Kent Graduate directs film starring Emma Thompson and Dustin Hoffman

Kent Graduate Joel Hopkins latest film, Last Chance Harvey, starring Academy Award winners Emma Thompson and Dustin Hoffman, is due to be released on DVD in November. Hopkins, who studied for his BA Honours in Art and Design and Radio, Film and Television Studies at Canterbury Christ Church University, wrote and directed the film. Last […]



Film success launches new fund to support Kent production

Kent County Council becomes the first local authority to provide a fund for Film and TV production A pioneering new fund for film and TV production in Kent has been launched after Kent-made feature film ‘The Calling’,starring Brenda Blethyn,generated more than £500,000 for the county’s economy and received prestigious recognition at the Edinburgh International Film […]



Kent Development Fund

  Kent County Council’s  Kent Film Office have announced a development fund which will provide £200,000 a year, to support film and television projects from script development to investing in productions wishing to locate their filming in Kent. This followed the success of KCC’s pilot investment in The Calling starring Brenda Blethyn by Ramsgate based […]



Close Encounters

  Prize Draw Winners Announced! In August, Kent Film Office encouraged you to send in your Kentish filming experiences, whether they were behind the scenes videos and pictures or stories and tales of when a film or television production came to your town. The entries received have helped us map out Kent’s filming history so […]



YOBS key to a better Life?

A Summer Arts College with Medb Films for disadvantaged young people The summer of 2009 saw an exciting initiative take place: Medb Films hosted a summer school for a group aged 10- 17 who have a history of offending or are at risk of offending.  In six weeks the project aimed to teach the basic skills […]



Waybuloo (2009)

Kent based The Foundation launches a new programme on CBeebies RDF Media Group ” The Foundation CBeebies A new children series entitled Waybuloo has been launched on CBeebies and features De LI, Lau Lau, Nok Tok and Yojojo, 4 new CGI characters who live in a Japanese style garden called Nara. The Piplings, as they […]



The Man Behind the Masquerade (2009)

Documentary reuniting Kent born artist Kit Williams with the Golden Hare Production Company: BBC In 1979, Kit William’s children’s book ‘Masquerade’ was published. The meticulously illustrated book gave clues to the whereabouts of an object hidden by Kit. This was supposed to be a great treasure in the shape of a jewel encrusted Golden Hare.. […]



Ken Russell returns to Herne Bay

45 years after the filming of ‘French Dressing’, Ken Russell returns to Herne Bay Oscar winning director Ken Russell returned to Herne Bay, 45 years after he filmed his first feature film ‘French Dressing’ there. The organisers of the annual Herne Bay Festival chose French Dressing as this years Screen on the Green Feature Film. […]



STOLEN YOUTH Brings Success to Leon Chambers

Leon Chambers has directed five short films to date through his production company Third Light Films, which is based in West Kent. Their award winning short, Stolen Youth, focuses on a destructive young lad who wrecks havoc on a small village whilst its residents are enjoying their Sunday lunch. In a twist of fate the boy […]



HORROR SHORT FILMS COMPETITION Announces its winners

A gala event was held at Margate’s Theatre Royal to celebrate the entries of this year’s 2 Days Later Short Horror films competition. The contest was open to all film makers and required them to produce a short horror film in 48 hours featuring 3 items from a list supplied by the organisers of the […]