Ben Wilkinson

Film Festival Programmer

Ben Wilkinson is a co-founder of Spirit of Independence Film Festival.

The Spirit of Independence film festival is a unique celebration of raw, passionate filmmakers who make films on a micro-budget. The remit of the festival is that feature films are made for under £150k and short films made for under £1k, providing a platform for fresh talent who work with small budgets to screen and celebrate their films. The festival also runs a screenplay competition which helps aspiring filmmakers turn their ideas into reality.

Spirit of Independence want to provide a platform for these films to get out there and to inspire filmmakers of the future to see what can be accomplished with little money.

Held at the beautiful Grade II listed art-deco theatre, the Abbeydale Picturehouse and the Picturehouse Social, the festival features films from around the world as well as industry based talks, networking and local filmmaker showcases.

Awards & Credits

– Co-founder at Spirit of Independence Film Festival