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The 4th English Riviera Film Festival – October 27th to November 9th 2018

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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 by Mike Alsford (1)

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Photos Above from the 2016 Festival

Launch Video of the 2017 Festival


Highlights of the 2016 Festival’s Celebrating Devon Film Day