Tolpuddle Radical Film Festival Children & Young People’s Programme

The Tolpuddle Radical Film Festival started in 2014 and to celebrate our 5th year we are introducing a second venue and an exciting new programme.

The Children and Young People’s Programme will present films aimed at children and young people that celebrate liberty, equality and diversity. We will show a selection of entertaining feature films and exciting new offerings from our competition programme

We are awarding two new prizes in the Small Axe competition: The best film for a young audience made by someone over 18 and the best film made by someone under 18 

Rebel Girl’s

2018 marks the 100th anniversary of British women gaining the right to vote and the theme of this year’s main Tolpuddle film festival is ‘The 51%’. All films in our main festival this year are made by women, feature female protagonists and are made in the spirit of liberation.

The theme of our inaugural Children & Young People’s Programme is ‘Rebel Girls’, partly inspired by Elena Favilli’s hugely successful books, Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls. All the films feature strong, young female protagonists who are each in their own way striving for liberation.


This year the films include a core schedule of popular mainstream feature films interspersed with the latest lesser-known short films from across the globe. Our features in the programme are:

Bend It Like Beckham (2002) PG-13 – I hr 52 mins
Whale Rider (2002) PG-13 – 1 hr 41 mins
The Breadwinner (2017) PG-13 – 1 hr 34 mins
Matilda (1996) PG – 1hr 42 mins
My Neighbour Totoro (1988) G – 1 hr 26 mins
Persepolis (2007) PG 13 – 1hr 36 mins

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