Celebrating and supporting filmmaking gtalent Welcome to Birmingham!
The Birmingham Film Festival is a 10-day international film celebration showcasing professional and independent films
from around the world, compriseing of a wide range of genres, styles, budgets and topics, all shown in our spectacular 350-seat auditorium. 


Over 4,500 guests are expected through the doors at our events, making the Birmingham Film Festival the largest film and media event in the West Midlands.


The best films are nominated for a range of awards, of which there are over 20 categories, including young filmmakers, local filmmakers and international filmmakers. The films deemed to be the very best in their category then receive their awards at the Festival’s glamourous, star-studded showpiece, the Gala Awards Dinner. 


Furthermore, all of those nominees’ films will be screened to the public during the festival.


Running from 4th  - 13th November, the festival also includes seminars and workshops, presented and hosted by high-profile industry experts and professionals. The majority of the events are free, making the festival truly inclusive.

Now in the seventh year, the 2021 festival received over 1,000 entries, screened over 200 films and the sell-out Gala Awards Dinner was attended by over 300 guests. We are already on course to exceed those numbers in 2022.

Celebrating and supporting filmmaking gtalent The heart of any festival is of course the films and we show over 200 of them.
With 350 seats available and screenings free to attend, there is now where better to be!

Celebrating and supporting filmmaking gtalent We have a range of awards given to the films considered best in various categories. We celebrate every aspect of film and screen production. Our committee selects the films to show and our Grand Jury pick the winners which we announce at our Awards Gala.

At the Awards Gala you can join us as we celebrate the amazing work and films from the festival. A great way to end a great week!

Celebrating and supporting filmmaking gtalent Directors, producer and cast members are invited to share their experiences following the screening of their films, giving ausdience and delegates a chance to gain an insight into films shown at the festival. 

Celebrating and supporting filmmaking gtalent Learn essential film and media skills from industry professionals across a range of subjects. Gain the knowledge and experience to further your career. Many of these workshops are free.

Celebrating and supporting filmmaking gtalent We have a host of seminars and lectures on offer from a range of industry experts.
Our delegates are given access to a wealth of knowledge and oportunity.

An opportunity to meet and interact with a wide range of film and media industry professionals.
A fun and informal social enviroment but with plenty to get excited about.

Celebrating and supporting filmmaking gtalent Millennium Point   Curzon Street, Birmingham, B4 7XG
The impressive 350 seater auditorium has been our home for screening and addiitonal events since 2018.

Macdonald Burlington Hotel   Burlington Arcade, 126 New St, Birmingham B2 4JQ

A charming and historic 4-star Birmingham venue is steeped in history and style.