Picture the scene: palm trees, lights and cameras; film directors and actors talking about their latest work; the glorious

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2017 Week Programme Archive

Welcome to 2017  English Riviera Film Festival  programme happening across the English Riviera from the 12th to 18th June 2017 , covering events a

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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 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