The new forest film festival

Competitions, events, film screenings and more

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8-16 JUNE 2019



In the run up to our 9 day event, there are two film competitions open for entries that Film:New Forest are supporting.


A large programme of events including ComicCon, Masterclasses and more


Films with a New Forest connection showcasing our amazing local creative talent a variety of local New Forest Venues.


The 2019 festival will see film showings around the district, many with a strong local connection, and film related events for those already in the industry, or who have an interest.

competition judges

There are a number of categories for our competitions.

The judges for the 2019 Film Festival competition will be working in tiers.


Mark kermode

Mark Kermode is Chief Film Critic for the Observer, co-host of Kermode & Mayo's Film Review on BBC Radio 5 Live, host of his classical music show on Scala Radio and reviewer for the BBC’s News Channel Film Review. We welcome him as the judge and presenter of the Best International category.

Photo credit: Julie Edwards Photography


Tyger Drew Honey

Tyger Drew Honey (Outnumbered and Cuckoo) will be judging the narrative category of the student films at the Film Festival and presenting the winners with their trophies at the awards.

Jon Cuthill

New Forest based TV presenter Jon Cuthill fronts the BBC's Inside Out programme for the South of England. Having worked for the BBC for nearly 25 years Jon is an award winning journalist and producer. We welcome him as the judge and presenter of the Student Documentary category.

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