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.

Unseen film footage reveals how the 1987 Great Storm hit Ventnor

storm

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

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

freshwater-bay-drone-footage-by-trevor-beckett

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

Ventnor Film Society celebrates tenth year

VENTNOR film society autumn season 2016

This season Ventnor Film Society will be screening a diverse programme of recent award-winning films from the Japan, Iceland, Bulgaria, Jordan, UAE, Denmark and Turkey and Colombia.

Wednesday, 31st August, 2016 6:18pm

By Linda Davis

Inside St Helens Fort: You’ve walked around it – Now explore inside (video)

inside st helens fort - urban explorers

As we know, the St Helens Fort Walk's popularity is growing. But have you seen inside? This spooky video takes you there.

Tuesday, 23rd August, 2016 6:58pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Ocean Film Festival World Tour comes to Shanklin

Freediver Whales

If you love the ocean, this amazing collection of short films is a must-see. The programme is filled with incredible cinematography, touching interviews and insightful narrations. Book now to avoid disappointment as we expect this will be popular.

Wednesday, 17th August, 2016 1:48pm

By Feature Writer

Ventnor Fringe: Artists from around the world head to the Isle of Wight

The Bees at Ventnor Fringe

Ventnor is about to become a vibrant hub of creativity and culture as Fringe Festival returns for its seventh year. There's a huge variety of shows, offering something for everyone.

Monday, 1st August, 2016 6:30pm

By Jack Whitewood

You can rent amazing DVD from Isle of Wight libraries – and support them at the same time

popcorn and cinema chair

If you like watching films, here's a little known tip that will open up a wide selection of them to you - and they're all available to you nearby.

Saturday, 30th July, 2016 3:30pm

By Simon Perry with 10 readers' comments

Osborne House rumoured location for major feature film about Queen Victoria

Dame Judi Dench

Osborne House is rumoured to be the location for the feature film about the relationship between Queen Victoria and Abdul Karim. The production company have a casting call out for extras to take part in filming on the Isle of Wight this autumn.

Thursday, 28th July, 2016 12:46pm

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

Firestone Copse as you’ve never seen it before (video & gallery)

firestone copse from the air

This drone footage and the images taken above the canopy of Firestone Copse are outstandingly beautiful. Thanks to Andrew for sharing with OnTheWight readers.

Friday, 15th July, 2016 12:33pm

By Sally Perry

Ventnor Film Society finish the season with ‘The Lady in the Van’

lady in the van

They were unable obtain the previously advertised film, Black Souls, so see the BAFTA nominated 'The Lady In The Van' at Ventnor Film Society's final screening of the season instead.

Monday, 18th April, 2016 12:12pm

By Linda Davis

Go ‘As Wild As’ in Ventnor this weekend

Male Lion

As Wild As presents a weekend of Wildlife in Ventnor. Check out the exhibition and learn more about wildlife conservation and the work needed. There's also a screening of the documentary, Blood Lions. All events free, but tickets required for film.

Friday, 26th February, 2016 3:02pm

By Sally Perry