We are inviting our most valued film festival community members (that means YOU!) to be part of our next chapter as 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 and more.

If you love thought-provoking film, arts, culture, people and events, you’re in the right place.

As a FilmBath Benefactor you will receive:

  • Priority Booking 5 days before tickets go on sale
  • Unique access to a special preview of each year’s programme, hosted by our creative director
  • Invitation to a special annual Benefactors’ open air screening in a beautiful setting
  • Invitation to the Opening Night Party of FilmBath Festival
  • Free tickets to FilmScore Grand Final, IMDb Script to Screen Final and the IMDb Awards
  • Invitations to special screenings of film previews during the year
  • Invitations to meet filmmakers and fellow benefactors

Join us here

A letter from our patron, Ken Loach


Dear Bath Film Festival Supporter,

As you know, in the name of austerity, the government has imposed heavy cuts on local government spending. This has led to the Conservative-controlled B&NES council cutting all arts funding by 40%.

This has been devastating.  Arts organisations such as FilmBath (which used to be Bath Film Festival) are really struggling to make ends meet. We want to keep our festival going with a broad programme of films and related activities.  We feel we have made a valuable and unique contribution to the cultural life of the city.

I have been a patron of Bath Film Festival for many years, along with film colleagues such as Sally Potter, Thelma Schoonmaker and Stephen Woolley. We believe in the importance of cinema as a medium that is not only a window onto the world, but entertaining and often sheer fun.

Can I ask that you support us in two ways? Please support us financially so that we can survive next year.  And, equally importantly, let us agree that art and culture benefit us all, and should be a collective responsibility.

If we can win this argument, we might not need to ask again.

With best wishes from,

Ken Loach