The English Riviera Film Festival welcomes submissions from across the world for our 7th annual film awards ceremony, to be held from the 1st to the 6th of November 2021.
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 promises a great selection of venue audience events .
Festival goers will be able to attend events in person at Artizan Gallery , South Devon College Hi Tech & Digital Centre Cinema and Torquay Museum.
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 compete to produce new short films in just 3 days. The Winner will be shown on the main Awards day.
A record number of entries means that there will be double the amount of films screened as in previous years, with submissions hailing from across the world . UK entries include emerging talent from RADA, Colleges across Devon and the Royal College Art. The Artizan Gallery plays host to 4 days of film screenings with film producers using many different styles in bringing their stories to screen. With Animations, dramas, comedies, documentaries, horrors and utilising film techniques filming on super 8 and 35 mm.
The week-long Festival will culminate in the English Riviera International Film Awards. Previous English Riviera International Film Award winners have hailed from across the globe, with some of the winners achieving TV, Cinema and film industry career success.
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. We are delighted that CVP will be joining us at the Festival. This year’s awards include the new category of Best Film Score and the beautiful awards trophies themselves – the ‘Rivieras’- will once again be handcrafted by Our Glass of Cockington. The main festival day is also a great opportunity to meet many of the film makers behind the nominated films and we are very excited about this years line up of films.
There is also a Film Premiere at Torquay Museum on Friday November 5th ; The Legend Plays On explores the true story of Billy Sutton, son of a Birmingham bullring flower seller and grandson of a Peaky Blinder, who became instrumental in helping the Miami Chief of Police to clean up its crime-ridden streets in the 1980s.
The Festival takes place 01 – 06 November and you can follow the latest news on our Facebook and Twitter feeds or by heading over to erfilmfest.co.uk.
New Event Just added ( For more Information go the screening guide page)
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 Gallery, Premiere Scene and South Devon College.
The 2021 awards will be judged by a panel comprising independent film and theatre producers and directors. Entries are welcomed from all film makers who have completed their films between June 2019 and August 31st 2021.*
The categories for the 2021 ERFF Awards
Best Film Score – new for 2021
Best Animated film
Audience Award **
New Award TBC ( to be announced the winner on the Awards day )
South Devon College Film Makers of the Year
The English Riviera Award for the best film maker from the South West of the UK
All finalists will be screened during the Awards event on Saturday November 6th, 2021 and winners will each receive one of our beautiful hand-crafted awards from the artisans at Our Glass in Cockington, Torquay.
* For this year only, we will take films completed up until this extended date to support film makers who have experienced filming delays due to the pandemic.
** Voted by the Audience on Saturday November 6th 2021 at Nominees Screening