Wednesday 11th – Sunday 15th April 2018, Bridport Arts Centre

The 11th April welcomes back From Page to Screen for its 10th anniversary edition, as part of Bridport’s Film Festival.

AUB’s Bournemouth Film School (BFS) are a major partner of the festival. In addition to encouraging excellence in the film adaptation of books, the festival aims to inspire people of all ages to watch, read and create films and books, while bringing recognition to Bridport and the South West as a cultural hub in film and literature.


To celebrate, BFS students will screen trailers of their productions before each main feature. These submissions will focus on examples of work from the BFS courses; BA (Hons) Film ProductionBA (Hons) Make-up for Media and Performance, BA (Hons) Visual Effects Design and Production, BA (Hons) Costume and Performance Design, BA (Hons) Acting and MA and BA (Hons) Animation Production.

This year’s curator is author, actor and director, Garth Jennings. Garth directed The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (2005) and wrote and directed Son of Rambow (2007). The Deadly 7 and The Wildest Cowboy are his first children’s books.


British author Ian McEwan, author Helen Jacey, author and original festival curator Jonathan Coe, and actor Peter Turner, are just some of the festival’s inspiring guest speakers.

Featured screenings will include The Comfort of Strangers (1990) and On Chesil Beach (2018) accompanied by a talk from Ian McEwan, What Ever Happened to Baby Jane (1962), Molly’s Game (2017), and upcoming children’s film, Mary & The Witch’s Flower (2017), plus many more.


Students will assist at the festival under the imaginative title of ‘Hot off the Fest Crew’. They will also document the entire event by interviewing speakers and attending screenings and workshops, which will include an 11am Saturday workshop led by Garth Jennings.

Tickets are on sale now.

A taster of Bournemouth Film School’s productions