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.

Government announce £1.57bn rescue package for The Arts (updated)

audience of ventnor exchange theatre 2018

Isle of Wight museums, theatres, live music venues, and those who work in those sectors, will be breathing a sigh of relief as a £1.57bn rescue package is announced

Monday, 6th July, 2020 6:57am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Latest video for Abbey Records’ artist is an eight-minute piece of beauty

Scene from Patrick Filetis short film inferno

The track was recorded at Isle of Wight's Abbey Records and features several Isle of Wight musicians

Thursday, 2nd July, 2020 4:15pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight cinemas soon to reopen again to film lovers: The detail

woman sitting alone in cinema by Karen Zhao

Independent cinema, Ryde Commodore, and national chain, Cineworld, are both looking forward to re-opening their doors to film lovers. Details within

Tuesday, 30th June, 2020 1:31pm

By Sally Perry

Short films bring beauty of the Isle of Wight’s natural environment to your home

Day by Day film title

These 23 short films featuring sculptor, Eric Geddes and poet, Robin Ford, bring to life a kaleidoscope of natural landscapes and seascapes as they change from dawn to dusk and season to season

Friday, 29th May, 2020 4:25pm

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust

Watch: Stunning video shows the Needles Lighthouse and Old Battery from the skies

the old battery from drone footage

See the Needles and Old Battery as you've (probably) never seen them before in this three-minute film

Wednesday, 27th May, 2020 12:04pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Watch: Stunning film shows the beautiful Isle of Wight in a way you might not have seen before

freshwater bay

Pete Heather's latest film shows the Isle of Wight from the air and in other ways you may not have seen before

Monday, 11th May, 2020 1:41pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Isolation Island: The Isle of Wight in Coronavirus lockdown (watch)

aerial view of back of the wight

The footage taken whilst the Isle of Wight has been in Coronavirus lockdown shows us just how good Islanders have been at staying at home. The uplifting clips at the end of the film should put a smile on your face

Sunday, 3rd May, 2020 7:07pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight’s CHAMPS extended version of Shadow on the Sea, with new video (watch)

Screen grab from Shadow on the Sea video - two children reading comics

If you loved Shadow on the Sea from CHAMPS, you'll love the extended version. Check it out along with a new video

Friday, 1st May, 2020 10:25am

By Sally Perry

Send in your uplifting video clips to be included in latest video by Procam Films

aerial view of back of the wight

Call for ten second clips of Islanders at home during lockdown doing "something uplifting" or "anything you feel will spread good feeling for people", but act fast

Thursday, 30th April, 2020 11:28am

By Sally Perry

Video of ride around Isle of Wight shows quite how empty streets are during Covid-19

paul knights quiet street shanklin

Paul had to travel to Newport, then Ryde to pick up some shopping for his mother and captured his motorcycle journey on camera during the Coronavirus lock down

Saturday, 11th April, 2020 8:33pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Watch: Isle of Wight young people talk about Island culture and creativity

Students talking about Island Culture - all punching their arms in the air

Exploring how young people on the Isle of Wight view our cultural heritage, this delightful four minute video is a must watch

Monday, 2nd March, 2020 9:31am

By Sally Perry

Dick Taylor features in new Brian Jones documentary, which includes music recorded at Ventnor studio

dick taylor and mark logie Thompson

Dick was not only filmed talking about his time in the Rolling Stones and friendship with Brian Jones, but also re-recorded music for the documentary in Ventnor's Red Squirrel studio

Wednesday, 19th February, 2020 6:42pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments