Win tickets to see seven great films

February 27 2019
Win tickets to see seven great films

WELLS Festival Of Film is paying tribute to local heroes for its fourth annual festival, as well as those on the big screen.

And one lucky Wells Voice reader can gain free entry for two to all seven films being shown this year if they win our exciting competition run in conjunction with Wells Film Centre.

Highlights of this year’s festival, from April 26-28, include a pre-release screening of Pick Of The Litter (U), a documentary about five puppies going through guide dog training.

Local advocate Helen McCann will be at the screening with her guide dog Alfie and some of his friends.

Following reports that some businesses were turning guide dogs away, Wells Film Centre proprietor Sally Cooper said: “We wanted to show our support to Helen as well as show that guide dogs are always welcome at the Film Centre.”

The first film to be screened will be The Kid Who Would Be King (PG), showing at Wells Film Centre on Friday, April 26, at 7.30pm.

Some scenes in the film were filmed on location at Glastonbury Tor – which can be seen on the mythical Sword in the Stone Excalibur – Glastonbury Abbey and Chalice Well. “We are so excited to be showing this film,” said Sally. “Not only is it filmed locally but it also has local fencers as extras.”

There are two tickets up for grabs to all seven films in the 2019 festival.

To be in with a chance of winning, just answer this simple question:

Which local landmark can be found on Excalibur?

Write your answer, with your name, address and telephone number, on an envelope or postcard and leave it at the counter at Wells Film Centre, Princes Road, Wells BA5 1TD (drop-in only).

Please mark entries ‘Film festival competition’. Only one entry per person. Entries must be received by noon on Friday, April 12, 2019. The winner will be contacted by April 18 and announced in a future edition of Wells Voice.

Normal Wells Film Centre terms and conditions apply.

The Film Centre is running a separate competition which will see an Unsung Hero or inspirational person get the chance to have their story told on the big screen and win a Go-Pro Hero Camera.

Entrants should film a 90-second video and send it via email to the festival, telling them why a friend, family member or person they know is a ‘Hero’.

The winner will also have their story made into a short film by local director Darren Cavanagh, which will then be shown at the award ceremony during the festival of film on April 28.

Email for videos: wellsfilmfestival@aol.co.uk. Closing date is March 31, 2019.

This story has been updated following the cancellation of the outdoor screenings at The Bishop's Palace.