Film Festival ︎ 26–29 July 2018



Our 2018 programme focuses on national celebrations around Animation and Uprising! Spirit of 68’ and Circus 250. We are also showing new films that have just arrived on the scene or have not been seen at all. We are inviting filmmakers to send us their latest films and we will show best of those.

This festival encourages you to be part of it and not just a spectator. The 48 Hour Film Challenge invites you to sign up, form a team, make a film in 48 hours, submit it and wait to see if you are the winner. Prizes are awarded:

‘This year's 48 Hour Film Challenge will be an exciting part of the very first Vagabond Film Festival in Milton Keynes. This is a fantastic opportunity for experienced filmmakers and those new to making films, to create a unique short film over a weekend using their creativity and story-telling skills.’ – Davin Jeayes from the Milton Keynes Film Network


The festival is for everyone, so there will be a wide range of events encouraging families, young people and passionate film fans. This year we are working with Samuel Dore to curate a programme of films from deaf filmmakers. The festival will bring a great range of international film for families along with Animation Workshops. MK based animator and Executive Producer of children’s animation at BBC as well as some amazing UK animators and filmmakers for post screening Q&A’s. We are excited to welcome silent film musician extraordinaire Neil Brand to perform Silent Film For Kids, Neil has appeared on radio & TV and performed as silent film accompaniment with comedian Paul Merton on his show Silent Clowns.




Vagabond likes to have fun with the places it screen films, so we will be inviting you come to an air-conditioned Inflatable Dome Cinema located in Campbell Park at the heart of
IF: Milton Keynes International Festival's main Festival Central hub. This is also where there will also be a range of other performances, free live music, pop-ups, bars and food outlets to enjoy.



We will occupy MK Gallery Events Space showing a range of the very best recent independent films with post show Q&A’s.

You will find us on the other side of town too on Grand Union Canal in Water Eaton screening family films on
The Floating Cinema.


The festival is only a festival when people come and we want you to come and talk to us and tell us what you like and what you don’t so that the next festival is even better.



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