Event Strands

Event Strands at Bristol Film Festival

Struggling to decide which classic film you want to see? Or perhaps which one of our incredible locations you would like to visit first? Our event strands are designed to highlight the key elements of each event, to help you find the perfect event. We’ve created these short summaries to help you out: 


Vintage Screenings

Classic films paired with themed wine tastings, in the historic and atmospheric setting of Averys Wine Cellars.

In Flight Entertainment

Aerospace Bristol is the home of all our flight-based film screenings – beneath the wings of the magnificent Concorde Alpha Foxtrot.

On Board Brunel’s SS Great Britain

Films with a nautical twist onboard Brunel’s SS Great Britain, the South West’s number one tourist attraction. Keep your eyes peeled for our annual screening of Titanic in November.

Nights at the Museum

Bristol Museum is transformed into a pop-up cinema for screenings themed around their exhibits. Expect live performances from everything to clowns, to trapeze artists, and even the occasional dinosaur…!

Academy Screenings

Film is a work of art – our annual Gala Screening at the RWA encourages guests to dress in their best and celebrate classic cinema, surrounded by some of the finest exhibitions in the region.

Spooky Cinema at Arnos Vale

This stunning Victorian Garden Cemetery is a natural home for some of our more ghostly offerings. Screened in their stunning Anglican Chapels, expect the evening to be filled with ghoulish and ghostly cinema of all kinds!

Underground Cinema

Our Underground Cinema is a pop-up cinema in Redcliffe Caves. Stretching deep beneath the City Centre, for two weekends a year these caves become home to our cult, classic and controversial movies. For those keen to revisit some old favourites, check our the Underground Cinema every March, but if you’re a horror fan, why not spend some of your Halloween weekend with our terrifying Horror In The Caves series?

Music & The Movies

Celebrating the timeless relationship between music and film with the help of Bristol’s most impressive musicians, including organist David Bednall.

To Infinity…

Sci-Fi screened in the impressive Planetarium at We The Curious.

Christmas Cinema

A collection of our festive-themed movies from around the city.

Pop Up Cinema With Hype

Each Christmas, Hype Agency transform The Passenger Shed at Temple Meads into an incredible immersive wonderland with a festive theme. From a fairytale in New York to a circus extravaganza, festive films in this amazing venue are not to be missed!

Midnight Movies

If you’re a horror movie fan, take a look at some of our late-night film screenings across Bristol – not for the faint-hearted!