Our Films

“Working with Active Films has been a really positive experience for Groundswell. They filmed & produced an excellent film that really captured the mood of the event they were filming and followed our brief exactly. They’ve been really responsive to our feedback in the editing process and we’re really happy with the final film” (Martin Borrows, Groundswell)

Why use film in your campaign?

Did you know that funding campaigns that use video raise on average 122% more than those that don’t? While video is not a golden goose, it is increasingly a requirement for funders as a way to understand where their money goes and what impact it makes.

And they are not wrong. YouTube has a billion users, and there are 4 billion views of YouTube videos every day. According to ReelSEO the corporate sector has caught on – 96% of B2B organisations use video now.


Video has long been one of the most effective media for story-telling to broad audiences, and Active Films specialise in short form documentary film to help communities, campaigns and activists reach out to audiences, constituencies, clients and funders. From campaign meetings to concerts, crowd-funding films to minidocs we have been providing our services around the UK for half a decade. For more information, contact us here


Active Films is a Bristol and London film production company that has been making community, charity and campaign films for half a decade.

Whatever your video needs Active Films can provide them. We specialise in more than just promotional films. As professional documentarians, researchers and academics, we are able to film your meeting or event in a documentary style, creating entertaining and informative films to tell your story.

We will meet with you to discuss your needs and then our research commences. We never approach a film without first understanding your organisation and the stories you wish to tell, from Ethiopian refugees or a renewable energy charity. See who we’ve worked with and what they say here.

Active films means just that. We can are responsive to your needs, and can be available for same-day filming, whether you need us to film a bike race or ongoing projects in your local community, we can provide videos for every need. It’s just just the filming that counts, we are sociologists and community activists as well as award-winning film makers.

Using HD cameras and separate sound recorders, we are able to provide responsive yet professional films for your organisation. We are also pretty adept at undertaking last minute filming, so if you are stuck at the last minute, get in contact today.