About the festival
South Coast Phoenix Film Festival will be the only independent film festival South of London, when it opens on 6th July 2018 in Bognor Regis, West Sussex. The festival is very excited to offer the next generation of filmmakers a platform to exhibit their work. It will enable filmmakers to advance their careers in cinema.
Taking place over one weekend, within two miles of Bognor Regis town centre, the festival aims to showcase talent and promote the future of British filmmaking. The UK film industry contributed £1.6bn to the UK economy last year and facilitated the production of worldwide blockbusters, such as “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” and “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”.
The festival will feature a variety of categories which will encourage the development of new creative techniques and use of innovative camera technology, as well as inviting entries of films which explore popular and traditional genres.
This promises to be a community venture involving local schools, creating employment and developing skills. A proportion of the profits will support a local mental health charity, The Capital Project Trust.