film festival 2017

Save the date:
1st July 2017

The Big Local Film Festival 2017 is on Saturday 1st July in Birmingham. It's a fantastic opportunity for all 150 Big Local areas to come together and celebrate their achievements through film.

Film camera

About the 2017 festival

Celebrate, watch and discuss films from Big Local areas, and brush up on film-making skills too. Hosted by the team behind Our Bigger Story (the multimedia evaluation of Big Local), the day will include films made as part of Our Bigger Story in 2015-16, alongside other films drawn from across all the Big Local areas.

Watch films made by the Our Bigger Story team over 2015-2016

Meet people from other areas and discuss the Big Local approach

Take part in a workshop on digital storytelling

Get ideas from films made by other Big Local areas

Directors Chair

Venue: The Muirhead Tower

Location: The University of Birmingham, B15 2SB

By car:

Birmingham's central location makes it easy to get here by car. Simply add our postcode 'B15 2SB' into your sat nav or route planner for step-by-step directions.

By rail:

The University has its own railway station. Most cross country services arrive at Birmingham New Street station. Up to six trains an hour depart from New Street, for the University, on the cross-city line. The Muirhead Tower is a five minute walk from University station.

By public transport:

Numbers 61, X62 and 63 travel to the University’s Edgbaston and Selly Oak campuses, while the 76, and 98 serve the Medical School and Queen Elizabeth Hospital. The services all run frequently from the city centre.

There is a travel information office outside New Street Station, where you can obtain bus timetables and departure point information. Maps can be found throughout the city centre indicating bus stop locations.

Venue address:

Muirhead Tower
The University of Birmingham
B15 2SB
United Kingdom

Venue facilities:

Disabled access
Secure parking
Coffee & food courts


Book your place now!

The Film Festival is free and lunch and refreshments will be provided. Local Trust will cover Big Local residents’ travel expenses. Use the button below to book your place via Eventbrite, or if you are unable to book online please contact Helen Harris on 0121 414 5733.

Bookings close on 16th June 2017 – book early to avoid disappointment.

Register now on eventbrite »