Film Festivals in the county to enjoy this year!


We are now lucky enough to have four fabulous film festivals in Suffolk. Please see information and dates below

Lowestoft Film Festival

Officially Britain’s most easterly film festival! They are passionate about creating a platform for filmmakers that are yet to be discovered and picked up by the bigger film festival circuit. #LWTFilmFest is a celebration of undiscovered talent and independent film from across the UK, that actively supports and champions filmmaking in Lowestoft on the East Coast!

October 20th – 27th 2023 in Lowestoft across various venues. Submit your film to this festival now!

Suffolk Shorts

Suffolk Shorts was established as a Community Interest Company in 2019 with the aim of bringing exceptional short films to Suffolk as well as encouraging local filmmaking. During 2019 the team curated programmes for First Light Festival, and brought The Best of the Fest to Leiston Film Theatre. They held the first full festival in real life, and online with our partners, Ipswich Film Theatre, in October 2021. In 2022 the festival has moved to The Riverside at Woodbridge where it will be again this year.

October 14th 2023 at The Riverside Cinema in Woodbridge. Submit your films to this festival now!

Lavenham Film Festival

As the writers, producers and directors of several films, the team have had first-hand experience of just how hard it can be to get an independent film off the ground, or find the right platform to showcase it.
The LFF was created to help producers old and new by providing an exciting, new, affordable festival to highlight and promote film.
Often described as “the best medieval village in England’, Historic Lavenham will play host to its first film festival this year.
With its picturesque 16th century Guildhall providing one of many breathtaking venues for screenings.

October 1st – 8th 2023 at various locations in Lavenham. Submit your films now!

Bury St Edmunds Open Air Film Festival.

A three-day Open Air Film Festival in Bury St Edmunds’ Abbey Gardens including family favourites, classic oldies and spine-tingling horror flicks.
The Open Air Film Festival also hosts a Street Food Market with a range of tasty vendors and a local flavour, featuring traders local to Bury St Edmunds and Suffolk.

August 17th – 19th in Abbey Gardens in Bury St Edmunds