SUPPORTED BY SOUTH DEVON COLLEGE
The 4th English Riviera Film Festival – July 2018
The English Riviera Film Festival is an Independent film festival in the picturesque place of Torbay ( English Riviera ) in Devon U.K . Founded in 2015 the Festival has grown from a one day / one venue festival to a multi venue festival with International recognition reflected in the 2017 Inaugural English Riviera Film Festival Award Winners .
The Film Festival moved up a gear in 2017 ( Year 3 ) , with a change of venue for the main day’s events to the International Riviera Conference Centre, which played host to a packed programme of screenings, talks, interactive film making stands and interviews on Saturday June 17th 2017 . Other venues hosting satellite events throughout the 2017 festival week were The Blue Walnut cafe and cinema in Torquay, Paignton Library, The Edge Brixham , Cockington Court, and Paignton Picture House opened its doors to for a tour of one of the most fondly regarded buildings in Torbay.
The 2017 Festival Awards ( Best film, Best Director , Best Screenplay, Best Actor , Best Actress and the audience Award) were a great success with entries from across the world . With Winning films from Japan , Canada and locally , with the audience Award going to Devon based Director Simon lex for his film ‘It Girl’ and Best Actress going to Devon born Actress Emily Haigh for the Inuring . The first South Devon College Film Maker of the year Award went to five local Directors who shared on directorial duties on their Award Winning Film ‘Run ‘ ( part of the Festivals mission to support emerging new film making talent ) . With the 2017 Awards handcrafted by Our Glass ( Glass blowers ) in Cockington Torquay.
The 2018 will take place in early July with an expanded programme of events , screenings and we will also be adding more Award Categories to the 2018 Awards. The further categories will reward more films, film makers, give a platform for emerging film talent both locally and from across the world . With the festival kicking off for entries from the 10th of November 2017 .
Please take a look around the website with highlights from the last few years of the festival, especially the new Media Page with Photos and behind the scenes videos .
Photos Above from the 2016 Festival
Launch Video of the 2017 Festival
Highlights of the 2016 Festival’s Celebrating Devon Film Day