The UK's only film festival celebrating the art of adaptation

Our unique festival returns, and 2015 sees it bigger and better than ever – bringing not just one, but a variety of inspirational curators to the five-day festival.

This year’s theme will explore their #favourite adaptations, as well as provide informed discussions andindustry insights into the ever-popular world that brings the page to screen.

Have you seen your #favourite book yet?

From Page to Screen gives new and classic adaptations a fascinating context with discussions, Q&As and masterclasses with authors, screenwriters, directors and film academics. Affiliated with the world-renowned Bridport Prize for Literature, the festival is a highlight of Bridport’s vibrant arts scene and an essential date in the cultural calendar.

Previous curators include the multi-talented Jon Ronson, author Joe Dunthorne, Radio 4 presenter Francine Stock and novelist Jonathan Coe.


Studio Ghibli’s films enchant adults but can they engage today’s young viewers?

The Tale of the Princess Kaguya, the latest release from Japan’s best-loved animation studio, Studio Ghibli, has already won critical acclaim on the film festival circuit and was nominated for an Academy Award this year. It’s unlikely to excite kids, however, and I seriously doubt the matinee screenings will be populated by fidgety throngs of birthday-party… Read More »

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All was not fair in love and war… Brittain’s Biographer Mark Bostridge to speak at Testament of Youth screening

Mark Bostridge is a British writer and Vera Brittain’s biographer. He has incredible knowledge of the remarkable woman whose personal loss and plea for peace formed the story of Testament of Youth. To be shown in April as part of the 2015 festival, don’t miss your chance to see Brittain’s memoirs brought to the big screen and hear from the man who knows her story so well.


A Welcome Sign from the Marigold Hotel…

The new release of The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is here. Make your reservation to see it on the Friday night of this year’s From Page to Screen festival. Guest curator Deborah Moggach, who wrote the original novel on which the 2012 prequel was based, will be at our screening at the Electric Palace where we’ll host a Q&A session with the best-selling author.