You can find us on corporate social media, of course, via Facebook and on Twitter @bristolfilmfest.

You can contact us anytime at However, we are an unfunded, voluntary operation, so please be patient as we have limited time.

We do try and respond to all enquiries, and always have to prioritise. Thanks.




Before emailing us about submitting your film to the BRFF, please go to our Submissions Page.



We would love to hear from you if you would like to volunteer with us. There are a three primary ways you can volunteer for BRFF.

– We need volunteers who are committed to becoming part of the core organising team. This is part-time, the main commitment is meeting once a fortnight, most of the year round.

– We also need volunteers who can commit a little time here and there all year round, helping out with promotion or doing smaller tasks, perhaps joining just for a month or so and helping out.

– We generally need more people on the ground during the festival weekend itself. This would mean being briefed before the festival, then stewarding, ticketing, and generally helping out at the venue.

Anything you feel you can offer in terms of time would be hugely appreciated. Thank you!



BRFF is ‘staffed’ by 7 part-time volunteers, and has no official sponsorship or funding, other than that which we sporadically apply for each year. Some years we have received funding (most recently from the South West Film Hub, the national film funding scheme run by the BFI), and some years we have simply had to fork out the money ourselves and get it back in tickets.

We do work with other groups, universities, and organisations, but we are not officially sponsored or funded by anyone. If you’d like to make a donation to BRFF, you can do so through our page at the brilliant new non-profit Media Fund.