Gloucester's first independent film festival launches

The first-ever Gloucester Independent Film Festival launches this April 2024, with local filmmakers encouraged to submit their work to be showcased at the event in October.

By Chloe Gorman  |  Published
Gloucester Guildhall is hosting the first ever Gloucester Independent Film Festival this October 2024.

Gloucester is getting its first independent film festival this October 2024, thanks to two local filmmakers.

The brainchild of Oscar Wenman-Hyde and director of Boy in the Corner, Joshy Lee, Gloucester Independent Film Festival takes place at Gloucester Guildhall on Saturday 5 October 2024 and is aiming to attract local and international filmmakers to the city.

The pair are on the lookout for new and exciting work from emerging artists, with local creatives encouraged to submit their films and screenplays to be in with a chance of being showcased at the event and winning prizes.

Categories include best feature film; best short film; best documentary; best music video; and best screenplay, with categories specifically for student filmmakers, too. 

As well as screenings of selected films, shorts and documentaries, the event will also feature seminars and networking opportunities to help emerging filmmakers with everything from progressing their careers in the independent film industry to scoring their red carpet premiere. 

Oscar said: 'Gloucester has a vast history of high-end film and television productions taking place in the area, this includes Harry Potter, Star Wars and Doctor Who. However, we know first-hand the amount of local talent that inhabits this city and we plan to highlight and celebrate the creatives in our community.'

For anyone wanting to submit their work, the regular deadline for submissions to this year's event is Wednesday 1 May 2024, with extended and last call deadlines later in the year. 

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