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Festival Patrons & Film Partners

A Huge Thank You to All Who Have Made this Festival Possible

His Hon Michael Baker; Susie Brookes; John Coldstream; Susan Coldstream; Mike & Peg Cox-Eastern; Glyn Edmunds; Vaughan & Sally Lowe; Donna Ockenden; Graham & Sybil Papworth; Linda Shaw; Greg & Katherine Slay; Patricia Sloane; and those wishing remain anonymous.

Festival Patrons are the lifeblood of the Film Festival. Besides the programming - designed to enlighten, enrich and entertain - Patrons allow the Festival to welcome old friends and new visitors into this film community. Our mission is to ensure that all ages and backgrounds are offered a huge variety of films from all over the world, coupled with informative education events.

In addition, a proportion of the money raised goes back into our community through the various charitable schemes that we have initiated since 2020. These include ‘Little People, Big Screen’, where we fund young school children to make short films and then present them at New Park; our Apuldram mornings where we put on private film screenings for young adults from the Apuldram Centre who do not normally attend cinemas; and 'Cinema in a Box' where we provide a film experience for those in local care homes.

Patrons receive priority booking for the Opening and Closing Gala Events, a voucher for two to any film of your choice and two open air screening tickets. Join us next year!

Robin & Sarah Axford; Pat Bowman; John Coldstream; Susan Coldstream; June Coleman; Gilly & Nigel Cutts; Meryl Deane; Glyn Edmunds; Gillian Evans; Denise Gabriel; Heather Gale; Vanessa Gernat; Jo Gibson; Delphie Hall; Roy Heathfield; Freda James; June King; Mercia Last; Bill & Pam Leask; Stephen & Lynda Marsh; Eamon McDonnell & Linda Butler; Deborah Mitchelson; Lady Sara Morton; Donna Ockenden; Jan Reynolds; Eric Rimmer; Sophie Rudge; Holly Sabin; Roberta Stansfield; David Steel and Rachel Escott; Peter Stoakley; Vanessa Stuart; Ann & Jim Tice; Alan & Helen Todd; John & Paddy Vincent-Townend; Sally Ward; Jane Weeks; Bob Wilson & Pat Clough; Christine Zeber; and those wishing remain anonymous.

Film Partners directly contribute to bringing in specific films to the Festival. Due to this support, films that may have otherwise been too expensive to include, can consequently be scheduled as part of a rich programme. Partners get to see the Festival programme three weeks before everyone else, they receive a free ticket to their film choice, and get their name highlighted in the Film Partner logo next to their film.

All Partners/Patrons are invited to exclusive events prior and during the Film Festival, including the Launch Party where Roger Gibson announces the programme. These events have proven to be convivial occasions where you can chat to like-minded people who love quality film and adore our Cinema and Festival.