The very first* Stroud Film Festival takes place at venues throughout the town, on 13th-29th March, 2015. It’s a two-week celebration of cinema, bringing new opportunities for the whole community to enjoy a wide range of films.
Various local organisations involved in film have come together to plan the festival programme, from features, animations and documentaries, to short videos produced by local filmmakers and experimental films. Special events, including family screenings, live music, talks by local filmmakers, and the Stroud Film Awards (see below), will run alongside the main film programme. Stroud Community TV will be showing some of the winners from our Awards 2014 on 18th March at The Crown and Sceptre. See details and Awards 2014 at: http://stroudcommunity.tv/awards-2014/
All the big screens in the town where film is regularly shown will be involved – Lansdown Hall, Stroud Valleys Artspace, Brunel Goods Shed, VUE Cinema, and Open House – as well as less traditional ‘cinemas’, such as the Cotswold Playhouse, the Crown and Sceptre pub and Star Anise café.
The Festival is being generously supported by Stroud Town Council, and is wholly run by volunteers. If you’d like to find out more please check www.stroudfilmfestival.org for programme details that will be coming soon. If you’d like to be involved please email email@example.com
*There was a Cotswold Film Festival that ran for about 8 years that was based in Stroud
Stroud Short Film Awards 2015
Gloucestershire Digital Arts Forum (GDAF) in conjunction with the Stroud Film Festival invites submissions for a new 3-5 minute film, live action or animation. Four films will be selected and screened as part of the inaugural Stroud Film Festival in March 2015. They will also appear on the Festival website. Films should relate to the theme of the festival which is for films ‘connected with music, creativity or the arts’. An award of £250 will be made to the makers of each of the four films chosen by the GDAF panel. For more information and entry forms please go to stroudfilmawards.wordpress.com