so it won't have a plethora of famous movie stars turning up to
watch the opening night movie but the Cotswold International Film
Festival, now in its fourth year, returns on Friday September 5
and has entries flooding in from all over the world.
variety of films will be shown include dramas, comedies, wild life,
animation, music events and experimental films.
how did the small Cotswold town of Stroud become host to an International
all began in 2000 when members of the Cotswold Video Camera Club
decided to expand their horizons and set up a film festival.
brainchild of publicity officer, Lee Prescott, the idea was forwarded,
developed, accepted and funding set up.
an award winning film maker and festival devotee Lee became the
driving force behind the success of the festival.
also became the festival officer, festival secretary and the rest
his cohorts of film fans the first festival took place in July 2000,
with 124 entries from 21 countries.
covered a wide range of subjects and the
award for the Best Film of the 2000 Festival went to Terry Elding
for an underwater study of life on a Maldive island.
festival continues to go from strength to strength and this
year will host 100 entries from amateur film makers from over 20
festival is open to any amateur film maker and categories include:
- Media Students and students (age limit 25)
International Film festival
Subscription Rooms, Stroud
September 5 & 6
£3.00 (concs £200) Advance tickets £2.50
£3.50 (concs £2.00) Advance tickets £3.00
you fancy sending a film to the festival it must be on the following
format: Standard 8mm. Super 8mm. and 16mm. Video PAL SYSTEM: DV.
miniDV. Hi8. S-VHS. VHS. NTSC - VHS only.
closing date for this year's entries has now closed, but entries
can be sent in for next year's festival.