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The 4th English Riviera Film Festival – October 27th to November 9th 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 ( with winning films from Uk , Japan and Canada.
The 2018 Festival will take place in October – November with a programme of events , screenings and we will also be adding English Riviera Film Award to the 2018 Awards to support local film makers . The further category will reward more films, film makers, give a platform for emerging film talent both locally and from across the world . With the festival is now open to except film entries from across the world via film freeway https://filmfreeway.com/TheEnglishRivieraFilmFestival2018 is open now and closes on the 30th September 2018 .
The main day and English Riviera Film Awards 2018 we are very proud to having the Festival at the Palace Theatre in Paignton. A professional theatre which hosts drama, live music, charity events and opera to parties, meetings , conferences and now the English Riviera Film Festival . Tickets for the main day will be on sale very soon .. With news on this years satellite events coming soon.
The Film Festival last year moved up a gear in ( Year 3 ) , with the main days event being at 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.
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