After resting in 2023 Derby Film Festival will return in November 2024.

Derby Film Festival is one of the leading regional film festival in the UK. Bringing together film fans, filmmakers and industry figures, Derby Film Festival is four days long and will run from 8 to 11 November 2024.

The patrons of Derby FIlm Festival are actor/director David Morrissey (The Walking Dead) and Anwen Hurt.

Screenings, previews and showcase events with major figures from the world of film will be accompanied by panel discussions, workshops and masterclasses.

In previous years we have welcomed:
Sir John Hurt (Alien, Midnight Express, The Elephant Man)
Jenny Agutter (An American Werewolf In London, Walkabout)
Toyah Willcox (Quadrophenia, Jubilee)
Sir Ben Kingsley (Iron Man 3, Sexy Beast, Gandhi)
Molly Windsor (She Said, Make Up, Traces)
Simon Callow (Amadeus, Doctor Who)
Phil Davis (Quadrophenia, Vera Drake)

Mark Herman (Brassed Off, The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas)
Jake West (Evil Aliens, Razorblade Smile)
Peter Sasdy (Doomwatch, The Stone Tape)
John Hough (Twins Of Evil, The Legend Of Hell House)
Waris Hussein (Doctor Who, The Possession Of Joel Delaney)
Mandie Fletcher (Patrick, Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie)
Michael Armstrong (Mark Of The Devil)

Best Film (feature)
Best Film (short)
Best Film (mid-length)
Best Director

Derby Film Festival vis hereby granted the right to utilise an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes.

The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorised to commit the film for screening (s) during the film festival dates, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations.

The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless Derby Film Festival from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to legal fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.

Overall Rating
  • Sonderbar Pictures

    A really nice festival to have been a part of. Run by a lovely team who really took care of us and our film. Highly recommended!

    August 2023
  • Lovely evening and a great place to network with other local filmmakers

    November 2022
  • Tristan Tull

    Fabulous festival, Rebekah did a great job as both curator and host.
    Quality of picture and sound flawless and the seats very comfy. Thank you Derby !

    November 2022
  • Heléna Antonio

    A wonderful Festival, organised by film lovers.
    I am really grateful that my film ‘2020’ was selected and screened along with superb films.
    Really well done, I do look forward to submitting my upcoming projects to the Festival.

    November 2021
  • Keith Allott

    Awesome festival with great organisers and programmers. Well worth submitting your work too, highly recommend.

    November 2021