After a blockbusting first year, Chelmsford Film Festival returns for a sequel and like all sequels it promises to be even bigger and better than the original.

Launched in 2017, Chelmsford Film Festival is an annual event dedicated to celebrating and showcasing the best from the world of short film. This year’s festival takes place from Wednesday, June 6 to Saturday, June 9 and has a line-up which will delight film insiders and film fans alike.


The four-day festival will feature talks from industry figures, networking opportunities, screenings of top independent short films from local and international filmmakers, plus an awards ceremony to recognise the most outstanding work shown this year.

“After the success of last year we wanted to push things even further this year,” said CFF founder and CEO Carl Mackenzie. “We’re really excited to present our award for Outstanding Contribution to British Cinema on our opening night and have a gala screening of Cannibals and Carpet Fitters.”

After the opening night, there’ll be an evening of networking where you can meet film-makers and industry experts. “With all of our team working within the film, we know how important it is to hook up with the right people and make the right connections,” said Andy Pinkney, CCF director and co-founder.

Throughout the festival there will be screenings of films shortlisted from entries received from the UK and around the world which Chris Cook, festival director is especially excited about: “You just don’t get to see this sort of thing on the big screen very often.”

Finally, the festival’s finale will feature an awards ceremony for the most outstanding entries among the short films and a closing party.

The festival day by day:

Opening Night: Everyman Cinema, Bond Street, June 6 Everyman Cinema hosts the opening night featuring a presentation of Outstanding Contribution to British Cinema followed by an interview and Q&A session.

There will also be a screening of this year’s officially selected opening night film, Cannibals and Carpet Fitters, followed by a Q&A session with the cast and crew.

Networking Evening: Chop Bloc, Chelmsford, June 7 Join us for an evening dedicated to networking with fellow filmmakers, enthusiasts, and industry professionals.

Officially Selected Film Screenings: Everyman, Chelmsford, June 7, 8 & 9 All of this year’s selected film screenings will take place at Everyman Cinema and will showcase the best short films from around the world. The audience will participate as they vote for this year’s best film for the 2018 Audience Film Choice Award.

Awards Ceremony & Closing Party: Transition, Chelmsford, June 9 A night of music, networking and awards presented to the winners of 11 categories. After the awards, Chelmsford’s coolest venue, Bassment hosts the official closing party.

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Chelmsford Film Festival 2018 is proudly sponsored and partnered by Everyman Cinema, Bond Street, Tiptree, G&B Finch, Integro, Braintree & Colchester institute and Chelmsford College.