FISHEYE FILM FESTIVAL 2024 is coming soon…TICKETS are on sale now!

This year we are running a hybrid festival: In person events will take place from Thursday 18th April until Saturday 27th April and the virtual festival is online powered by eoFlix from 19th April until 3rd May.

The festival events are open for the public to enjoy. Our film screenings come with the bonus of hearing from some filmmakers and gaining “behind the scenes” knowledge. See below for full details of the films, filmmakers, and in person and online events.

We cannot wait to share this year’s wonderful selection of films with you!

film selection

Every edition of Fisheye Film Festival brings a new treasure trove of truly excellent films from our international competition. About half of the films come from UK talent and the remainder from filmmakers from over 25 other countries, providing a rich and diverse cultural flavour to our festival programme.

We have had submissions of shorts, micro shorts and features across a range of genres, including drama, experimental film, comedy, horror, sci-fi, fantasy, animation and documentary.

From these entries, we curate a series of Competition Showcases which we screen at Fisheye Film Festival; each one an exciting mix of films reflecting the contemporary concerns and inspirations of filmmakers from our local area, across the UK and around the globe.

You can read more information on our selection and Awards process on the Competitions page.

our approach

We encourage as many filmmakers as possible to experience our festival, taking part in online discussions as well as in person events. Meeting the creators, and hearing their stories and aspirations is as important to us as celebrating the films.

In 2023, seven days of a virtual festival ran prior to two days of live screenings. We showed several features and many short film showcases live and online, and held virtual as well as in person Q&A sessions. For more information, see the link below.

The hybrid format worked well in 2023, increasing participation and enabling access to many who were not able to join the screenings in High Wycombe. So we plan to continue to deliver both online and in person events for 2024.

fisheye film festival 2023

We are proud and delighted to present screenings of nearly 70 films this year including 5 feature films. The standard of films we receive continues to amaze us, and each year the judging becomes more difficult. We hope you will be as impressed as we are with the films submitted to Fisheye 2023.

In the festival diary below, you can explore the programme, which is split into two sections, Live and Virtual. In both sections, short films are presented in showcases, all of which offer variety even if films are linked by genre, style, or theme. Passes can be bought for single or multiple showcases, and exchanged for tickets to whichever film showcases you choose.

In the virtual programme, showcases are shorter to offer the flexibility to sample more for the money. We even have a ‘buy one get one free’ offer to tempt discovery of these fun-sized film treats.

Having watched some of the films, and perhaps rated them online, we encourage you to attend the festival in person on 22nd April and join in the screenings and Q&As with the filmmakers.

The festival finale is a celebration of this year’s filmmakers and their creative achievements. We invite you to join us for a reception where the contenders for the ‘best of 2023’ awards will be nominated. After the last showcase at the Empire Cinema, High Wycombe, the award winners will finally be announced!

festival diary

april, 2024

18apr7:15 pmLaunch NightA celebration – shorts and shots?! Meet filmmakers from our local area and watch their films. In collaboration with Marlow Film Studios.

19apr7:00 pmFilm Fest Fright FestBite–sized horror shorts!

20apr10:30 amCool Kids on the BlockBe amazed! No shortage of brilliant young talent here.

20apr1:15 pmRollercoaster…the emotional ups and downs kind! Short dramas.

20apr3:45 pmDual Aspects – Heritage & EnvironmentDouble Bill Part 1: Documentary Shorts and a Feature

20apr7:15 pmDual Aspects – Personal and SocialDouble Bill Part 2: Documentary Shorts and a Feature

21apr10:30 amMoving Pictures - DanceDouble Bill: Part 1. Stories and feelings expressed in different art forms; dance, movement, sound and music, collage, and animation.

21apr1:15 pmMoving Pictures - ArtDouble bill: Part 2. Stories and feelings expressed in different art forms; dance, movement, sound and music, collage, and animation.

21apr4:00 pmHome is Where the Heart IsEnjoy a sparkling afternoon tea from 3.30pm followed by a quirky look at relationships…short drama.

24apr8:00 pmFilmmakers Forum OnlineTicketholders will be sent a link to join an online chat with filmmakers from near and far.

26apr7:30 pmAll Roads Lead to HomeEnjoy a micro short and a feel-good feature film – a musical odyssey tinged with 80’s nostalgia.

27apr10:00 amShow Off Your Shorts!In this fun Q&A, filmmakers present their films and share stories from behind the scenes with our regular hosts, Mark and Jamie.

27apr1:15 pmMaking a BreakthroughStaying afloat. Short stories about meeting life’s challenges.

27apr3:45 pmFabrication, Fantasy & FateImagination and reality. Truth and consequences. Short drama.

27apr7:00 pmFestival FinaleA luxury pick-and-mix that runs the gamut of our films. Followed by more celebrations!


In Person events:

Single Showcase £8
Gala Pass £18
Sunday Afternoon Tea on 21st April £20
All Day Pass £25-£35
All Film Access Pass £50

Virtual Festival:

Five Short Films Pass £5
Ten Short Films Pass £9
All Film Access Pass £25