Hertfordshire Film Festival

If you love film, live, work or study in Hertfordshire and are aged between 11-25 years old, we are looking for you.

In early 2022, Hertfordshire Film Festival will provide the next generation of budding young filmmakers the opportunity to share their exciting and innovative creations. Built on the success of the Watford Young Filmmakers Festival and with the generous support of Warner Bros Studios Leavesden, Hertfordshire Film Festival is run by Watford Palace Theatre in partnership with the University of Hertfordshire and Cathartic.

Hertfordshire Film Festival will be offering training, a careers fair, guest speakers, networking opportunities, workshops and culminating in the main festival event at Watford Palace Theatre in early 2022. So, get your director’s chair ready, that camera lens focused, and get creating.

For further details of how to get involved, please visit www.hertsfilmfest.co.uk 

Last Year: Watford Young Filmmaker's Festival

Watford Young Filmmakers Festival took place between 2017 and 2019.

The selected short films screened at Watford Young Filmmaker's Festival 2019 were:

Disconnected, Square Loop, I Thought I Was Dreaming, Vanished, Pursuit, Seventeen, The Door, Life

The selected films were showcased on Watford Palace Theatre's big screen and took centre stage amongst our evening of activities, including workshops run by top filmmakers and network with course providers and professionals working in the industry.


Young filmmakers will once again be able to submit films to Hertfordshire Film Festival. Please visit www.hertsfilmfest.co.uk for further details.





This is the submissions video from the 2019 festival - more information to follow for the 2020 festival.