Thursday 22nd Oct


Student 3

From 2:00pm Oct 22nd

The final block of student films at this edition of BFF from undergraduate and postgraduate film-makers. 


Silver Screen

From 4:00pm Oct 22nd

A selection of short films from around the world hit the silver screen, with films from Canada, New Zealand, Norway and the United Kingdom

International 5

From 8:00pm Oct 22nd

The final block of International films at this years festival includes films from France, Singapore, Lithuania, Belgium and the United Kingdom. 

Thursday - Industry & Guest programmes

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Bertha Dochouse

2:00pm Oct 22nd

The last six months have been one heck of an absolute emotional roller coaster. No matter how wild your bingo card of predictions for the new decade was, 2020 definitely came out of the blocks faster, harder and much crazier than any of us could have ever predicted. 


So if 2020 has left you wanting to perpetually shout, "Thanks, I hate it!" at the top of your lungs, and you could do with knowing you aren't alone in feeling that way, these are the shorts for you. We invite you to treat yourself to an hour of shorts that will remind you that, together, we can get through this!

Film Financing (Pt 2)

LIVE 6:00pm Oct 22nd

Part two of a two part course.

Soul Cognition’s "Introduction to Film Finance Course" is designed to give filmmakers a basic understanding of film finance, sales and distribution. The aim of the course is to provide filmmakers with a toolkit of knowledge to help prepare them for conversations with financiers, sales agents and distributors to help get their project made. Topics covered in the course include but are not limited to: introduction to types of finance (e.g. development, debt, equity), understanding a finance plan, recoupment waterfalls and types of distribution.

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Producing Animation

LIVE @ 2:00pm Oct 22nd

Have you ever wondered what it takes to produce an animated film? Producer Aaron Wood of Slurpy Animation Studio will take us through the process that makes animated films come to life. Looking at the same questions experienced by producers when setting up a new project: How to cast for a great team? Is it possible to foresee challenges in a production? Why is it pivotal to break the script down? 


Here/Not Here

LIVE @ 4:00pm Oct 22nd

Join award-winning film-maker and Deaf artist Bim Ajadi, writer Jonzi D, actor Brian Duffy and producer Anne Beresford in this in depth look at "Here/Not Here". A deaf hip hop drama exploring British Sign Language, Krump street dance, football and Visual Vernacular – the choreographed and poetic form of sign language.