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.

Ventnor Fringe Festival: Moves to new dates for 2019

Fringe

The new dates will ensure that Ventnor Fringe Festival does not clash with any other festivals taking place at the same time and will mean that performers going to Edinburgh can preview their shows on the Island beforehand.

Tuesday, 14th August, 2018 5:07pm

By Sally Perry

Preview screenings of Isle of Wight film on phenomena of dying filmed at Hospice

Jamie and Steven

A feature length film which explores the moment of death and why it is such taboo in our society is due for general release in September. It was filmed on the Isle of Wight at the Mountbatten hospice over 12 months.

Wednesday, 8th August, 2018 12:20pm

By Emma Topping with one comment

Ventnor Fringe Festival 2018: A peek at what not to miss and more

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Enrich your soul this week and head to Ventnor for the Fringe Festival for a week of theatre, live music, comedy, talks, art workshops, exhibitions and more - you won't be disappointed. There's so much to see and do, you'll never want to leave.

Sunday, 5th August, 2018 9:25am

By Sally Perry

Dimbola to host evening of live music, film, theatre and photography

Tunde-Sunara flyers

This evening promises a treat for the soul, both musically and visually. There'll be performances by visual artist Sunara Begum and world-renowned composer Tunde Jegede, as well as exhibition of the images by Dunstan Perera.

Wednesday, 6th June, 2018 12:55pm

By Elissa Blizzard

WATCH: Isle of Wight written and shot comedy sketch snapped up by BBC3

hannah george wedding comedy sketch

Anyone who's been to an elaborate wedding will relate to the sentiment behind this comedy sketch written, filmed and featuring Islanders which is now showing on BBC3 Facebook page.

Tuesday, 22nd May, 2018 8:49pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight’s Samphire Dance Company take part in worldwide dance event

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The Dance Company recently took part in a project to bring together people from all walks of life and from all around the world through dance. Captured on film by Paul Windridge.

Saturday, 12th May, 2018 1:48pm

By Sally Perry

Latest music video by Alessi’s Ark shot on the Undercliff

alessis ark

This music video by Alessi's Ark takes you on a delightful sun-dappled journey through the Ventnor Undercliff and down to St Catherine's Lighthouse.

Thursday, 22nd February, 2018 10:32am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight singer and dancer features in latest Chicane track

Hannah Robinson in chicane video

An Island singer and dancer features on lead vocals and headlines video for electronica producer's latest track.

Thursday, 30th November, 2017 5:08pm

By Sally Perry

Hospice patients and staff feature in ‘Island’ – premiering at BFI London Film Festival

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‘Island’ and ‘The Interval and the Instant’ – filmed over a one-year period at Earl Mountbatten Hospice, featuring hospice staff and patients, premieres in London and Brighton this month.

Monday, 2nd October, 2017 3:36pm

By Emma Topping

Ventnor Film Society returns with season of acclaimed British and world cinema

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The autumn season of films from around the World kicks off next week in Ventnor. OnTheWight has details of all the films being screen in the coming months.

Thursday, 7th September, 2017 6:48pm

By Linda Davis

Watch this great Milky Way time lapse video shot on the Isle of Wight

flowersbrook milky time lapse shot by damian haworth

We're so lucky to have had tens of thousands of images and videos shared with us over the last decade. This latest from Damian Haworth is a stunning eight seconds of beauty.

Thursday, 3rd August, 2017 7:55am

By Sally Perry

Lust for Life: Double screening of Trainspotting with live music and fresh pizza

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Ventnor Arts Club will be hosting a celebration of Danny Boyle’s seminal Trainspotting films and Iggy Pop’s 70th year during the Fringe Festival. Tickets are limited so book now.

Monday, 31st July, 2017 6:38pm

By Feature Writer