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: 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

Isle of Wight skateboarding legend latest to feature in Isle Create series

john cattle

Up next in the Isle Create series of short documentaries highlighting the Island's creativity is John Cattle from Wight Trash Skateboards.

Friday, 24th May, 2019 9:16am

By Sally Perry

Ventnor screening for Isle of Wight writer’s film, The Vanishing, plus Q&A

poster for the vanishing

Meet the man behind the script for the film The Vanishing and watch the screening in the luxurious surroundings of Ventnor Arts Club.

Friday, 17th May, 2019 11:00am

By Sally Perry

Last chance to register for Ventnor Fringe

ventnor fringe festival side of container in harbourside

If you're hoping to perform at this year's Ventnor Fringe Festival (celebrating its tenth anniversary), you'll need to register by midnight tomorrow (30th April).

Monday, 29th April, 2019 1:13pm

By Sally Perry

Watch: Model glider soars above the Isle of Wight for one last time

paul knights glider

This aerial footage hasn't come from a drone, but a model glider, taking once last flight - but not before a little TLC from its owner.

Saturday, 13th April, 2019 5:23pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight writer, Joe Bone’s first feature film goes national – to some great reviews

poster for the vanishing

Isle of Wight writer and actor, Joe Bone, is the proud co-writer of The Vanishing, a feature length film inspired by the true story of the disappearance of three lighthouse keepers in 1900.

Monday, 1st April, 2019 8:51am

By Sally Perry with one comment

How the Internet in the 00s inspired Isle of Wight film director’s short for BBC/BFI project

Award-winning Isle of Wight film director, Jason Bradbury, speaks to OnTheWight about his film for the BBC/BFI Born Digital Series, which premiered earlier this month and can now been seen on iPlayer.

Friday, 22nd March, 2019 6:18pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Isle Create shine a light beautifully on Isle of Wight’s creative talent

isle create main cover image

The guys at Skinny Mammoth Media have created a series of beautifully shot, thought provoking short films, shining a light on the Isle of Wight's diverse and inspirational creative talent.

Friday, 15th February, 2019 6:52pm

By Sally Perry

Double-bill of documentaries by Isle of Wight filmmaker

David George

The documentary double-bill includes a film looking at the charity founded over 60 years ago to give emotional support to those at risk of suicide and a film a ground-breaking community hub in Ryde.

Tuesday, 12th February, 2019 5:33pm

By Sally Perry

Ventnor Film Society announce their Spring Season of films

japanese boy in the snow

It's not long until the Ventnor Film Society returns with their new programme of recent award-winning films from the UK and around the world. Check out the listings to see what takes your fancy.

Wednesday, 23rd January, 2019 1:42pm

By Linda Davis

Gollum Brexit video ‘We wants it’ breaks 1 million views under two days

we wants it video

A video written and directed by Dominic Minghella, originally released on his Island Pictures Website, has become an online sensation. Watch here.

Tuesday, 11th December, 2018 9:19pm

By Simon Perry with one comment

Free screenings: The Ecoisland vision – how it fell apart and ultimately ended in tragedy


There are several free screenings across the Isle of Wight of David George's documentary about the Eco Island vision and how it ultimately ended in tragedy.

Monday, 12th November, 2018 9:26am

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments