“I like going to the cinema; I love going to a film during the festival.” FilmBath creative director Philip Raby.

At FilmBath Festival there is a buzz, a hum, and a rustle of expectation, a sense of adventure and of community.

It is a festival that gives you novelty, unexpected meetings with friends, discussions and debates – a chance to immerse yourself in film and emerge enlightened as a true film fan.

Every year, audiences revel in the special atmosphere of the festival – packed yet quiet auditoriums – special guests, live events, and surprises.

It is the product of the work of dozens of people who have given their time for the love of the movies, not because it’s their job. The Programming Committee spend an entire year sifting through all the recent art house films, feature docs, locally made features, specialised and independent British film and films from around the world – as well as countless shorts – to bring you the most carefully curated programme of films which would otherwise pass Bath by.