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.

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

We love this beautifully majestic Isle of Wight film shot from skies

The Needles from the Sky

This video shows the Isle of Wight off beautifully even on a winter's day. There's a great style to the shooting and editing of this video, combined with memorable haunting music. Quite amazing to capture it all in an overnight stay.

Wednesday, 25th January, 2017 6:45pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Ventnor Film Society presents their spring season of screenings

Ventnor Film Society Spring Season

The spring season of films from the Ventnor Film Society features an interesting and fairly light-hearted programme of recent award winning films from the UK, France, Spain, Greece, New Zealand and Italy.

Monday, 16th January, 2017 3:06pm

By Linda Davis

‘This Changes Everything’: Climate change documentary comes to Freshwater

naomi klein

Change or be changed is the tagline of 'This Changes Everything' a documentary based on Naomi Klein's bestselling book about climate change. Screening this Friday in Freshwater.

Tuesday, 15th November, 2016 9:12am

By Helen Wood with 11 readers' comments

Keepers: Hollywood funding for Isle of Wight writer’s feature film


Isle of Wight writer and actor, Joe Bone, must surely have hit the big time after co-writing a feature length film that this week is being presented to the American Film Market event in Santa Monica. There's more than one Isle of Wight connection too.

Tuesday, 1st November, 2016 3:24pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Quay Arts hosts something interesting every night of the week. What do you fancy?

chris wood

Gone are the days of the venue closing its doors at 5pm. These days there's food, live music, theatre, comedy, film and more on every night of the week. Check out what's coming up and see what takes your fancy.

Monday, 31st October, 2016 6:57pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Quay Arts: Check out their fantastic new season of events


The new season of events at Quay Arts in Newport is fantastic and offers something for everyone, whatever your taste in music, art, film and comedy.

Saturday, 1st October, 2016 2:47pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Unseen film footage reveals how the 1987 Great Storm hit Ventnor


This fascinating footage of the 1987 Great Storm in Ventnor has been set to music by Isle of Wight musician, Paul Armfield. Free entry with donations welcome.

Friday, 23rd September, 2016 7:00am

By Sally Perry

‘Victoria and Abdul’ filming starts today at Osborne House


Filming starts today (Thursday) at Osborne House, the seaside residence of Queen Victoria which has been chosen as a location for the feature film Victoria and Abdul, English Heritage confirmed.

Thursday, 15th September, 2016 12:47pm

By Isobel Cooley with 2 readers' comments

Aerial drone video allows you to glide effortlessly over Freshwater Bay


Ever imagined what it'd be like flying high over Freshwater Bay? Now you can, with this great drone video footage.

Wednesday, 14th September, 2016 1:20pm

By Sally Perry