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What's on Bristol's Film & TV schedule this year?

Digital Editor Amelia Jacob takes us on a virtual tour of Bristol's film scene, outlining dates you must fill into your calendar for the upcoming academic year.

By Amelia Jacob, Film & TV Digital Editor

Bristol is a city like no other; the wide variety of film events held in this vibrant city throughout the year is, no doubt, a testament to the city’s commitment to creativity. For student cinephiles, look no further, as we have compiled a list of events you won’t want to miss this academic year, ranging from festivals to more intimate screenings. Make sure to jot these down in your calendar...

Bristol Film Festival

As part of the festival this year, timeless and iconic movies are being screened in well-known locations around the city until December 2022. Highlights include: The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) at Bristol Improv Theatre and Top Gun (1986) at Aerospace Bristol.

Encounters Film Festival

The leading short film, animated and virtual reality film festival in the UK, Encounters, runs from the 27th September - 2nd October 2022.

Wildscreen Film Festival

Consisting of four subjects: Craft, Industry, Global Voices and Planetary Crisis, Wildscreen takes place from 10th - 14th October 2022.

Black History Month Screening

This event, organised by the University of Bristol, will take place on 11th October 2022, with the film yet to be announced.

Forbidden Worlds Film Festival

This festival, celebrating classic and little-known horror flicks, will run from 28th - 30th October 2022 at the former IMAX cinema, Bristol aquarium.

FWFF is offering 10% off Weekend & Day passes during Fresher's week when you use the code: F0rb!dd3nStud3ntTickets are £5 for students as it is.

Afrika Eye Film Festival

The South West of England’s "biggest celebration of African cinema and culture” runs from 9th - 17th November 2022.

Slapstick Festival

This festival highlights “silent, visual and classic onscreen comedy” with high-profile guest appearances, running from the 16 - 19th February 2023.

Bluescreen short film nights

2023 dates are yet to be confirmed for this regular event at the Cube Cinema, where attendees are encouraged to bring their short films for screening. If you're interested in supporting local talent, definitely check this out!

Featured Image: Valery Tenevoy / Unsplash

Keep your eyes peeled on our socials for any additional upcoming film events and opportunities for you to get involved this year! Follow us on Instagram @epigram_film