For the last couple of years, Bath Film Festival and Bath Spa University have worked closely together to encourage new up-coming talent in the world of film.
In 2009 we featured the Celluloid Games strand, a selection of sporting films programmed and run by Bath Spa University students. Their choices may have been unsual (eg. Australian Cricket Horror Comedy I Know How Many Runs You Scored Last Summer), but the oportunity to allow students and festival organisers to work together was priceless.
Since then Bath Spa University students have been involved with all sorts of areas of Bath Film Festival. Many volunteer as stewards, some as projectionists and some help with promoting the festival. This year we have been lucky enough to work with an excellent group of first year film students who generously gave up their time and energy to make some short films about the festival.