The new Worcester Film Festival. Showcasing over 100 independent films from 37 countries across 3 days at the prestigious Royal Worcester Porcelain Works.
Championing the best in local, national, and international cinema. Opportunities to chat about your favourite films in venues across the city, networking events for industry and culminating in an awards ceremony at the Guildhall.
Screenings are free, although pre-booking is recommended.
- 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.
When he has time Hendrik also runs a CIC (Community Interest Company), where he directs teaching shoots for short films and brings in different marginalised groups to shadow crew members of their preferred discipline, to earn a dual credit and give them a kickstart in the industry.