Welcome to Colchester Film Festival

Colchester Film Festival is an international film festival dedicated to discovering and showcasing the best filmmaking talent from around the world. This year’s festival will be held from the 22nd – 26th of October 2014 at the Firstsite Visual Arts Gallery in Colchester.

Submissions for the festival are now closed and will re-open in February 2015. You can still register for our 60 Hour Film Challenge for FREE and be in with a chance of winning over £5,000 worth of prizes.




Previous festival have featured an entertaining programme of films selected from thousands of entries, including world, European and UK premieres.

We also host a series of workshops and masterclasses to give audiences an insight into the creative process behind film production and to inspire the next generation of filmmakers. Previous guest speakers have included including Academy Award and BAFTA winning producers, directors, writers and actors.

The 2013 festival featured talks from 15 guest speakers and showcased 40 films selected from over 1500 films from over 60 countries.


Colchester Film Festival 2013 Winners


Best Film:
‘The Voorman Problem’

Best Regional Film:

Best 48 Hour Challenge Film:

Best Director:
‘This Way Out’ – Staten Cousins-Roe

Best Screenplay:
‘Good Night’ – Muriel D’Ansembourg

Best Cinematography:
‘Voice Over’ – Jose Martin Rosete

Best Editing:
‘Good Night’ – Una Gunjak


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