2021 Award Nominees

The week-long Festival will culminate in the English Riviera International Film Awards. The Festival is proud to announce that the 2021 awards are

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ERFF Award Winners 2017 to 2021


Best Film :Guide me home ( Stefan Georgiou )
Audience Award : Replay ( Bridget O’Driscoll and Claire Chassagne )

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The English Riviera Film Festival returns for it’s Seventh year with a host of events and screenings from the 1st to the 6th of November (see the screening guide for the full programme of events ).

A glittering line up of events is on offer at the English Riviera Film Festival when it returns this autumn for its seventh annual celebration of film making in south-west. And whereas last year’s Covid-restricted event took place entirely online, this year we are back with live events at venues across the English Riviera .

Festival goers will be able to attend events in person at Artizan Gallery , South Devon College Hi Tech & Digital Centre , and Torquay Museum.  We have the Biggest ever line up films  for this years Festival.

TICKETS ON SALE NOW go the Screening Guide page to book 

A new highlight this year, as part of the Festival’s mission to seek out new talent, will be the 72 Hour Film Challenge for South Devon College students, who will complete to produce new short films in just 3 days.Claire Bueno of online film magazine Premiere Scene will be conducting online interviews with Film Producers throughout the festival week.

The week-long Festival will culminate in the English Riviera International Film Awards. The Festival is proud to announce that the 2021 awards are sponsored by CVP, one of the largest independent suppliers of production equipment for the Media and Entertainment sector in Europe. As in previous years, the beautiful awards trophies themselves – the ‘Rivieras’- will be handcrafted by Our Glass of Cockington.

Our mission is to celebrate and promote film making in the South West of England as well as provide a showcase for talent from across the globe. In this way we aim to promote the South West as a place where the film industry can do business, a picture-perfect location with a wealth of film making talent ready to join the world stage.

We have grown from a single day’s event in 2015 to a week-long programme of film related content comprising screening events, industry workshops, panels and networking, all culminating in the English Riviera Film Awards. Previous award winners have hailed from the USA, Canada, Italy, Netherlands and Japan . With festival films – film makers going on to feature on TV and Cinemas internationally.

 You can follow the latest news about the 2021 Festival on our Facebook , Twitter and instagram feeds.

The 7th English Riviera Film Festival is volunteer led not-for profit venture sponsored by CVP and in  partnership with, Devon and Cornwall Film  Artizan GalleryPremiere Scene and South Devon College.

Meet the 2021 English Film Festival Award Judges 

South Devon College website.

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Official 2020 ERFF Trailer










Photos by Mike Alsford (1)