Save the dates! The 29th Annual Purbeck Film Festival will be held from Friday 18th October to Saturday 2nd November 2024.

In the meantime, we’ve got some great screenings planned. Join us for our outdoor screenings at Corfe Castle and over venues over the Summer.  Check out our What’s On section for more information on current screenings. 


Here are some highlights from our 2023 Autumn Festival. Thanks to everyone who helped make it such a success.


  • 2024 Purbeck Film Festival Dates
    The dates for the 29th Annual Purbeck Film Festival are Friday 18th October to Saturday 2nd November 2024. Click to see other dates so far >>>>
  • Waiting List for THE GRAND SWIM
    If you missed the sell-out screening of THE GRAND SWIM, you can sign up for news of the second screening via the link at the end of this article.
  • Thank you for making 2023 a memorable year
    The autumn festival welcomed nearly 5,000 people over the fortnight, an increase of 20% on last year - thank you to all for supporting the film festival.
  • 2023 Purbeck Shorts Competition
    Winners of the 2023 competition announced. The Purbeck Film Festival Shorts Competition 2023 was a roaring success, well attended by directors, producers, members of the cast and a vibrant audience.
  • Volunteering Opportunities with the Purbeck Film Festival
    We are seeking reliable volunteers who are dedicated and passionate about making our events a success.

the purbeck film festival needs members to survive. you could be one of them

The Purbeck Film Festival is a Registered Charity and survives through the support of members and patrons – individuals like you. By becoming a member, you will play a vital role in supporting the UK’s oldest rural film festival, ensuring the screening of captivating and challenging films throughout Purbeck while backing aspiring filmmakers and local small communities. Additionally, you have the opportunity to Sponsor a Screening or make a one-off donation to sustain the vitality of this beloved film festival. Join us today to make a meaningful impact – we eagerly look forward to welcoming you.

(Please note that membership will automatically renew on an annual basis until cancelled.)

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