Comedy & Short Film Festival
Bedford Borough Council’s Corn Exchange hosted their first ever
Bedford Comedy and Short Film Festival, which ran over three days,
from 28th – 30th October. The cultural event
featured a broad line-up of comedians from the U.K’s comedy
The Festival launched the weekend with eight
films which were the works of both local and international film
The winner of the Judges Choice Trophy was
Karoly Ujj Meszaros with his film ‘Secret Adventures of Sleepy
Men’, starring Moni Balsai, Szabolc Bede- Fazekas and Andy Hefler.
The film is about a distraught wife and her missing husband and how
love can take you to some unusual places.
As the winner of this trophy currently resides
in Hungary, the comedian, Dave Thompson, travelled there from
Bedford to present Karoly with his prize, in person.
Cllr Doug McMurdo, Portfolio Holder for
Leisure and Culture at Bedford Borough Council, said: “The Corn
Exchange is renowned for hosting big names from the world of
entertainment. This festival drew out talent from both the
surrounding area and much farther afield. For many, Bedford is an
inspiring place to visit; people come here to soak up its art and
culture scene. Next year’s event may be even bigger yet.”
Matt Tindell, a local filmmaker, won the
People Choice Award for his film ‘Obulon’ starring Josh Bennett,
Tom McInnes and David Sykes. The film follows two friends who
resurrect an ancient evil and have only 24 hours to appease this
demon or suffer a fate worse than death.
The Bedford Comedy and Short Film Festival is
set to return in September 2012. For announcements on comedians
taking part, and how to enter next year’s Short Film competition,
keep an eye on www.bedfordcornexchange.co.uk/special-events/
or telephone the Corn Exchange on 01234