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.

Aspiring filmmakers invited to take part in Picture The Music competition

smartphone filming - pixabay

This competition is inviting people of all ages to produce a promo video for a music track, with an opportunity to have it adopted as an official video for a band. OnTheWight has the details.

Wednesday, 10th October, 2018 2:05pm

By Linda Davis

WATCH: Your Isle of Wight photos and film could be part of this ‘Day by Day’ art installation

day by day film

Your Isle of Wight photos and video clips could become part of not only an installation artwork, but also promotion for the Isle of Wight, and captured as a moment in history.

Tuesday, 9th October, 2018 12:48pm

By Sally Perry

Documentary examines Isle of Wight education system and what it’s like to grow up here

Peter Shreeve - Anastasia Wlaschin-Wiest - Martina Amoretti - Louise Deschamps - Allegra Stodolsky

A former Isle of Wight student - who went through the three to two tiers school reorganisation - has created a film focusing on the Island education system and what it's like to grow up here as students and to work here as teachers.

Friday, 5th October, 2018 9:31am

By Peter Shreeve

MyCharleston go Pier to Pier along the South coast

Pier to Pier dancers

MyCharleston dancers are toe tapping their way around some of the south coast’s most iconic landmarks, including Sandown Pier on the Isle of Wight.

Thursday, 4th October, 2018 3:56pm

By Elena Collins

WATCH: Isle of Wight in all its beauty from the summer skies

pete heather - kayakers from the sky

We love this aerial drone video shared with us by Pete Heather. Sit back and let him take you back on a journey through the summer skies above the Isle of Wight.

Monday, 24th September, 2018 5:34pm

By Sally Perry

Ventnor Film Society launches news season of screenings

daphne

The new season of films from the Ventnor Film Society offers something to satisfy all tastes with drama, arty animation, a western style thriller and an historical adventure. Starts next week.

Wednesday, 29th August, 2018 4:56pm

By Sally Perry

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

vfringe blue face

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

nelkin line

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