51599099_383032578940230_2568809129304915968_n (1).jpg

The HB Film Festival was incredible. We felt so proud and lucky to be involved. What sets it apart is that it is evident that it is run by people who are passionate about films, independent filmmaking, and passionate about creating an environment that is supportive and nurturing to independent filmmakers. Their passion and commitment was felt from day one. There was clear communication, excellent publicity, and celebration of the films, and a wonderful atmosphere at the in-person event. There was something for everyone and we can't wait to go back! Thanks HB Film Festival!

Charlotte Daniel

I had the pleasure of attending the HB film festival in person! It was such a professional and well run event, the quality of films on display was so high and the audience were fantastically supportive too. Thank you to Gary and all the organisers, I highly recommend submitting your film and attending the HB Film Festival!

Patrick Rooney

The perfect film festival experience! The organisation and communication was brilliant and it was phenomenal to have such a large audience at the screenings. The team's passion for independent filmmaking was clear to see in every aspect of the event. I was delighted to attend and saw many excellent films, met lots of great contacts and was overjoyed that my film 'Left' came away with two nominations and a win for Best Edit. A wonderful platform for filmmakers and I can't wait for next year. Highly recommend The HB Film Festival to everyone!

David C. Murphy

Flew from Ireland to Scotland to attend This Festival. Had a wonderful weekend watching some fantastic films and meeting some very talented Scottish filmmakers. Was honoured to see two of my films selected and they won 2 awards each. Festival staff were very professional, friendly and the venue was lovely. Would 100% recommend this festival, hope to attend again in the future!


The organisers have been fantastic from the start, they have helped to promote my film, The Rage throughout the build up to the festival and have really gone that extra mile to help support local and indie filmmakers. Other festivals should take note.

Joshua Cleave

This truly was a fantastic festival to have been selected for. The level of communication, support and hospitality we received was outstanding. To be amongst other tremendous films, screening so close to home was simply a bonus in our overall experience. Huge thanks to Gary and everyone involved in making the HB Film Festival such a success. I am very excited to see what is ahead for this festival, if the standard is already so high. Any film would be fortunate to screen at this festival. It was a joy to attend!

Kirsty Strain

Really terrific festival with excellent communication and fab films on show. They were so quick to respond to my queries via email, and the projection of my film SHED and other films that I saw was top notch. I will be submitting again and recommending other filmmakers to do the same. Real passion from the organisers too.

Harvey Gardner

The HB Film Festival clearly has a strong passion and appreciation for film and filmmakers both locally and globally. We, the makers of Carga, were honoured to have received six awards among the excellent films that participated in the festival this year and hope to bring more films to this festival in the future. We wish the organisers of the festival the best in continuing with the festival and look forward to seeing it grow!

Yad Deen