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.

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

Love and Dying – Documentary explores current law on assisted dying

Jill and David George

The film asks whether there should be a change in the current law relating to assisted dying

Friday, 31st January, 2020 12:40pm

By Sally Perry with 9 readers' comments

New season of award-winning films being screened by Ventnor Film Society

Ventnor Film Society return with a fantastic lineup of screenings over the spring. Get the dates in your diaries and book your seats

Friday, 24th January, 2020 5:50pm

By Linda Davis

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

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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