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Big Picture Festival '24

will take place from 29th August - 1st September in and around Stratford-upon-Avon.

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Big Picture Festival '24

features short films from local filmmakers as well as international and independent feature films! This year's theme is 'Beyond the Frame: Legacy on Screen' so expect an exciting mix of empowering documentaries, inspiring new writing and cult classics.The festival operates on a pay-what-you-can basis so there is no financial barrier to attend.

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Short Film Competition

Our short film competition will be opening soon! We're looking for short films from local filmmakers based on this year's theme of 'Beyond the Frame: Legacy on Screen'.


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"top 3 most organised festivals: Raindance, yourselves and Southampton."

Marc Zammit, Actor and Filmmaker

"excellent programming choices"

Mike McCahill (2019) – film and TV critic for The Guardian and The Telegraph 

"This was my first encounter with the festival and I very much enjoyed the range and quality of shorts on offer."

Audience Review 2020

"Great selection of different films I wouldn't have known about otherwise!"

Audience Review 2021

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