHS Charities Together. In the final film of the series, “The Existential Hotline” (2020), Ella-Rae Smith (The Stranger, Into the Badlands), Mathew Horne (Gavin & Stacey, Bad Education) and Iwan Rheon (Game of Thrones, Misfits), joined Hendrik as they were impressed by the script and the cause.
Most recently his short, a one-minute film called “Love Connection” (2021), won first place at a Raindance Film Festival competition.