Applications are open to the BFI Film Academy 2016/17 in Kent!

Dates: 8 Saturdays between 15th October 2016 and 28 January 2017 Ages: 16-19 year olds Where: Folkestone and  The Maidstone Studios Price: £25, although bursaries are available Deadline to apply: 12pm on Tuesday 20th September 2016 Are you aspiring to be the next Christopher Nolan, Danny Boyle or Kathryn Bigelow? Then check out the BFI […]

Channel 4 series Born On casting in the Whitstable area!

  New Channel 4 social history documentary series Born On are urgently seeking some supporting artists for filming in March. The programme takes 3 people who were all born on exactly the same date – each with their own amazing stories – and interviews them about their lives and experiences. The programme uses archive footage, interviews […]

The Kent Film Office Promotional Film is here showing Kent’s unique and diverse locations!

  Kent Locations Used: Discovery Park, Leeds Castle, Falconhurst Estate, Bedgebury National Pinetum Forest, Chilham Village, Belmont House, Hole Park, Botany Bay, Warren Country Park, Chatham Naval Memorial and The Historic Dockyard Chatham In the summer of 2015, the Kent Film Office commissioned University for the Creative Arts BA (Hons) Television Production students, Hannah Darby […]

The Kent Movie Map detailing the county’s filming history is complete!

The Kent County Council Film Office has collated the details of the feature films and TV dramas which have filmed in the county into an extensive catalogue celebrating the county’s filming history: the Kent Movie Map. The interactive map details over 200 productions which have filmed across nearly 300 locations. The earliest project to feature […]

BFI Film Academy Open to Young Kent Filmmakers!

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Dates: Saturdays between 5 December 2015 and 28 February 2016 Ages: 16-19 year olds Where: Folkestone and The Maidstone Studios Price: £25, although bursaries are available Deadline to apply: 12pm on Monday 2 November 2015 Are you aspiring to be the next Christopher Nolan, Danny Boyle or Kathryn Bigelow? Then check out the BFI Film […]

Rochester Castle featured in ITV’s Rugby Cup 2015 opening titles!

Rugby team performing the Haka at Rochester Castle.

Kent Location used: Rochester Castle On the 18th September 2015, the Rugby World Cup kicked off with England’s first match against Fiji and in ITV’s opening titles, Rochester Castle is featured along with other famous English landmarks. Pop star Paloma Faith sings a new version of the rugby anthem “World In Union” for the titles. […]

The Swale Film Festival returns on the 24th-27th September!

The Swale Film Festival logo for 2015

Dates: 24th – 27th September 2015 Venues: The Avenue Theatre, and New Century Cinema in Sittingbourne and Blue Town Criterion Cinema Sheerness The Swale Film Festival returns for its seventh year, starting with the opening ceremony on the 24th September 2015. The four day festival will screen a variety of films in Swale, prices ranging […]

Feature film Second Spring fund raising to shoot in Medway!

SECOND SPRING - shadow of a lady with a tree and buildings in the background

Second Spring is an absorbing story about a woman’s struggle for self-control after being diagnosed with a rare mental illness. The production is planning to film in Medway in 2016 and need your help to fund the film!  The film follows passionate archaeologist Kathy Deane who not feeling herself, sees a specialist and is diagnosed […]


On Tuesday 12th May, LAMDA (the London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art) will be screening five shorts, all set in Whitstable, at the Curzon in Soho. Four professional writers were commissioned by LAMDA to write five short films, which graduating actors on the Foundation Degree in Professional Acting star in. As well as being […]

Rosie Tremain’s Novel ‘Sacred Country’ to be adapted into a film by Kent filmmaker Jan Dunn

Merryn Pearse as Mary with air rifle and wearing fur hat

Influenced and fuelled by her own experiences in the LGBT community, multi award winning filmmaker, Jan Dunn, has adapted Rose Tremain’s bestselling novel ‘Sacred Country’ into a screenplay, which she aims to make into a film shot on location around Kent. Dunn’s screenplay is a sensitive, colourful and often humorous account of protagonist, Mary Ward’s personal […]