2021 Dates 


What are the festival dates?

Big Picture Festival 2021 kicks off on Saturday 27th November. Content is programmed throughtout the week, until 5th December 2021, and some films will be available for the duration. There is a full day of films in person at the Bridge House Theatre in Warwick - watch this space for programme announcements!

Where does the festival take place?

This year we will have content online so that everyone can enjoy great films from the comfort of their own homes. We're delighted that we can also show films in person again! On Saturday 27th November, we'll be bringing a full day of films to the Bridge House Theatre in Warwick.

What is Big Picture Show?

Big Picture Show is a cinema service provided by Live & Local which enables communities to programme films in their local halls. To find out more, visit us on Facebook.

I'm a filmmaker, how can I get involved?

Our filmmaking competition for 2021 has now closed. We're looking for local film makers to submit films for the upcoming Big Picture Festival. We are looking for films to share that meet the following criteria: - community and/or family focused - free to view and free from any licence restrictions - your own work - local to Warwickshire/West Midlands - the theme for 2021 is 'Small voices. big impact' Films can be any length. Films will be uploaded to the ticketholders section of our website and be available until Sun 5th Dec 2021. Please submit your films to films@liveandlocal.org.uk. Visit https://www.bigpicturefestival.org.uk/filmmakers for more information.

How much are tickets?

We want as many people as possible to be able to access the festival so tickets will be available on a Pay What You Can Afford basis so you can decide how much you would like to pay. You will see some suggested options in Ticketsource if you'd like to pay, but aren't sure what to give. The Big Picture Festival is run by Live & Local, a not-for-profit organisation that supports voluntary organisations who bring their communities together to enjoy high-quality, entertaining and affordable professional live theatre, storytelling, music, dance, family & children's shows and film screenings.

I'm a local business interested in getting involved, who do I contact?

We'd love to chat to any local businesses interested in getting involved with the festival. We can't put this festival on without sponsorship from local organisations. Please use the contact form on this website or contact marketing@liveandlocal.org.uk and a member of the team will get back to you.

Can ticketholders watch the films at any time?

Yes and no - all short films will be available to stream from Saturday 27th November until Sunday 5th December 2021 so you can watch them on a day and time that suit you. There will also be one feature length film available for the duration. All other virtual screening feature-length films are scheduled to start at a specific time on a specific date and there is no option to pause or rewind. Please note that all the feature-length films are limited in availability and you must reserve your tickets by emailing films@liveandlocal.org.uk. Visit the ticket page for more information.

When will the film program be available?

Films are being announced currently - keep checking the What's On page to keep up to date.

Do I pay per film?

There are a couple of options: For online content: ticketholders need to buy a festival pass (pay what you want) and this gives access to the full program of virtual screening and short films. This festival pass will also get you in to any of the films at the Bridge House Theatre on Saturday 27th November. Please note that all the virtual screening feature-length films are limited in availability and you must reserve your tickets by emailing films@liveandlocal.org.uk. Visit the ticket page for more information. If you would like to just attend films at the Bridge House Theatre on Saturday 27th November, you can purchase individual ticket for the films. These tickets will not give you access to online content.

Can I stop, rewind, fast forward and re-watch movies?

Yes and no. Short films and one feature-length film will be available to watch as YouTube links or similar so will be viewable in the same way as you would normally watch on YouTube. Once you have access to the films, there are no restrictions on how many times you watch. All other virtual screening feature-length films are scheduled to start at a specific time on a specific date and there is no option to pause or rewind.

What are the Filmmakers Competition terms and conditions?

Big Picture Festival Filmmaker Competition Terms and Conditions: 1. The promoter is: Live & Local Ltd (company no. 2955922) whose registered office is at Live & Local, Pageant House, 2 Jury Street, Warwick CV34 4EW.
2. The competition is open to residents of the United Kingdom aged 18 years or over, except employees of Live & Local Ltd and their close relatives and anyone otherwise connected with the organisation or judging of the competition.
3. There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition.
4. By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.
5. Route to entry for the competition and details of how to enter are via www.bigpicturefestival.org.uk.
7. Closing date for entry will be 31/08/2021 at 5PM GMT. After this date, no further entries to the competition will be permitted.
8. No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason.
9. The rules of the competition and how to enter are as follows: By submitting a short film for consideration to films@liveandlocal.org.uk, you will automatically be entered into the competition. Please see details of submissions requirements at www.bigpicturefestival.org.uk.
10. The promoter reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition and these terms and conditions without notice in the event of a catastrophe, war, civil or military disturbance, act of God or any actual or anticipated breach of any applicable law or regulation or any other event outside of the promoter’s control. Any changes to the competition will be notified to entrants as soon as possible by the promoter.
11. The promoter is not responsible for inaccurate prize details supplied to any entrant by any third party connected with this competition.
12. The prize is as follows: 1 x £200 (winner), 2 x £50 (runners up). The prize is as stated and no other alternatives will be offered. The prizes are not transferable. Prizes are subject to availability and we reserve the right to substitute any prize with another of equivalent value without giving notice.
13. All entries received and verified by Live & Local.
14. The winner will be notified by email. If the winner cannot be contacted or does not claim the prize within 24 hours of notification, we reserve the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and pick a replacement winner.
15. The promoter will notify the winner when and where the prize can be collected.
16. The promoter’s decision in respect of all matters to do with the competition will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
17. By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.
18. The competition and these terms and conditions will be governed by English law and any disputes will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England.
19. Any personal data relating to the winner or any other entrants will be used solely in accordance with current UK data protection legislation and will not be disclosed to a third party without the entrant’s prior consent.
20. Entry into the competition will be deemed as acceptance of these terms and conditions.
21. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with any social network. You are providing your information to Live & Local and not to any other party. The information provided will be used in conjunction with the following Privacy Policy found at http://www.bigpicturefestival.org.uk
22. Live & Local shall have the right, at its sole discretion and at any time, to change or modify these terms and conditions, such change shall be effective immediately upon posting to this webpage. Live & Local also reserves the right to cancel the competition if circumstances arise outside of its control.

Where can I see your Privacy Policy?

By creating an account and entering your email address on our site, you agree to receive emails from Big Picture Festival in accordance with our Privacy Policy. We do not give out, sell or trade our mailing list data with third parties. Our Privacy Policy can be found here

How does the Virtual Screening Room work?

When you get your Big Picture Festival pass, you can watch any one of the films screening online throughout the week. These are limited availablity and you will need to request a code for the ones you want to watch by emailing films@liveandlocal.org.uk. Important Information – PLEASE READ BEFORE BOOKING - YOU MUST BE IN THE UK TO VIEW - The film will start automatically, at the same time for all audience members and cannot be paused or rewound. You can’t go back to the start or watch at another time. - You will be issued a code on the day of the screening which you must use to log on to a computer to view the film. - Mobile devices and tablets are only supported for chat. A computer (Windows PC or Mac) should be used to watch the film. - You can sign into a second device to join the online chat (2nd device will run chat function only) but the film will only ever play on the first device you sign in with. - Wireless ‘casting’ to TVs is not supported. - Outputting to a TV via an HDMI cable is both technically supported and something we recommend for your enjoyment. - A minimum internet connection speed of 5Mbps is required for streaming, (we recommend over 10Mbps). - Internet Explorer is not a supported browser (we recommend Google Chrome) - You will need to give a screen ‘nickname’ before you can send or see messages in the chat. - If you log out for any reason, you may have to wait a minute or two after logging back in before you can see the film while checks are concluded to ensure their credentials haven’t been shared.

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