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.


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.


Actress Harriet Walter joins Bridport’s Page to Screen festival (From Dorset Echo)

  AWARD-WINNING actress Harriet Walter is among the top names joining Bridport’s prestigious Page to Screen festival this year. Dame Harriet Walter, who is best known for her work in the theatre, has been added to the line-up for the festival, which is the UK’s only film festival dedicated to the adaptation of books into… Read More »


Cary Elwes’ Tales of The Princess Bride… Inconceivable!

It’s like The Guardian read our minds! Journalist, Hadley Freeman takes a look at childhood favourite The Princess Bride and interviews the film’s star, Cary Elwes about his new bestselling book As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride. “Back in 1987, my mother took my little sister Nell and me to… Read More »