With support of the BFI Film Audience Network, awarding funds from the National Lottery in order to bring this project to more audiences across the UK




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With the support of Col and Karen Needham and IMDb


In Association with UWE Bristol Moving Image Research Group



Celebrating Bristol’s status as a UNESCO City of Film, in recognition of the city’s vibrant screen heritage, of which Cary Grant is one of our brightest stars



Phoenix Casting Agency is the largest casting agency in the South West and Wales providing supporting artists, walk ons, actors, models, presenters and voice-over artistes.


St Mary Redcliffe Church
Curzon Cinema, Clevedon
Bristol Aquarium
Forbidden Worlds Film Festival

20th Century Flicks Video Shop


Studio Couture by Clair Swinscoe is offering a pamper package which includes a complimentary make up consultation, a file and polish, a treatment and blow-dry with a glass of bubbles.

Bristol Aquarium are offering a complimentary ticket for a family to visit the aquarium within 6 months of winning the competition! That would be for 2 adults and 2 children.

Curzon Cinema, Clevedon are offering a pair of cinema tickets to a film of your choice (excluding live events and Event Cinema).

BookHaus are offering a copy of Mark Glancy’s seminal biography, Cary Grant, The Making of a Hollywood Legend.



We can offer a range of bespoke sponsorship opportunities which enable our sponsors and supporters to reach thousands of members of the public. To discuss sponsorship of the festival and how this could benefit your organisation please contact us for a sponsorship pack. Alternatively if you can help with fund-raising or are interested in volunteering, then get in touch
Previous festivals and events have been supported by:

Supporters:, UWE Bristol, BFI Film Audience Network and the National Lottery, BFI Comedy Genius

Venue Partners: Everyman Cinema, Averys, Bristol Harbour Festival, Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, Bristol Cathedral, Trinity Centre, Après Bar, The Cube, Avon Gorge Hotel by Hotel du Vin, We The Curious

Event Partners: Aardman, Bakesmiths, Bristol Film Festival, Bristol In-Sight, Cult Film Posters, CineMe, Compass Presents, Encounters, Faberge, Films@59, In Play Golf, Knowle West Media Centre, Mail Boxes Etc., Moving Image Education Specialists Association, Slaters, Shutter and Flash, the Clifton Pub, Waterstones, BBC Radio Bristol, UWE Centre for Music, No. 7 Boats and Visit Bristol.

2016 Donors: a HUGE thank you to Karin Graves, Peter Fleming, Anna Screen, Alison Chapman, Rupert Crofts and Kathrina Glitre for their generous donations supporting the 2016 Festival.

The Cary Grant Festival is a labour of love and currently does not receive any ongoing sponsorship. Your donation will help make the festival sustainable so we can keep on celebrating Cary Grant’s Bristol roots for years to come. We’ve got ambitious plans to take the festival to New York to celebrate the 100-year anniversary of Archie Leach emigrating to America, making his way on Broadway and reinventing himself as Hollywood icon Cary Grant. Any donation, however large or small, would be much appreciated. Alternatively, you might like to support us by buying some of our Official Festival Merchandise, available over in our shop.