With thanks to our generous festival funders & sponsors

Purbeck Film Festival gratefully acknowledges support towards the festival from:


Our main funders and sponsors



BFI Film Audience Network

The BFI Film Audience Network is a unique collaboration of eight Film Hubs managed by leading film organisations across the UK. The Film Audience Network is at the heart of the BFI’s latest strategy BFI2022 which seeks to ensure the greatest choice of film is available for everyone.


Born in British waters in 1987, Animal has taken inspiration from its board sports heritage to become a leading lifestyle brand. Combining a passion for adventure and a creative outlook, Animal designs authentic clothes and accessories, creating on-trend collections for those who share a free spirited mindset.


The Animal Story

Animal began life back in 1987 with a single product, the hook and loop watch strap. Designed by two surfers, the strap quickly gained recognition within the action sports community for its rugged, functional nature and the Animal name was born.

Taking inspiration from its board sports heritage, Animal has expanded to become a leading lifestyle brand. Over the past three decades, the in-house design team has created authentic clothes and accessories, collaborating with riders and artists, while retaining the passion for adventure that started the journey all those years ago.

The Salt Pig Restaurants

Quality and provenance is at the heart of The Salt Pig and the ethos is to be able to provide people with quality food from their local surroundings at an affordable price, and being able to show people what is available on their doorstep. The Salt Pig in Wareham and The Salt Pig Too in Swanage both have and an in-house butchery and fishmonger. You can also enjoy delicious food in both locations and the menus change daily depending on what is best and in season at the time. The outside catering is also thriving!

Swanage Town Council

Swanage Town Council is the parish council for the town of Swanage, including the settlements of Durlston, Herston and Ulwell.  Its mission statement is to maintain and enhance Swanage for the well-being and prosperity of present and future generations.


Film Sponsors

Coffee Saloon

Brewing great coffee is a skill. Years of practice and training. We are very proud to be working with La Marzocco Italy who, in our opinion, manufactures the finest espresso machines.  Stabled with Nuova Simonelli Mythos and Mazzer e grinders we are to be taken very seriously.  We are armed and dangerous.  The Coffee Saloons are delighted to sponsor these films and the Purbeck Film Festival. We wish everyone a fantastic festival.


Humphries Kirk Solicitors and Arbitrators

When it comes to legal matters in Dorset, Somerset and London, the most important aspect is trust.

Before you can put your trust in our solicitors, we believe it’s essential that we take the time not only to review your legal issue itself, but also to get to know you. From business to personal affairs, a complete understanding of your circumstances and objectives is the starting point – once we can see the bigger picture, we can focus on the detail.

It’s also about making life easier for you. With today’s busy schedules, we understand that conventional office hours aren’t always convenient – that’s why our team are available at times to suit you. Similarly, we never forget that you want your legal advice in Plain English… law can be complex enough without letting language get in the way.

At Humphries Kirk, we like to keep it simple and we like to keep it personal. As a firm of solicitors, it’s an approach that has served us and our clients well, for almost 300 years.



ipconsult are intellectual property consultants who can help you protect, manage and develop your intellectual property (IP). We work with individuals and businesses to identify IP needs and advise on how IP rights can be protected in line with project strategy.


THE PIG-on the beach

Really a restaurant with rooms, THE PIG-on the beach has an obsessive commitment to home grown and local produce, celebrating the seasons and using only the best, freshest and most authentic foods and ingredients.   It all starts in the kitchen garden!  Everything is driven by our kitchen gardeners, forager and chef – they grow and find the food – our chef then creates the menu; uncomplicated and simple British garden and sea foraged food, true to the micro seasons with the emphasis squarely on fresh, clean flavours.


Isle of Purbeck Sub Aqua Club

We are a small friendly BSAC diving club based on the south coast of England in Swanage, Dorset, home of Swanage Pier, one of the best shallow dive sites in the UK. We're lucky to be based right in the heart of not only beautiful Dorset countryside, but also some of the best south coast diving there is!  As a club we have a very active dive season with boat dives scheduled every week from May through to October. We dive out of Swanage and also Kimmeridge Bay, just a short distance along the coast. We also have social events throughout the year.


Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre

Monkey World has founded the Endangered Asian Species Trust, a UK charity dedicated to protecting Asia’s unique wildlife. In 2008, it opened Dao Tien Endangered Primate Rescue Centre in South Vietnam, focusing on rescuing and rehabilitating endangered primates from the black market trade in Asia and releasing them back into the forest.


Pine Martin Grange

At Pine Martin Grange, we truly believe in providing a home, a life and a thriving community for our residents to enjoy, as well as outstanding care.

We believe in generating a positive environment for our residents to live in, which is why we run regular events and daily activities and have a wide range of excellent facilities. We even offer a chauffeuring service for residents to enjoy a day out with friends or family members.

Just because a loved one has moved into care, it doesn’t mean that families and friends can’t be involved. We actively encourage everyone to drop by whenever they want and as a pet friendly community, you can even bring the family dog!


Talking Legal Lawyers

At Talking Legal Lawyers, commercial law is what we do – that is all we do and we do it exceptionally well.  This niche commercial law firm, headed up by solicitors John Kennar and Natalie Burman, offers cutting edge and comprehensive legal services covering the full range of clients’ business interests.


Tom's Field Campsite & Shop

Traditional Rural Camping. Nothing fancy! Just simple fields, basic facilities in a beautiful place close to a lovely village and a very useful shop!


Sponsors in kind

Arts University Bournemouth

Boho Gelato 

Conker Spirit


Hilton Hotel Bournemouth

Koh Thai Tapas

Lion Consulting

Love Cake

Priory Hotel, Wareham




Advertisers and Prize Sponsors


Bankes Arms Hotel, Corfe Castle

Black Swan

G M Suttle & Co

Greenslade Pleasure Boats

Ian Harris Ceramics

Isle of Purbeck Golf Club

La Trottaria

Lawrence After Arabia (Film)

Little Red Roaster

Spurwing Guest House

The 29029 Restaurant

The Grand Hotel

The Old Stables

The Orchard at Holme

The Square and Compass

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