Chelmsford Film Festival

Chelmsford Film Festival is a two-day annual short film festival. Now in its fourth year, the festival is a true celebration of film culture that showcases the best short films from around the world. Based in the heart of Essex, the city of Chelmsford is known for its many festivals and events. However, the city is probably best known for being the birthplace of broadcast, with Nobel Prize winner Guglielmo Marconi inventing the wireless in the 1890s and making the first entertainment broadcast in June 1920. The festival treats guests to industry professional guest speakers, educational events, networking opportunities, a packed programme of the world’s best short films and an awards ceremony and closing party. Their previous guests and recipients of our Outstanding Contribution to British Cinema award have included Alice Lowe, Julian Glover and Alan Ford. The festival’s main purpose is to promote filmmakers of all levels and backgrounds and to provide an opportunity to inspire a new generation of filmmakers.