From the spiritual focus of the Japanese tea ceremony to the friendly banter of the factory workbreak, the Tea Break Film Festival looks for a wide range of fiction, documentary, art and interesting commercial promotions to celebrate people resting and reflecting with curiosity, wonder and fun.

We have screened in a local café-bar, an art college and the world’s smallest portable cinema – a two-seater Mogo caravan – which went onto host screenings from Ken Loach’s anti-slavery festival, Unchosen.

Relaxing and stimulating, engaging and ordinary, reflective and speculative – the Tea Break Film Festival offers film-makers and audiences alike a refreshing ceremony of short films.


Previous winners’ of the prestigious Tea Break Film Festival ‘La Grand Théière’ award are Mark Richardson (Open Gardens‘), Graham Beck (A Song For Those Not Listening), and Morgan Spencer and Alec Doherty (Andy Smith Makes Beer) and last year was Saman Hosseinpuor’s Autumn Leaves.

Submitting Your Film

Submissions for 2017 have now closed, for those 54 of you who have submitted a film we would like to thank you very much.

The Tea Break Film Festival: films which are refreshing, restful and engaging