“Bring an open mind and prepare to be engaged: Bath Film Festival is not somewhere you go to be neutral, it’s somewhere you go to participate”

Ken Loach – FilmBath patron

Welcome to FilmBath, the heart of the film world in Bath and home of FilmBath Festival (previously Bath Film Festival), the F-Rating, FilmScore, the IMDb Awards, Pop-up Screenings & more.

FilmBath is the umbrella organisation which has five constituent parts:

The F-Rating champions women in the industry by highlighting films directed by, written by and starring women with a Fairtrade-type stamp

FilmBath Festival (previously Bath Film Festival) screens the best new and upcoming films from around the world with a stimulating and eclectic programme of films, workshops and film events in venues across Bath and beyond

The IMDb Awards support and reward emerging talent with the Script to Screen Award and the New Filmmaker Award

Our FilmClub runs monthly screenings of festival-typle films at the divine The Walcot.

Our Pop-up Screenings show a range of special events – such as Sally Potter’s rough cut of The Party back in 2017 – and popular films in brilliant locations.

Our mission is to champion and showcase diversity on screen and behind the camera to as widely inclusive an audience as possible, and to inspire exhibitors to programme more diverse films both in the UK and beyond.

Dates for 2020

IMDb Script to Screen Award 2020 – 16 June

Priority Booking for benefactors – 9 Oct

Priority Booking for newsletter subscribers – 14 Oct

ALL bookings – 16 Oct

FilmBath Festival – 5 – 15 Nov 2020

IMDb Awards 2020 – 9 Nov