Lights, camera, action!

The Isle of Wight can boast several film festivals, as well as a handful of film societies and interest groups.

We have many filmmakers living and working on the Island, taking inspiration from their surroundings. With two mainstream cinemas and several venues showing arthouse films, there is something for everyone.

Inside St Helens Fort: You’ve walked around it – Now explore inside (video)

inside st helens fort - urban explorers

As we know, the St Helens Fort Walk's popularity is growing. But have you seen inside? This spooky video takes you there.

Tuesday, 23rd August, 2016 6:58pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Ocean Film Festival World Tour comes to Shanklin

Freediver Whales

If you love the ocean, this amazing collection of short films is a must-see. The programme is filled with incredible cinematography, touching interviews and insightful narrations. Book now to avoid disappointment as we expect this will be popular.

Wednesday, 17th August, 2016 1:48pm

By Feature Writer

Ventnor Fringe: Artists from around the world head to the Isle of Wight

The Bees at Ventnor Fringe

Ventnor is about to become a vibrant hub of creativity and culture as Fringe Festival returns for its seventh year. There's a huge variety of shows, offering something for everyone.

Monday, 1st August, 2016 6:30pm

By Jack Whitewood

You can rent amazing DVD from Isle of Wight libraries – and support them at the same time

popcorn and cinema chair

If you like watching films, here's a little known tip that will open up a wide selection of them to you - and they're all available to you nearby.

Saturday, 30th July, 2016 3:30pm

By Simon Perry with 10 readers' comments

Osborne House rumoured location for major feature film about Queen Victoria

Dame Judi Dench

Osborne House is rumoured to be the location for the feature film about the relationship between Queen Victoria and Abdul Karim. The production company have a casting call out for extras to take part in filming on the Isle of Wight this autumn.

Thursday, 28th July, 2016 12:46pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Firestone Copse as you’ve never seen it before (video & gallery)

firestone copse from the air

This drone footage and the images taken above the canopy of Firestone Copse are outstandingly beautiful. Thanks to Andrew for sharing with OnTheWight readers.

Friday, 15th July, 2016 12:33pm

By Sally Perry

Ventnor Film Society finish the season with ‘The Lady in the Van’

lady in the van

They were unable obtain the previously advertised film, Black Souls, so see the BAFTA nominated 'The Lady In The Van' at Ventnor Film Society's final screening of the season instead.

Monday, 18th April, 2016 12:12pm

By Linda Davis

Go ‘As Wild As’ in Ventnor this weekend

Male Lion

As Wild As presents a weekend of Wildlife in Ventnor. Check out the exhibition and learn more about wildlife conservation and the work needed. There's also a screening of the documentary, Blood Lions. All events free, but tickets required for film.

Friday, 26th February, 2016 3:02pm

By Sally Perry

Ventnor International Festival: Fully-programmed extension to Ventnor Fringe Festival

Stealing sheep - Not Real

Well done to the Ventnor Fringe team who have announced today they are set to expand the festival with the introduction of the fully-programmed Ventnor International Festival.

Monday, 22nd February, 2016 4:39pm

By Jack Whitewood

Ventnor Film Society returns with jam-packed season of films

45 years

Ventnor Film Society offer a choice of two screenings every fortnight in the luxurious surroundings of Ventnor Arts Club. What more could you ask for?

Monday, 18th January, 2016 10:57am

By Linda Davis

Save the Rivoli Cinema appeal returns donations to supporters

rivoli cinema

The appeal had strong public support and a great team of experts on hand to help, but it couldn't quite make the asking price for the former art deco style cinema.

Monday, 21st December, 2015 1:52pm

By Bruce Webb

Watch this brilliant Isle of Wight remix of Planet of the Apes ending

planet of the apes iw ending

The fantastic creator of Isle of Wight animated postcards, Justin Mason, has been busy wondering what the ending of Planet of the Apes would be like if filmed on the Isle of Wight.

Monday, 7th December, 2015 8:42pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments