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

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.

Our guest curator this year is journalist, documentary-maker, author and screenwriter Jon Ronson whose work includes The Men Who Stare at Goats, The Psychopath Test, Lost at Sea, a new film - Frank, and silent comedy The Dog Thrower.

Previous curators include author Joe Dunthorne, Radio 4's The Film Programme presenter Francine Stock and novelist Jonathan Coe.

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Hot Off The Fest! Sunday

Highlights from the final day of Bridport’s premium film festival celebrating the art of adaptation: Picnic at Handing Rock, Short Films + Q&A, 12 Years a Slave + Q&A with Fernne Brennan, Cabaret.

Hot Off The Fest! Saturday

Highlights from Day 4 of Bridport’s premium film festival celebrating the art of adaptation: Oliver!, Dead Of Night, The Tempest + Q&A with Judith Nobel, The Invisible Woman, The Railway Man + Q&A with Andy Paterson.

Hot Off The Fest! Friday

Highlights from Day 3 of Bridport’s premium film festival celebrating the art of adaptation: Lolita, Stanley Kubrick’s Boxes + Q&A with Christiane  Kubrick, Hoodwinked, To Kill a Mockingbird + Q&A with Jon Ronson & Clive Stafford-Smith, A Long Way Down + Q&A with Nick Hornby.

Hot Off The Fest! Thursday

Highlights from Day 2 of Bridport’s premium film festival celebrating the art of adaptation: Spellbound + Q&A with Dr. Corinna Wagner, The Men Who Stare at Goats + Q&A with Peter Straughan, Jon Ronson on Psychopaths + Badlands, The Double – preview screening.

Hot Off The Fest! Wednesday

Highlights from the first day of Bridport’s premium film festival celebrating the art of adaptation: Let the Right One In, Private Peaceful, Frank, Jon Ronson’s One Man Show plus Q&As with Guy de Beaujeu, Simon Reade, Jon Ronson and Peter Straughan.

Goats and Ghosts

Goats, Guns and Ghosts

We loved Frank last night – a charming film that throws the whole notion of success and failure out the window. It was a joy to listen to Jon’s Frank story and to get the lowdown on the film with Jon and co-writer Peter Straughan. Frank was inspired not just by Frank Sidebottom but also other outsider musicians such as Captain Beefheart and… Read More »

Food Glorious Food

Welcome Briport. From Page to Screen 2014 is now in full swing. Curator Jon Ronson opened the festival this morning by introducing his all-time favourite film Let the Right One In. We sure did. And now it’s lunchtime and we’re hungry. Down at the Red Brick Cafe today, Joy and Vicky are cooking up some delicious treats to accompany this… Read More »

Frank

The Frank Experience

Come to From Page to Screen and emerge yourself in the world of masked pop sensation Frank Sidebottom with his one-time sidekick, curator Jon Ronson. Frank is the new film inspired by Jon’s e-book about his salad days playing keyboards in the Frank Sidebottom Oh Blimey Big Band. It’s due for release in May but we have a preview screening (with masks!) at 8pm on Wednesday at the… Read More »

Cabaret

Smoke and Mirrors

“If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.” – William Blake, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell (a.k.a. life). If there were a theme to this year’s From Page to Screen festival it would be appearances can be deceiving. From the 12-year-old girl who turns out to be… Read More »

Pretty in Pink

We set sail on Wednesday with curator Jon Ronson at the helm. Let our brochure be a “treasure of anticipation.” – Nabokov, Lolita. Book online or telephone 01308 424 204.