Big thank you James Clarke and Sydney Bayley - speakers at Wivenhoe
Our audiences were appreciative of the introductions and notes on "The Tales of the Princess Kaguya" given by Writer and Lecturer James Clarke, and on "The Spirit of the Beehive" by Sydney Bayley. Thanks to you both.
These important additions to our programme are what make the Festival!
We are now looking forward to meeting our old friends Film Producers Richard Johns and Film Critic Nigel Floyd and Writer James Clarke together with a welcome new speaker Rob Warner who will be making introductions and offering information during the upcoming weekend at Dedham and East Bergholt .
Notes on 'SPIRIT OF THE BEEHIVE" by Sydney Bayley
Incase you missed the Wivenhoe screening of "Spirit of the Beehive", we are pleased to offer you the notes from Writer and Speaker Sydney Bayley. Her introduction and talk were very well received, and we would like to thank her for adding an extra dimension to both the film and the festival as a... More >>
FESTIVAL OPENED BY FILM AND TV DIRECTOR GERRY POULSON
Our opening night was a huge success, and a great tribute to Wivenhoe Film Club for hosting the opening film "The Salt of the Earth".Retired TV and Film Director and Wivenhoe resident Gerry Poulson declared the Festival Open, and we all enjoyed a glass of fizz with our Henley's Fish and Chips.The Film did not... More >>
Two BIG EVENTS TONIGHT!OUR OWN OPENING NIGHT WITH A FIRST NIGHT PARTY AT THE NOTTAGE INSTITUTE PRIOR TO THE SCREENING OF FULL LENGTH FEATURE DOCUMENTARY OF WIM WENDER'S FILM "SALT OF THE EARTH" - BUT WE ALSO SEND GOOD WISHES TO FIRSTSITE COLCHESTER FOR THE OPENING NIGHT OF THEIR FIRST "FIRSTSITE... More >>
One Week to Go!
With one week to go to our Opening Night we are all eating three Shredded Wheats, and have no fingers nails left! Please like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter (by clicking on the icons at the top of this page), tell your friends what's happening, and drag them along to see the Film you know they will not... More >>
RADIO SUFFOLK TONIGHT
Sallie Davies, the East Bergholt link for this year's festival will be on RADIO SUFFOLK 5.30 TONIGHT (Friday 18th),
Bucket Collection for Purple Field Productions
Dedham Films will again be holding a bucket collection during the festival for www.purplefieldproductions.org. PFP is a small Film Production Company who make education and information films for under-developed countries using indigenous people and local support. They have worked in India and... More >>
DANNY COLLINS RELEASE DATE PREVENTS OUR SCREENING ON OCT 3RD
Distributors for "Danny Collins" our Saturday night Movie at the William Loveless Hall in Wivenhoe, have moved the release date, preventing our screening - another big decision to be made - WHAT TO PUT IN ITS PLACE?Wivenhoe are pleased to announce the replacement is Morgan Matthews' 2015 drama "X +... More >>
A SAD LOSS - STAR WARS - THE FORCE ISN'T WITH US!
Sadly we have to announce that we are not able to screen STAR WARS. Lucas Films who have sole distribution of all the STAR WARS films are not currently issuing licences for any of the episodes. We know this will be a huge disappointment to many of you "Jedis" out there, it was certainly a huge... More >>
Signals Course now set up for our teenager audience, tickets go on sale this Friday 15th, a Judi Dench Quiz (well that's something to look forward to!) has been written and we pick up the hard copy advertising material tomorrow Wednesday 12th....... please tell us what we have missed before my fingernails... More >>
Tickets are on Sale
The Festival Tickets went on sale today - August 15 - check out the Ticket page to find your way to TICKETSOURCE, or your own local Box Office.
As an approach to reach a younger audience, and encourage their interest in cinema and film, this year's Village Film Festival has linked up with Signals Media Colchester to offer a Practical Filmmaking Course for 12-18 year olds. Thanks to our major sponsors BFI Film Audience Network and Gotelee's... More >>
Our leaflet has gone to print
Our leaflet has gone to printAfter hours sitting at the computer, reading and rereading, editing and re-editing and then re-editing three, four or five times more, praying that Emma at Tuddenham Press wouldn't give up on us, we have gone to press. And even now there is a mistake! Not going to say... More >>
Might you want to become a Festival '15 Volunteer?
During the Festival (2-17 Oct) we will be needing lots of extra help running all the venues. If you are a techi with knowledge of projecting or would like to volunteer to sit on the Door to meet and greet, be an Usherette, Ice cream seller, Bar person or even just do a bit of washing up - we would love to... More >>
The Village Film Festival steering group would like to congratulate Suffolk's own Mat Kirkby for winning the Live Short Academy Oscar 2015 for his film "The Phone Call". Sally Hawkins and Jim Broadbent star in this heart wrenching mini epic.Congratulations too, to Daisy Jacobs for winning this year's... More >>
Confirmed Speakers 20 July '15
Time Out Film Critic Nigel Floyd has confirmed he will be introducing Thomas Vinterberg's 2015 Thomas Hardy classic costume drama "Far from the Madding Crowd" at the Assembly Rooms, Dedham.Writer and speaker Sydney Bayley will be introducing and leading a Q&A at the screening of Victor... More >>
PRESS RELEASE 26 APRIL 2015
Village Film Festival to return,bigger and better than before Early October 2015 will see the third Village Film Festival (VFF), an event first launched by Dedham Films in 2011. And for the first time this year four other community cinemas from East Bergholt, Langham, Polstead and Wivenhoe will all be producing... More >>
EVENT SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
VILLAGE FILM FESTIVAL October 2 – 17 2015Dedham • East Bergholt • Langham • Polstead • WivenhoeVFF - EVENT or GOLD SPONSOR (£250)
to maximum 10 company sponsors)
positioning of name or logo on all VFF promotional material common to the five
villages taking part, including but... More >>