The 2017 SHORT SOUNDS FILM FESTIVAL will be held at various venues across Bournemouth. All screenings will take place at PDSW Bournemouth. Other venues include Absolute Music, Box 44 and Eden Bar & Club. Please check event details for venue information.

Our main venue is PDSW located at the back of Bournemouth Pavilion and is accessed through the Lower Gardens or via Pier Approach.


From the Pavilion car park: walk down the steps to the right of the Pavilion Theatre and you’ll see Pavilion Dance overlooking the Lower Gardens.

From Pier Approach or Lower Gardens: Pavilion Dance faces the seafront and Lower Gardens and so can be reached either by the steps or accessible ramp.

By train: We are 20 mins walk from Bournemouth train station . For local services call South West Trains on 0845 6000 650 or visit South West Trains, Trainline or Megabus (for cheap tickets to and from London).

By bus: We are close to major bus routes, the main bus stops are on Westover Road and Gervis Place. For local services call Yellow Buses on 01202 636000 or Wilts & Dorset on 0845 0727 093

By bike: There are several places to lock up your bike on Westover Road and on Pier Approach. Dorset Police recommend D-locks to ensure your bike is more secure.

By car: Parking is available nearby at several car parks. Please note that town-centre car parking can be very limited during busy times and so please plan accordingly. We recommend the car park on Hinton Road which doesn’t usually get so busy and is a short walk from Pavilion Dance. The taxi rank is on Westover Road, outside the exhibition center.