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Shakespeare Film Festival

After a year’s break we're back with our Film Festival and global short film competition.

The Shakespeare Film Festival is back in September 2017 with all new events and our short film competition Shakespeare Shorts: Crossing Borders (also known as Filming Shakespeare). 

We're delighted that our patron Sir Kenneth Branagh will be acting as a judge in this year's competition.

As well as our short film competition we will be screening two well-known films inspired by Shakespeare and offering a variety of workshops in the art of film making and animation in our Film Festival in Stratford-upon-Avon.

“I am pleased to be patron and judge of The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Shakespeare Film Festival. The works of the world's greatest playwright have featured on the screen in many and varied ways. This new annual celebration of Shakespeare Film is not only a wonderful opportunity to look back at landmark productions, but also to nurture new film making talent and explore fresh ways of translating his work to the screen. I wish it every success.”

— Sir Kenneth Branagh, Patron

Follow the links above to find out more about our Film Festival events, Shakespeare Shorts competition and festival partners.

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