A Film Festival in Swindon, UK 

halfway between famous London and Cardiff Filmmaking Studios

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We are back in our home Venue for 2021

 Due to extraordinary surcumstances, our festival dates have had to change, our amazing hosts MECA are juggling postponed events and we have graciously assisted, this means we are now running Wednesday 21st - Friday 23rd July. with the very best of Local and international films and of course our  Networking, Cocktails and Gala Awards Night. 

We are also squeezing in a Horror night, and A Q&A with local filmmaker Oliver Rogers and a Star of BBC's BAFTA winning This Country - Dad, comedian Paul Cooper.

The shortened screening time has sadly meant not all selected films can be screened this year, but were definitely worthy of selection and their laurels.

It has been exceptionally tough curating an interesting mix of engaging films from our Selected and Nominated entrants, we hope you enjoy them.


For Screening information, whats on when, go to Screenings

Ridi's Bar Swindon nest dor to MECA - Swindon a great bar and kitchen, fab food and coctails

Born as part of Swindon Fringe, which is a Theatre, Performing Arts and Music festival now in its 8th year, we are proud to be linked to this great cultural event. Although we are now independent from the Fringe, we work closely with it's team and venues bringing the best of the Arts to Swindon and the surrounding areas.

We're based on the Balcony of the legendary MECA in the heart of the Town Centre Culture & Entertainment district. Swindon MECA has previously been The Regent Cinema, followed by Gaumont & Odeon Cinemas and finally the Meca Bingo Hall before being reborn as MECA Music Entertainment & Cultural Arena.


The MECA is the perfect venue for us with a bar in the auditorium and snacks including hot pizza slices, hotdogs and of course, popcorn. 


Rudi's Bar and Kitchen next door is our meet up venue and will host several events during the festival, so make sure you come to the whole event not just the Gala Awards night.

Talking of Awards, we have many categories and awards given on a gender neutral basis. We are a Diverse and Inclusive Festival.

Meca Swindon, Media Entertainment and Culture Arena the old Regent / Gaumont / Odeon Cinema