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. Jason has been with FilmBath since 2015.

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.

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.

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 second 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.