Colchester Film Festival takes place in Colchester, the oldest recorded Roman town in Britain, and for a time the capital of Roman Britain. The town has a wealth of incredible heritage attractions – and so much more to visit. There is a buzzing arts and cultural scene, fantastic restaurants, a great mix independent and big name shops – to name but a few reasons to visit.

The festivals main venue Firstsite is a visual arts organisation whose integrated programme of work includes projects, exhibitions and publications by established and emerging artists, as well as extensive learning opportunities and artists’ support initiatives.

Firstsite’s excellent facilities are integral to the success of the festival, providing us with a state of the art auditorium and the purpose built learning spaces.

Lewis Gardens
Essex CO1 1JH
+44 (0)1206 577 067
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Tiptree Tea Room at The Minories is just 1 minute walk from our venue and is the perfect destination for breakfast and lunch during the festival. The tea room is a place where you can escape, relax and unwind and offers a wide range of home-made meals, made with fresh and tempting ingredients.

Open 9:30 – 16:00. To book a table tel: 01206 765131
or e-mail:

The Batte Lay Tea Room
74 High Street
Essex, CO1 1UE
+44 (0)1206 577 067
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