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.

Holly Tarquini

Holly Tarquini

Executive Director

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.

Philip Raby

Philip Raby

Creative Director

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.

Barbara Carroll

Barbara Carroll

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.

Chris Baker

Chris Baker

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.

Alastair Goolden

Alastair Goolden

Technical Manager

Afflicted by a continuing fascination for images flickering on a wall. Alastair has been with the festival since 1990.

Jason Barker

Jason Barker

Programmer

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.

Pam Beddard

Pam Beddard

Festival PR

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 pam.beddard@btinternet.com or Skype pam.beddard

Hannah Atkinson

Hannah Atkinson

Website Manager

Project Manager at the wonderful Bath-based Storm Consultancy and all-round brilliant person. Hannah has been volunteering for the festival since 2013.

Madeleine Hall

Madeleine Hall

Production Coordinator

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

Shereen Singer

Marketing Assistant

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.

Georgie Hawke

Georgie Hawke

F-Rating Assistant

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.

Oli Cliffe

Oli Cliffe

Festival Assistant

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.

Vicky Mendham

Vicky Mendham

Copy Editor

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.

Hamish Duncan

Hamish Duncan

Copy Editor

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.

Elspeth Hinde

Elspeth Hinde

Festival Ambassador

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.

Dave Lifton

Dave Lifton

Blogs/Vlogs

Blogger and writer with an obsession for both sides of the camera. I am awed by Sci-fi and inspired by documentaries.

Ben Rive

Ben Rive

Projectionist

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.