The Rob Knox Film Festival is held annually in Bexley, London. in memory of the actor who played Marcus Belby in Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince.

Its aims are to
To raise the profile of positive behaviour by young people.
To provide an opportunity for locally made films to reach a wider audience.
To provide an opportunity for young people to see independent films from around the
world,
To provide learning opportunities for young filmmakers.
To identify films that tackle social issues or that could be used in an educational context.

It consists of an awards night at Cineworld, Bexleyheath, London. If we have sufficient entries prior to the early bird Entry stage we will look at finding additional screening venues.

The Rob Knox Film Festival 2020 will present 10 awards and these will be a crystal trophy and a certificate. The actual categories will be tailored to fit submissions but will include Best Film, Best Film under 5 minutes, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actor, Best Actress. Other potential categories might be Best Editing, Cinematography, best music video, best web series, best comedy, best documentary, best social issue film, it really is dependant on the nature of the films submitted

The awards are a crystal trophy and a certificate.

You are responsible for ensuring correct spelling and credits for the film. So please make sure that you spell names accurately.
We accept all genres, and we accept films of all lengths. By submitting your film you agree to the following;
That your film may be shown at any of the Festival’s venues on any of the festival days.
That you own the copyright of the film or you are authorised by the copyright holders to submit the film.
That you are authorised to use any music, archive footage or any other such material
that is contained within your film by the copyright holders. You may be required to provide written evidence of this.
That small portions of your film ( no more than 15 seconds) can be used for the purpose of advertising the festival.

Overall Rating
Quality
Value
Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • Jess O'Brien

    An amazing festival with a huge heart. They made us feel so welcome and valued. All of the films were excellent and had impoirtant messages. We especially enjoyed watching the films form their academy sharing an important message about knife crime. We also loved watching The Date and were happy to see the festival sharing films looking at LGBTQ+ issues. Amazing festival!!

    July 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Jess, we look forward to following your career. Glad you enjoyed the festival.

  • Vijay Varman

    A fantastic festival where our film ended up winning Best Film and Best Actor! Great communication from the organisers and our cast & crew had an amazing time on the night. Could not more highly recommend!

    June 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Vijay for your kind and supportive words. Glad your cast and crew enjoyed themselves,...

  • Herman Wang

    Amazingly well-attended for a Wednesday night festival, with members of the general public, not just the usual "filmmakers and their friends". Networking event was top notch as well.

    June 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Herman, glad you had a great time. Look forward to your entry next year....

  • Riyadh Haque

    A really lovely festival - a kind, warm and friendly festival with a great screening and packed audience. Thank you for having us and hope to be seeing you for many more years to come!

    June 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you for your kind comments, glad you enjoyed it.

  • Satellite Pictures

    I've had many films at many festivals. Some festivals are very low key with a screening in a pub or a community centre or even a shed once! But the Rob Knox Film Festival is in a cinema, it has an award ceremony with trophies in seven categories. And for a great cause for a foundation looking at knife crime in young people. The quality of films is excellent, and has an attending filmmaker, I felt very valued, appreciated and the award ceremony had great support from known celebrities, TV actors, Producers etc. It's a very real festival that is growing and growing over the years. I fully support it and recommend it for future filmmakers.

    June 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you. Your kind comments are greatly appreciated.