For anyone interested in film or filmmaking, this is a group for the exciting new annual international film festival which launches in Epsom and surrounding areas in October 2018. Run by volunteers, we're looking to connect with local people and filmmakers and we'll be meeting regularly to discuss ideas for the festival to ensure it's an event to remember.
Meetings will be fun affairs and (as filmlovers!) we'll also be arranging trips to the local cinema and exclusive screenings.
The festival will include feature films, short films, documentaries, animation and computer games and is intended to attract filmmakers from around the world (we already have submissions from over 30 countries and some of the most exciting up-and-coming filmmakers).
As well as screenings of the best independent films, the festival will bring high profile industry people to the area (the judging panel already includes Oscar, Emmy and BAFTA winners, producers, literary agents and other experienced industry professionals) and will include networking events, Q&As, classes, debates and closes with a gala red carpet awards ceremony.
We're hoping this will be a truly inspiring event for local people and we'd love as many from the area as possible to get involved - but we're also delighted to join up with anyone from outside of Surrey as this is a global affair! So if you love watching films, love making films or have always wanted to learn about the process, then this is the group! We'll be arranging the first meetup - a casual coffee to talk about the festival - in March with the Artistic Director where you can hear all about the schedule and put forward your own thoughts and ideas.