Version – the adaptation film festival

Comma Press present a special two-day festival celebrating short film adaptations of published poems and short stories. Highlights include the premiere of four new films commissioned for the occasion, and a master class with Frank Cottrell Boyce for aspiring screenwriters and filmmakers.

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Sponsored by Lions Eyes Television, in association with Futureworks


All tickets for Version events and screenings are at matinee prices – £5 full / £3.50 concs

Previously in this Festival

The Text Best Thing: Panel Discussion

Kick-starting the two-day festival with an exploration of the promises and pitfalls of literary adaptation, and a chance to get advice on getting your project…

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Showreel 2: The Stories So Far…

This screening features six recent short story adaptations commissioned by Comma Film, plus the Film4 funded Five Miles Out. Followed by a Q&A with Andrew…

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Showreel 1: Version Verse

Showcasing the best of Comma’s poetry films to date, plus the 2009 challenge films. Includes award-winning shorts, and new work, complete with poetry.Presented with a…

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Masterclass with Frank Cottrell Boyce

A one-off masterclass with Frank Cottrell Boyce, one of the UK’s most prolific screen writers for film and television. Exploring cinema’s long standing relationship with…

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How To Write A Successful Adaptation

This talk will explore the structures and devices that short films demand of their stories, and highlights the essential changes that adaptations demand. Led by…

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The Premiere

Version is not just a showcase but a unique film production project, and this year’s festival climaxes with the premiere of four new films specially…

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