Friday 28th September – Sunday 30th September 2018









Sunday 1st October’s nostalgic 80’s open air screening of sci-fi classic E.T on Barnes Green marked the official curtain call for Barnes Film Festival 2017, our second annual youth themed three-day film festival which saw an incredible weekend of films, workshops, competitions, director Q and A’s, networking events, film quizzes and outdoor screenings in 10 different venues across Barnes.  Supporting this year were FilmFour, UKTV, Vue cinema and The European Nature Trust amongst others, raising the profile of the event from last year reflected in the huge rise in ticket sales from last year .

The star studded launch party featured an interview with creator of Sherlock and Doctor Who, Steven Moffat and Sue Vertue to an excited crowd of enthusiasts. The event was officially opened by environmentalist and MP Zac Goldsmith due to the ‘blue dot’ theme followed by entries into the the competition element, which saw shortlisted films, submitted by film-makers age 25 and under. The films were screened in front of a panel of judges, made up of professionals from the TV and film industry. Lucky winners were awarded with state of the art filmmaking kit to use for their next project. 

Festival director Sam Cullis said:  “I am passionate about continuing to grow our Festival, bringing together audacious and brave visual storytellers who can offer fresh perspectives on the world we live in with the audiences of London.  It has been such an honour to shine a spotlight on these young film directors, emphasising just how much talent there is in our own industry.”

2017 19-25 WINNER

Rory Campbell ‘Moth’

Film workshops

Watch this space for Barnes Film Festival 2018. Workshops will be held in venues across Barnes, SW13, London and include classes in Costume Design, Scriptwriting, Animation and Special Effects.

Film screenings

Screenings for Barnes Film Festival 2018 will be announced soon where we’ll be screening a selection of inspiring, critically-acclaimed films and new independent short film. Many films include Q+A with the makers so you can gain extra insight into the filmmaking process. 

Watch our trailer

video clip of Festival opening

Watch 2016 opening gala evening


The competition has 3 age categories of 12 and under, 13-18 or 19 and over.

There will be no theme for 2018 and submissions can be entered soon!