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Barnet Film Festival

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Barnet Film Festival

Barnet Film Festival

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Bringing the Big screen to Barnet hosting the first ever Barnet Film Festival.

Barnet Idea stage

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Hertfordshire as a county has always held amazing history for British film for over a 100 years. From Elstree Studios creating blockbusters such as Star Wars and Indiana Jones to the set of Eastenders opening it's doors in 1985. It is not shy of a well known film maker or production. We want to shed light on the history of Barnet, educating those on film makers like Stanley Kubrick, Director of Clock Work Orange, The Shining, and 2001: A Space Odyssey who lived and worked from his home in Abbots Mead in Barnet from 1965-1979 known as ‘The Stanley Kubrick Studios.’ For 14 years, he researched, invented special-effects techniques, pre-produced, edited and post-produced his extraordinary body of work from this very house in Barnet. Recently TV productions have also used locations in the area such as Barnet Army Reserve Centre - Grantchester. We want to celebrate this by putting on a yearly film festival in Barnet screening up and coming filmmakers as well as established.

What we'll deliver:

  • An annual 3 day film festival
  • Exhibiting Barnet Film Heritage
  • Showcasing Young Film Makers
  • Encourage Schools to get involved
  • Encourage Elderly to join in

Why it's a great idea:

We want to show those why Barnet is such a great place, by encouraging people to come to Barnet. We'd like to put on a 3 day festival once a year to showcase the history of Barnet within film and also give the younger filmmakers a chance to showcase their work as well as putting on a fantastic few days of film. Bringing the community together. Some children don't get the opportunity to learn about film, that's why we want to be able to educate as well as entertain - not only the young but the elderly too. This festival is inclusive and open to anyone.

Steps to get it done:

  • Involving local filmmakers
  • Setting up a Film Freeway account
  • Involving Local Schools to take part in an under 16's 60 sec film comp
  • Putting on Workshops

To start we are looking to run the festival over 3 days on a weekend in Autumn 2020, having an Opening film and Gala event on the Friday, a full day of programming and events on both the Saturday and Sunday. Closing the festival on the Sunday evening with an awards Gala and prizes.


Location Barnet

About the space

The Bull Theatre


London Borough of Barnet

How will the money be spent?Total £18,299

Screen for Projection - £4,000 (22%)
Printing - £2,000 (11%)
Filmfreeway account - £2,000 (11%)
Technician fee on Festival - £1,200 (7%)
Celebrity Judges/Speakers - £1,000 (5%)
Website/ Domain/ Design/ film listings and up keep - £1,000 (5%)
Archiving/ Conforming/ Standardising - £1,000 (5%)
Photographer at the Festival - £900 (5%)
Sound Technician on Festival days - £750 (4%)
Awards - £700 (4%)
Other - £3,749 (20%)

Costs Breakdown

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Screen for Projection
Filmfreeway account
Technician fee on Festival
Celebrity Judges/Speakers
Website/ Domain/ Design/ film listings and up keep
Archiving/ Conforming/ Standardising
Photographer at the Festival
Sound Technician on Festival days
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • Miscellaneous
  • Projector Hire
  • Venue
  • Parking
  • VAT


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • We would use the additional money to go towards the next years festival, be able to extend the festival with an additional venue for workshops in casting, prop making, directing etc.....
  • National Press to reach a wider audience.

Total £18,299

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