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 Margaret Heffernan, who ensure that the organisation works smoothly.
Our fiercely dedicated Programming Team of eight 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 70, 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.
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.
Programming the festival
Overseen by Philip Raby and featuring: Elspeth Hinde, Clair Titley, Valencia Haynes, Jason Barker, Lorena Pino Montilla and Chris Baker, this lot are the reason that our programme is so strong and genuinely has something for everyone.
With a Masters in Visual Communication, Sophie’s passions lie within cinematography and production design. A dog owner, rugby fan and moonwalker (since the age of 7!) with an unhealthy obsession with immersive cinema.
Former programmer of BFI Flare and current programme consultant for BFI London Film Festival, Jason is also a filmmaker who has recently completed his first feature documentary, an occasional actor and an aspiring writer. Jason has been with FilmBath since 2015.
With an MA specialising in Women’s Cinema Histories, Willa is passionate about film and promoting women within the industry. Self-confessed film nerd.
English Literature with Creative Writing graduate from Falmouth University. Ardent lover of films, screenwriting, tea, cats and anything quirky . Can often be found browsing bookshops or exploring the cornish coast.
Third year Publishing and Creative Writing student at Bath Spa University. List maker, coffee drinker, cake eater, and huge fan of bad-ass, empowered women. This is Honey’s second year volunteering with FilmBath.
English Literature/Philosophy graduate studying a Broadcasting Masters. Lover of quirks, stories and all things media.
Inveterate cinephile with a taste for independent and arthouse film, plus the occasional low-budget midnight movie. Easily distracted by old books, languages and folk music. This is Hamish’s second year with FilmBath.
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.
Project Manager at the wonderful Bath-based Space48 and all-round brilliant person. Hannah has been volunteering for the festival since 2013.
Film Graduate, excessive tea drinker, dog lover and believer in unicorns. Especially loves films that show girl power! This is Georgie‘s second year volunteering for the festival.
Copywriter, veg enthusiast and equality apostle, Nicky loves discovering new film genres, directors and venues at the festival each year.
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.