Celebrating Film Talent at the Swale Film Festival

FILMMAKERS of the future have been recognised for their talent at a glittering awards ceremony as part of the third annual Swale Film Festival. Across three venues ” Sittingbourne’s Avenue Theatre, Blue Town Heritage Centre, Sheerness, and Creek Creative in Faversham ” film lovers viewed a mixture of Kent-made movies, alltime favourites and modern blockbusters […]

Kent ready for lights, camera, action as Law is passed

  Kent has landed a leading part in the film industry after its Parliamentary bill to assist filming in the county received Royal Assent and became law. Kent County Council asked Government to push through the bill that has made Kent the only authority in the UK outside London to have legal powers enabling it […]

Female Filmmaking Duo Scoops BEST FILM BEST DIRECTOR Awards

-.but Thanet Thespians’ win the Best Actress & Actor awards! Over 300 Filmmakers and audience came from all over the UK to spend the day watching 51 films at the ‘2 Days Later 10th Competition Halloween Screening & Awards Event’ at The Theatre Royal, Margate. Entrants from as far as Rwanda, Indonesia, Australia and Canada […]

Kent Sweeps the board at the London Independent Film Festival

Kent film makers celebrated a night of Kentish success picking up awards for Best UK Feature Film, Best No-Budget Feature Film and Best Short. Kent obviously has what it takes, since resident film makers celebrated a night of success picking up three of the nine international awards at The London Independent Film Festival. The top […]

We’ve come on holiday by mistake!

  A location made famous by cult classic ‘Withnail and I’ has just been sold for £265,000. The sale of a run down farmhouse set in the beautiful landscape of the Lake District wouldn’t normally invite the attention of the national press but this ruined cottage is no ordinary property. Sleddale Hall was made famous […]

Enter the Kent Excellence in Business Awards 2010

  Calling Kent’s creative companies The prestigious KEiBA – Kent Excellence in Business Awards return once again. The awards scheme is staged and produced by Kent County Council and the KM Group to recognise and reward excellence in Kent’s businesses. Finalists from all the categories will be invited to the awards ceremony, which will take […]

Local Media Student Finds Success Hosting Arts and Media Radio Show

Local student Daniel Nash has found his niche as host to Swales’ local community Arts and Media radio show. Over the past three years the show has specialised in interviewing local groups and societies associated with the arts and media regularly interviewing local theatres and art groups including The Swale Arts Forum regarding Sheppey’  Little […]

Kent Student Wins at British International Amateur Film Festival

  Kent Student Adam Beveridge wins at British International Amateur Film Festival Location: The Historic Dockyard Chatham A-level student Adam Beveridge has been nick-named ‘little Spielberg’ after winning Best Junior Entry at the British International Amateur Film Festival. His short film, ‘Deception’, was shot at a number of locations including The Historic Dockyard Chatham. This […]

Short and Sweet Film Festival

The Results are IN! This year’s Short and Sweet Festival 2010 was organised by students from the University of Kent at Canterbury and sponsored by the Kent Film Office and Kent creative businesses. Celebrating Ingenuity, Inventiveness and Independence, the Short & Sweet is an Independent Film Festival existing to screen and appreciate the works of […]


Two filmmakers from Kent have been shortlisted for Rushes Soho Shorts, one of the most notable shorts film festivals in the UK. The non-profit event is acclaimed, nationally and internationally, as being a major platform for the short film genre, with an equal foc us on emerging and established talent. 170 short films from 23 […]