21 -24 NOVEMBER 2019



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We missed you…


Filmstock is back with all the old favourites that made it one of Britain's most beloved independent film festivals, with a few new flavours thrown into the mix.

Over 4 days, Filmstock will present an eclectic programme of short films, documentary and narrative features. However, in true Filmstock nature we don’t stop there. Exhibitions, spoken word, podcasts and comedy will all play a part too.

There will be the ever-popular catharsis of the Filmschlock screening, a focus on a recent wave of new music documentaries, some film exclusives, a historic and rare ‘Luton’ film and the infamous socials where filmmakers, audiences and volunteers all hang out over good food, good coffee and good liquor.

There will be screenings of work by filmmakers from across the festival's history as well as the introduction of live podcast recordings with The Cinematologists, and live music courtesy of The Bear Club.

Not content with feeding your eyes, ears and soul, we plan to feed your stomachs too, with hearty breakfasts and afternoon soul-food cookouts at our pop-up mess hall. Not to mention the best coffee in town at Filmstock Fix - our pop-up house of caffeine.

The traditional Filmstock awards will be overseen by an esteemed jury of filmmakers, industry bods and critics, who will also be presenting work and events across the packed 4 day programme. 

Events will take place in 4 different screening environments, including The Bear Club, Youthscape, and the newly-refurbished Hat Factory – Filmstock's original home from 2000-2009.

It's 50 years since Woodstock, the music festival that inspired our cinematic homage, and 10 years since we did this! A lot has changed, but also, a lot hasn't. It's still all about good cinema and good people creating memories and celebrating movies. Let's hope it really is like we've never been away.





A limited number of individual screening tickets will be available for each session. With a pass you get everything included and you get to reserve your place at screenings you really want to see!

So a pass is really the way to go.


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The greatest film festival week of my life. Filmstock is the warmest and most professionally run festival I can imagine. Born of friendship that extends to every filmmaker, and a love for film that inspires.
— Mike Fleish 'To Eat'
Had a blast speaking to the Filmstock crowd.
— Jason Reitman 'Up In The Air'
You have such an alive festival. Such a relaxed connection and confidence knowing l’d be seeing nothing but great films, eating great food and meeting wonderful people. What an impossible act to follow.
— Stephen Keep Mills 'A Cigar At The Beach'