Reaching five is a milestone, and we’re all a-buzzing at the prospect of the fifth year of the English Riviera Film Festival. That’s ERFF19 to those with a fancy for such things. And this year’s fest has yet again upped the ante of supporting local filmmakers drawing in international appeal.[Read more…] about English Riviera Film Festival is getting bigger – 5 this year!
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Not only does the English Riviera Film Festival have a full to overflowing opening day at Paignton’s Palace Theatre on Saturday, October 27, but the film-related fun continues for two weeks, exploring the depth and breadth of film in the English Riviera cultural enclave.[Read more…] about 2 weeks of film events at the English Riviera Film Festival 2018
Have beard with travel, or rather in the case of Dan A Beard, search beard, will travel. And fresh from its success in New York, the short film Beard Envy is popping home for the English Riviera Film Festival.[Read more…] about Catch Beard Envy at the English Riviera Film Festival
From being ‘a very good film’ Borley Rectory is soon to move into the status of ‘cult classic’, and you can get to see it just as it’s about to turn that corner at the English Riviera Film Festival.[Read more…] about Classic horror Borley Rectory at the English Riviera Film Fest
Torbay can now count itself officially on the movie map, following a successful week for the English Riviera Film Festival and the inaugural English Riviera Film Awards.
There’s good value. Then there’s ridiculously good ‘we’ll have 10 please’ value, which the Saturday offering from the English Riviera Film Festival promises to be. Our advice: scare up a group of people and mosey on down for a day filled to over-flowing of screenings, events, talks and awards.
[Read more…] about A day of film in Torquay for under £5! English Riviera Film Fest offers a full Saturday of events for all
The latest promo for the English Riviera Film Festival sees a suave secret agent type (surely modelled on the fest’s head honcho John Tomkins) on a mission to secure six golden tickets from the festival’s six venues.
Paignton Picture House is confirmed as one of the new partners in the ‘bigger and better’ English Riviera Film Festival 2017, bringing Torbay’s historic cinema into play alongside the acting and directing hopefuls of the film industry of tomorrow.
Devon filmmaker John Tomkins presents a look back at his creative journey so far with his Hollywood on a Budget talk. John will reveal the secrets, joys, stresses and challenges of not only being a filmmaker, but turning what was an interest into a full-time creative job.[Read more…] about Secrets of becoming a full-time filmmaker revealed
Prepare for lumpy throats and celebrations. Fort Box, Dom Lee’s touching story about childhood, has gone online after an extensive festival run.[Read more…] about Fort Box film, touching story of childhood, goes online
Sustainable organic lifestyle, or barbarism? It’s a question documentary The Grind Message asks. The film is being screened at The English Riviera Film Festival.
The Grind Message deals with the hunting of pilot whales in the Faroe Islands. It’s a tradition which has been practiced for at least half a millennium.[Read more…] about Sustainable organic lifestyle, or barbarism? Documentary The Grind Message asks questions of culture and heritage
Knowing the cinematic history or an area is sometimes a bit like finding out the middle name of one of your teachers. There’s a giddy clandestine joy to it. As part of the English Riviera Film Festival local historian Kevin Dixon will share some of the cinematic secrets of Torbay.[Read more…] about ‘Torbay was there right at the beginning of film history’
How long is a piece of string? In terms of the RoughCut 60 Second Film Challenge, it is, funnily enough 60 seconds. Scriptwriter Tom Eastwood tied that up with his film The String, which bagged top prize. We caught up with him to find out about his big, big, short film.[Read more…] about Heart of string, Tom Eastwood talks about his Roughcut 60 Second Film Challenge winning film The String
There’s a special prize on offer for Devon filmmakers amidst the international offerings at the 2018 English Riviera Film Festival.[Read more…] about Special prize for Devon filmmakers in Riviera Film Festival
The mother and daughter filmmakers Diana and Lucy Townsend have unearthed a throbbing vein of horror in their two features Deadly Intent and ScareyCrows. The pair will be on hand to take you by the hand and lead you into their brand of horror in a special event at Cockington Court for the English Riviera Film Festival.
[Read more…] about Get under the skin of demon ScareyCrows and behind the veil of a paranormal thriller at the Eng Riviera Film Fest
Film aficionado Ashley Thorpe has been ploughing his distinct filmmaking furrow more years than you can shake a spectral fist at. And his style, tenacity and downright hard-work (plus talent obs) has been paying hard-won dividends. He’ll be sharing his rich experience -plus some new news about his Borley Rectory film -with filmmakers and film fans during the English Riviera Film Festival. Not an event to miss.
Plymouth College of Art got in touch with a couple of filmmakers to watch out for, and after seeing some samples of their work, we’re all tingly too. Especially as it comes hot on the heels after the exciting and inspirational Plymouth Film Fest, with the English Riviera Film Fest just a hop-skip-and-a-jump away.
Building on the success of last year’s Riviera Fringe Film Festival and as the final day of the English, Riviera Film Festival -which has had series of film events during the week -there’s a Celebrating Devon Film Day on Saturday, August 20.
Award-winning, Devon-based filmmaker Tom Austin aims to raise £2500 to make his next short film Host Familie through crowdfunding platform crowdfunder.
English Riviera Film Night at the Torbay Apollo has been cancelled after the cinema caved to pressure from Animal Rights activists who claimed one of the actors in one of the films had been involved in a case of animal cruelty.
Seems there’s a grand comedy tradition down in The Bay area – or the English Riviera. And this September sees the inaugural English Riviera International Comedy Festival, with loads of truly chortling events and films taking place. To find out more, one of our intrepid reporters went in search of the truth behind the festival, and spoke to Matt Newbury, the man behind it. Click below to have a listen.
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The uncomfortable issues of immigration, identity and morality are taken on by Eli, a film by Colin Gerrard, which is part of the English Riviera Film Festival.[Read more…] about Eli, powerful short takes on big issues of immigration, identity and morality
Back in 2012, award-winning film writer Sean Wilson asked ‘What is the future of Paignton Picture House Cinema?‘ As part of the English Riviera Film Festival you can find out, with a special behind-the-scenes tour of what is thought to be the oldest purpose-build cinema in Europe.
The guided tour, by the Paignton Picture House Trust, is the ideal way to start the week-long film fest on the English Riviera.[Read more…] about ‘Time-capsule historic cinema’: Paignton Picture House
One of the inspirations for the Baobab team for making films was their trip to last year’s English Riviera Film Festival. How fitting, then, that this year they should pick up the first English Riviera Film Festival Award for their film Flies.
We spoke to writer Phil John about Baobab, Flies and the future…[Read more…] about The absurdity and despair of grief played out in Baobab’s award-winning Flies