Bournemouth’s annual Short Sound Film Festival will be celebrating cinematic sound and music online this year with a free to attend programme of events running Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th February.

Now in its fourth year the festival has grown to become the world’s leading celebration of sound and music in film & TV, applauding the unsung craftspeople that play such a critical role in bringing stories to our screens. The festival was launched in 2017 by Adam Merrifield, Dan Pringle and Matt Godden and has attracted an array of sound professionals and celebrities including Wonder Woman composer Rupert Gregson-Williams, Blur drummer David Rowntree, Oscar winners Glen Freemantle and Ray Beckett and actors turned directors Jessica Hynes and Matthew Holness.

Due to the pandemic the festival has moved online to offer its unique mix of industry talks and movies to an international audience. This year’s highlights include talks with award-winning British director Ken Loach, composer of the cult Channel 4 series Utopia Cristobal Tapia De Veer and the Emmy nominated Rupert Gregson-Williams, returning to shed insight into his work on Aquaman.

“I am so pleased we were able to evolve the festival into a fully online, digital experience. In light of the current pandemic I believe it’s critical to keep events like Short Sounds running. We have made the decision to make the festival free this year so both film fans and industry professionals can experience the festival wherever they are”
Adam Merrifield, Festival Manager

Short Sounds Film Festival 2021 will be completely free and tickets can be registered on our site: www.shortsounds.co.uk