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.

Portrait of an artist: Short film about Isle of Wight artist Jo Bemis

jo bemis on ventnor beach

Just over five minutes, Paul Knights' latest film provides a great insight into artist, Jo Bemis’ creative process

Saturday, 4th January, 2020 10:25am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Damehood for Isle of Wight’s Donna Langley

Donna Langley

Once again proving that growing up on the Isle of Wight isn’t a barrier to achieving your ambitions, this Islander is now awarded a Damehood

Friday, 3rd January, 2020 5:43pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

UK car YouTuber, Living Life Fast, selects Isle of Wight for first driving trip (Video)

Live Life Fast drivers on the IW ferry

OnTheWight chatted with Ricky to find out why he chose the Island and which were his posse’s favourite roads - and why they’ll be back.

Thursday, 14th November, 2019 6:33pm

By Simon Perry with one comment

Portrait of an artist: Short film about Isle of Wight artist James Bemis

james beavis sketching in a field

Just under five minutes long, this delightful film provides a succinct insight into artist, James Bemis's creative process

Monday, 28th October, 2019 4:29pm

By Sally Perry

Video: See inside what Camp Hill prison looks like now

shot from the video of inside camp hill looking along the corridors - video by abandoned isle of wight

In what must be their most ambitious adventure, Abandoned Isle of Wight have gained entry and shot a video inside Camp Hill prison.

Wednesday, 2nd October, 2019 8:20am

By Simon Perry with 2 readers' comments

Dmitri Galitzine’s film ‘Back and Forth’ explores connection to town, island and ferry for Lift the Lid on Island Culture

back and forth cropped

Dmitri Galitzine's film titled Back and Forth is the third of four art commissions on the Isle of Wight as part of the Lift the Lid on Island Culture project. Don't miss it 13th September to 5th October.

Thursday, 5th September, 2019 10:19am

By Sarah Girling with one comment

Ventnor Film Society’s new season of films from around the world

image from the film capernaum showing two kids walking along motorway

The new season of Ventnor Film Society screening of films from around the world begins next month. Pick out your favourites and reserve your seats.

Friday, 23rd August, 2019 3:13pm

By Linda Davis with 2 readers' comments

Award-winning photographer Giles Clarke’s exhibition, screening, talk and Q&A takes place

Honduras dump boy with spiderman mask on

Tickets are just £5 each or £3 if you're a student. Giles' work is outstanding and his anecdotes really fascinating. Highly recommended.

Thursday, 1st August, 2019 5:52pm

By Sally Perry

Ventnor Fringe Festival smashes box office records on tenth anniversary: Dates for 2020 announced

Barney Artist performing at Ventnor Fringe

The Box Office records were smashed with almost 6,500 tickets for Ventnor Fringe Festival being sold. It's no wonder those performing fall in love with this town and want to return.

Wednesday, 31st July, 2019 7:13pm

By Sally Perry

Last call for Ventnor Fringe Festival volunteers: Give a few hours and become part of the VFringe family

people in large circle at ventnor fringe festival

If you have some spare time, why not get involved? As previous a volunteer says, you’ll meet some of the kindest and most talented people you could imagine, all in this most amazing town.

Sunday, 21st July, 2019 9:41am

By Sally Perry

Wind down from a stressful week with this calming short film

ruth spinning by paul knights

Paul Knights has shared this lovely short film of Ruth (who is blind) being taught how to spin. It's incredibly calming!

Thursday, 4th July, 2019 6:05pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Ventnor Fringe Festival 2019: A quick guide on how to make the most of it

Ventnor Fringe Festival audience

Everyone is welcome to Ventnor for the 10th anniversary Ventnor Fringe Festival, with music, dance, theatre, comedy and more. This handy guide will help you navigate what the festival has to offer.

Wednesday, 26th June, 2019 5:13pm

By Sally Perry