Worcester Film Festival

25th - 28th September 2024

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An event for everyone.

Worcester Film Festival 4th Edition

Greetings from Worcester Film Festival! We are committed to introducing the best of indie film to the Midlands by championing and nurturing talent both upcoming and established. We’re proud to be a festival for film lovers and filmmakers alike and we’re looking forward to welcoming back familiar faces as well as getting to know all those we’ve yet to meet in 2024.

We hope to see you there…

Our Previous Festivals:
300 Films | 40 Countries | 1,500 Guests
– 2 Feature Film UK Premieres
– ODEON Cinemas as our screening venue
– Networking Events & Film Socials in conjunction with various partners like Birmingham Film & Television Market and Worcestershire Film Office
– Talks by BAFTA, Murray Gold (composer of Doctor Who) and Industrial, Light and Magic
– Pitching Workshop with specialist Sasha Damjanovski
– Pitch Event against a panel of industry judges
– Launch Events alongside the Royal Television Society Midlands
– Awards Galas with a range of hosts like Summaya Mughal and guests like Mathew Horne (Gavin & Stacey) as well as an opening performance from The Film Orchestra
– 50th Anniversary Screening of “The Wicker Man” with Folk Horror intro and 2 minute film competition showcase
– City-Wide Film Themed Art Trail to promote positive mental health

What To Expect in 2024:
Everything you’ve come to love about our festival – ODEON Cinema Screening Venue, Filmmaker Q&As, Special Screenings, Workshops, Pitch Event, Industry Talks, Launch Event, Awards Gala, Film Socials…

And more to be announced!

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Our Awards

Trophies will be given at the Awards Gala (Saturday 28th September 2024).

Film Categories:

Best Feature Film
Best Short Film
Best Midlands Film
Best Documentary Film
Best Animated Film
Best Music Video
Best Student Film
Best First-Time Filmmaker

Craft Categories:

Best Screenplay
Best Performance
Best Director
Best Cinematographer
Best Costume Designer
Best Editor
Best Hair & Make-Up
Best Production Designer
Best Sound Design
Best Composer
The Audience Award

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 (25th September 2024)

    Worcester Film Festival is kicking off with an exciting opening night!

    Come together for a special screening, canapés and drinks to celebrate the launch of our third year.

    Smart/Casual Dress Code.

    [Invite Only]

  • Day 2 (26th September 2024)

    A day of Films and Q&As with a Film Social finishing the day.

  • Day 3 (27th September 2024)

    A day of Films and Q&As with a Film Social finishing the day.

  • Day 4 (28th September 2024)

    A day of Films and Q&As with our Awards Gala finishing the day.

Winners of 2023

  • Best Short Film – The Boat
  • Best Feature Film – Four O’Clock Flowers
  • Best Midlands Film – The Whole World Blind (or: The Ballad of The Cuck and The Eunuch)
  • Best Documentary Film – Life Over Death
  • Best Animated Film – Deeper Still
  • Best Music Video – Debut
  • Best Student Film – Requiem
  • Best Screenplay – Emma Morley & Mark Rowley, Write Off
  • Best Performance – Ned Van Rooy, Lachie & John
  • Best Director – Ben Kernow, Art
  • Best Cinematographer – Moritz Moessinger, By Any Other Name
  • Best Costume Designer – Hannah Benn, Debut
  • Best Editor – Max Callaby, Deeper Still
  • Best Hair & Make-Up – Addy Frame, Sonar
  • Best Production Designer – Jessica Wretlind, Requiem
  • Best Sound Design – Liam Banks, The River
  • Best Composer – Jake Morgan, The Boat
Images of previous winners
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25th - 28th September 2024

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