The Bristol Radical Film Festival was founded in 2011 to showcase contemporary and historical works of overtly political documentary and fiction filmmaking. As well as providing a platform for the films, the festival also aims to draw attention to a range of other progressive, community-based initiatives in the city.
At our events films are a pretext for action & debate as much as important aesthetic & cultural objects in themselves. Our interpretation of the word ‘radical’ is an open one: while we believe that radical social, economic & political change is needed for a more equal, just & sustainable society, that fundamental belief can be articulated in a variety of ways. Film is a rich medium and we are very keen to exhibit works that interrogate political and aesthetic radicalism in new and challenging ways.