23RD – 24TH FEBRUARY 2019

Did you know that Bristol has just been named the UNESCO City of Film? No, we didn’t

either… let’s get this party started!


Bristol 2019


One hell of a weekend for fans of Film, Food, and Booze!

With a bar stacked full of some of Bristol’s best craft beer, gin & tasty local food, join us for a rebellious weekend where you’ll get a chance to hang out with talented filmmakers and some incredible films.

 – Some of the World’s Best Short Films!
 – Exclusive Feature Films you (probably) won’t see anywhere else, with Q&A’s.
 – Some of the Best of Bristol’s Craft Beer and Gin.
 – Delicious local Street Food, Pizza, Pastries & Snacks.
The chance to rub shoulders with some Super Talented Filmmakers!

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Bristol 2019


Address: 1532 Arts Centre, Elton Rd, Bristol BS8 1SJ

Public Transport:
Train: Clifton Down Station is the nearest station to the Arts Centre, you can change to this station from Temple Meads.
Bus Route: The Arts Centre is situated a short walk from Whiteladies Road. (No 40 Bus from Centre).

We have partnered with Clifton Hotels and Berkeley Suites this year to offer 10% discounted stays when quoting ‘REBELFILMFEST‘. You can book your stay with them here:

Film Festival


This will be our first Rebel Film Festival outside of Plymouth, and we couldn’t be more excited about it! We’ve got big plans for our event in Bristol… expect a strong line-up of incredible international short films, feature film screenings with Q&A’s, networking parties, delicious local street food and of course, it wouldn’t be Bristol without some amazing craft beer.

The weekend-long festival will be taking place in the 1532 Performing Arts Centre on the 23rd and 24th February 2019, with an impressive cinema set-up, pop-up bar and food. Our call for entries is now open and we’ve got a specialist award category for local filmmakers.


1532 Performing Arts Centre

Ideally located near the Clifton Triangle, with a high quality audio visual system, comfortable tiered seating (240 seats) & well-stocked bar we couldn’t have asked for better venue for our first event in Bristol. During the festival weekend we’ll also be setting up a pop-up Rebel bar for attendees to relax, network and hang out between screenings, with on-site food provided by one of Bristol’s best street food vendors.

Our 2019 Festival Jury

Freya Billington

UWE FILM Programme Leader | Filmmaker

Freya is a FULBRIGHT Scholar and FELLOW of Syracuse University, NY where she completed her MFA in Fine Art Film. As CL of Film Production at UoG, Freya is credited with creating the course as it is today but is delighted to now be teaching in Bristol where she has lived for 12 years.

Freya is passionate about teaching and has been nominated for Best Lecturer and University Enterprise Awards, won a UoG University Teaching Fellowship in 2012 and hugely prestigious HEA National Teaching Fellowship in 2015. She is on the Executive Board for NAHEMI, the Directors Board of the IFA, Bologna and is the current External Examiner for the NFTS.

Freya launched 'boyandbearfilms' in 2014 and since then has completed short NOT WAVING, starring Peter Bowles for IShorts/Creative England, documentary HOW LUCKY? about Lucky Ndlovu, which was filmed in Finetown Township, SA and 'experimental musical' BREAD AND BUTTER. All three films have screened Internationally. She is in development on a 'Tinder' doc and drama 'SHOPPED OUT' a 'spiritual sequel' to her Award-winning (and BAFTA nominated) WINDOW SHOPPING.

Between 2010 and 2012 she developed and taught film workshops for Actor/Director David Morrissey's charity C.A.S.T (The Creative Arts Schools Trust) working in refugee camps in Tyre, Lebanon and townships outside Johannesburg in South Africa. Prior to this she worked as an Editor on primarily documentary-based projects for BBC4, BBC2 and the Open University and as a Post Production Supervisor on high- end dramas for the BBC including Babyfather, Outside the Rules and The Whistle-Blower.

Sacha Mirzoeff

Founder - Marble Films

Sacha is a filmmaker and Executive Producer who specialises in both social issue and natural history documentaries, usually shot over a long period of time. He’s driven by using the opportunity to make films to change real life situations. For the last 4 years he's looked after the documentary output of BBC Bristol, but has now gone on to set-up independent film company, Marble Films.

Sacha’s won over 15 international awards – including a Grierson Award for best documentary series, a Royal Television Society award for best director and has been nominated for several BAFTAs. Films/series include 'Protecting our Children' (about child protection social workers), 'Charles Darwin and The Tree of Life' (with David Attenborough); 'Elsa, the Lioness that Saved the World', 'Wild Canada' and most recently 'Drugsland'.

Jon Grafton

Managing Director - Moonraker VFX

Jon Grafton is the Managing Director of Bristol based award winning VFX Studio, Moonraker VFX. He has been in senior positions at production and creative businesses for the last fifteen years.

Jon has worked across film, advertising, visitor attractions and broadcast television producing work for clients including the BBC (including the hugely successful Planet Earth II), Sky, Channel 4, Channel 5, History Channel, Discovery, Nat Geo, Netflix and Disney.

Jon lives in the Chew Valley in Somerset.

Ben Philcox

Programme Leader BA (Hons) Composition for Film & TV

Ben Philcox is an MMus graduate who runs BA (Hons) Music Composition for Film & TV and BA (Hons) Sound for Film & TV courses at dBs Music in Bristol. He has decades of audio, media and music industry experience and is founding member of the creative platform Prima Rosa. Core to Ben's career as an educator is his exploration of sound and music in cinema and it's relation to modern film making techniques.

Elizabeth Mizon

Head of School - Screenology | Producer/Director

As well as being Head of School at Screenology & co-Director of the Bristol Radical Film Festival, Elizabeth is a writer and filmmaker based in Bristol. Having produced multiple award-winning short films, successfully kick-started new film projects & produced a micro-budget feature documentary, Eliz is an experienced Indie producer.

She co-produced the feature 'The Film That Buys the Cinema', about the Bristol's Cube Cinema which premiered at the BFI London Film Festival, and in 2017, Mizon produced the music video for Seamus Fogarty's song Van Gogh's Ear, from the acclaimed album The Curious Hand, alongside director James Hankins - featured in The Guardian's Pick of the Week.


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