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Bristol Film Festival launches in 2016

Written by
Shaun Curnow

When it comes to film festivals, Bristol can already boast quite a few: alongside the likes of Encounters and the Slapstick Festival, we can also enjoy the Radical Film Festival, Pride Film Festival and more.

Even so, 2016 will see the launch of the inaugural Bristol Film Festival (otherwise known as BriFF), a film-based art festival that will offer attendees a varied mix of activities, including guided studio tours, expert talks, music performances, workshops, pop up screenings and more.

Taking place from March 11-13, BriFF has already confirmed several programme highlights. Along with a screening of 'Madagascar' at Bristol Zoo and an interactive screening of 'Sideways' – complete with wine tasting in Averys Wine Cellars – there's also going to be truly eerie screenings of 'Alien' and 'The Descent', underground in Redcliffe Caves.


Other events will include a movie cocktail masterclass, soundtrack composing at the Arnolfini and an a cappella concert at St George's which will explore the history of music in film.

Further information on programme events and tickets for the festival and individual events will be announced in early 2016. You can keep up to date with news by following @BriFF_Bristol.

Bristol Film Festival. March 11-13, 2016. Various locations. 

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