Competition

BARNES FILM FESTIVAL AIMS TO PROMOTE, ENCOURAGE AND SUPPORT NEW TALENT IN THE FILM INDUSTRY

We’re honoured to be part of BFF a festival that provides a great launchpad for debut filmmakers with their amazing patrons, judges and fantastic curation it’s a festival that is quickly becoming a leading light in the UK film industry. The passion of the BFF team to deliver an outstanding event is evident in their great support for filmmakers and by creating memorable festival experiences that educate, connect and inspire.

Abid Khan (Winner 2020)

Barnes was the first film festival my short film ‘A night with Noorjehan’ won at before going on to win elsewhere including best short at Leeds International Film Festival. I was ecstatic! It was a really special day and luckily my family visiting from Pakistan and were able to attend the screening. I loved being part of the Barnes Film Festival. It was an incredible experience.

Mariam Majid (Winner 2019)

EARLY BIRD SUBMISSION ARE NOW OPEN!

Festival categories:

  • Feature Films:
    • All genres welcome
    • Debut filmmakers only
    • UK and International film categories
  • Short Film Competition
    • All genres welcome
    • All levels of skills and experience welcome
    • UK and International film categories
  • Youth Short Film Showcase
    • All genres welcome
    • All levels of skills and experience welcome
    • For filmmakers 18 years and younger
    • Non-competing
    • Free to enter
    • Youth – Ages 13-18. Up to 5 minutes of length.
    • Children – Ages 0-12. Up to 2 minutes of length.