FilmBath would be nothing without the generous voluntary work of our team of passionate film lovers.
We are a registered charity (#1080952) overseen by a benevolent group of trustees, chaired by Barbara Carroll, who ensure that the organisation works smoothly.
Our fiercely dedicated Programming Team (all volunteers) watch over 600 films a year to find the best shorts and features to screen at the festival.
FilmBath is managed by the Executive Director Holly Tarquini with Philip Raby (Creative Director), Chris Baker (Founder of Bath Film Festival), Alastair Goolden (Technical Manager), Elspeth Hinde (Festival Ambassador), and our essential interns & volunteers.
As festival time nears, our ranks swell to around 80, with volunteers doing everything from managing stewards and copy-editing the brochure to photographing venues, marketing, stewarding and managing events. If you would like to volunteer for the festival, then have a look here.
Passionate about the representation of women on screen and behind the camera, Holly has over 10 years’ experience as a TV director/producer and has been with FilmBath since 2011.
Previously a video shop owner, now an opinionated film enthusiast, avid reader, passionate music fan, walker, lover of proper sport and devoted family man. Philip has been with the festival since 1990.
Chair of the Trustees
Environmental planner and MD of Enfusion, visiting professor in sustainability and yoga teacher. Biggest passions include photography, painting, wild walking, rock blues, and organising events.
Bath Film Festival Founder
Loves putting on screenings, from church halls to Bath Abbey and beyond. Chris’s favourite saying is: “life is best when on two wheels”. Chris founded the festival in 1990.
Afflicted by a continuing fascination for images flickering on a wall. Alastair has been with the festival since 1990.
Former programmer of BFI Flare and current programme consultant for BFI London Film Festival, Jason is also a filmmaker working on his first feature documentary, an occasional actor and an aspiring writer.
Once sang ‘Blue Ridge Mountains’ with a 90-year-old who’d sung it on set with Laurel and Hardy. For media queries, call +44 117 987 0442, email firstname.lastname@example.org or Skype pam.beddard
Project Manager at the wonderful Bath-based Storm Consultancy and all-round brilliant person. Hannah has been volunteering for the festival since 2013.
Bristol Old Vic Theatre School graduate who has a love of making her own clothes, alongside a passion for black and white film photography and a love of old Hollywood musicals.
Shereen Singer resides in the city of Bristol. In her free time she enjoys exploring and photographing different locations throughout the UK. She graduated with a degree in Journalism and Media and Cultural Studies from the University of the West of England and hopes eventually to travel around the world to write feature articles on the lives of ordinary people.
Film Graduate, excessive tea drinker, dog lover and believer in unicorns. Especially loves films that show girl power! This is Georgie‘s first year volunteering for the festival.
Film and Screen Studies and Psychology graduate, with a passion for any film that makes him laugh, cry, or think (and on the rare occasion, all three). Oli has been volunteering for the festival since 2015.
Translator, cake decorator and family history buff. Keen eye for detail; rather averse to actors doing accents badly. Vicky has been volunteering for the festival since 2013.
Inveterate cinephile with a taste for arthouse and independent films – anything both strange and beautiful. Easily distracted by old books, languages, and Scottish and Irish traditional music.
Product Manager, film fanatic and literary enthusiast who’s optimistic to the core, with a love of Hollywood and Science Fiction. Elspeth has been volunteering for the festival since 2009.
Blogger and writer with an obsession for both sides of the camera. I am awed by Sci-fi and inspired by documentaries.
Film buff, musician, collector/hoarder – making an escape bid from the rat race. Captivated by languages and words, and a lifelong member of the grammar police.