Social distancing, even at 1 metre +,  is making it virtually impossible to run at all our special venues, but we hope that very soon we will be able to put in place safeguarding and Covid 19 secure procedures, working with our valued venue organisers, and this will enable us to welcome you back safely.

We will be making announcements in the coming months about when we can open our doors again, but we hope that you have been able to find great films to keep you entertained during lockdown. There is a wealth of film streaming options out there, but we will be sending information out to our subscribers, friends and patrons very soon, listing where to find independent and archive films that you may not have seen, or that you may want to see again.  We will also be making film notes from past festival films accessible via our website to help you get the most out of these films if you are watching them.

If you would like to subscribe to our e-newsletters and to be kept informed of festival news, then please do securely sign up with your email address on our home page so we can keep in touch with you.  Your support is more important to us now than it has ever been, and we hope to see you in the coming months.


Due to the current situation, bookings for the 2020 Purbeck Film Festival are temporarily closed. We look forward to announcing the 24th Purbeck Film Festival as soon as possible.


Purbeck Shorts Competition

The Call for Entries for the Purbeck Shorts Competition 2019 is now closed.

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