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.

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

ryde pier

‘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

slack bay

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

trainspotting

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

Max Minghella to make directorial debut with film set on the Isle of Wight

Max Minghella

Filming will take place on the Isle of Wight for this coming-of-age film about a teenage girl dreaming of becoming a pop star. Co-written and directed by Anthony Mingella's son, Max, it seems to have all the ingredients for success.

Thursday, 27th July, 2017 6:38pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Victoria and Abdul: Costumes now on display at Osborne (Film Trailer and HD photos)

Elaborate costumes worn by Dame Judi Dench (Queen Victoria)

Some of the costumes used in the upcoming film, Victoria and Abdul, are on display at Osborne House this summer. See the HD photos for a flavour of what to expect.

Tuesday, 25th July, 2017 4:10pm

By Sally Perry

Time-lapse Isle of Wight (night and day)

time lapse video stilll jamie russell - bluebells

Sit back and enjoy two stunning time-lapse videos of our beautiful Isle of Wight landscapes. Shared with us by Jamie Russell and Margaret Smith.

Monday, 17th April, 2017 10:49am

By Sally Perry

Almost every corner of the Isle of Wight features in music video

swan levitt - southern vectis bus

The official music video for Swan Levitt's latest single was shot entirely on his phone camera over three days and features many parts of the Isle of Wight. See if you can spot yourself.

Wednesday, 29th March, 2017 4:35pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Ex-Carisbrooke High pupil directing current Coronation Street

Suri Krishnamma

Suri Krishnamma grew up on the Isle of Wight and has gone to directing BAFTA nominated films, TV programmes and short films. He's the latest director on popular TV soap, Coronation Street.

Tuesday, 21st March, 2017 4:33pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Cinema for Peace: Three screenings this week on the Isle of Wight

tickling giants

There are three Cinema for Peace screenings to choose from this week. Learn more about the 'Age of Man’, the Italian 'refugee island' of Lampedusa or The 'Egyptian Jon Stewart' Show.

Monday, 20th February, 2017 11:45am

By Sally Perry

Utterly beautiful drone-shot film of Isle of Wight coastline raises the bar

lost but not forgotten - screeb grab land and sea

The bar for production of aerial drone video has just been raised by the very talented folks over at The Progress Film Company, who have created a glorious cinematic masterpiece, shot along the south coast of the Isle of Wight.

Sunday, 5th February, 2017 8:29pm

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

John Hurt discussing capitalism and the loss of an age of naivety (podcast)

Sir John Hurt

Back in 2010 OnTheWight (then VentnorBlog) were fortunate enough to meet and spend time talking with the late great John Hurt. It was an incredibly special moment for us. Listen to the podcast to hear what John had to say, it was a fascinating conversation.

Saturday, 28th January, 2017 11:21am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments