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.

Last chance to register for Ventnor Fringe

ventnor fringe festival side of container in harbourside

If you're hoping to perform at this year's Ventnor Fringe Festival (celebrating its tenth anniversary), you'll need to register by midnight tomorrow (30th April).

Monday, 29th April, 2019 1:13pm

By Sally Perry

Watch: Model glider soars above the Isle of Wight for one last time

paul knights glider

This aerial footage hasn't come from a drone, but a model glider, taking once last flight - but not before a little TLC from its owner.

Saturday, 13th April, 2019 5:23pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight writer, Joe Bone’s first feature film goes national – to some great reviews

poster for the vanishing

Isle of Wight writer and actor, Joe Bone, is the proud co-writer of The Vanishing, a feature length film inspired by the true story of the disappearance of three lighthouse keepers in 1900.

Monday, 1st April, 2019 8:51am

By Sally Perry with one comment

How the Internet in the 00s inspired Isle of Wight film director’s short for BBC/BFI project

Award-winning Isle of Wight film director, Jason Bradbury, speaks to OnTheWight about his film for the BBC/BFI Born Digital Series, which premiered earlier this month and can now been seen on iPlayer.

Friday, 22nd March, 2019 6:18pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Isle Create shine a light beautifully on Isle of Wight’s creative talent

isle create main cover image

The guys at Skinny Mammoth Media have created a series of beautifully shot, thought provoking short films, shining a light on the Isle of Wight's diverse and inspirational creative talent.

Friday, 15th February, 2019 6:52pm

By Sally Perry

Double-bill of documentaries by Isle of Wight filmmaker

David George

The documentary double-bill includes a film looking at the charity founded over 60 years ago to give emotional support to those at risk of suicide and a film a ground-breaking community hub in Ryde.

Tuesday, 12th February, 2019 5:33pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Ventnor Film Society announce their Spring Season of films

japanese boy in the snow

It's not long until the Ventnor Film Society returns with their new programme of recent award-winning films from the UK and around the world. Check out the listings to see what takes your fancy.

Wednesday, 23rd January, 2019 1:42pm

By Linda Davis

Gollum Brexit video ‘We wants it’ breaks 1 million views under two days

we wants it video

A video written and directed by Dominic Minghella, originally released on his Island Pictures Website, has become an online sensation. Watch here.

Tuesday, 11th December, 2018 9:19pm

By Simon Perry with one comment

Free screenings: The Ecoisland vision – how it fell apart and ultimately ended in tragedy


There are several free screenings across the Isle of Wight of David George's documentary about the Eco Island vision and how it ultimately ended in tragedy.

Monday, 12th November, 2018 9:26am

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

Watch: Lauran Hibberd’s latest music video features Isle of Wight skateboarding stars

lauran hibberd and martha

The track was recorded in a former water tower on Queen Victoria's estate on the Isle of Wight and the music video recorded at John Cattle's Skateclub. We love it!

Friday, 26th October, 2018 6:37pm

By Sally Perry

WATCH: Isle of Wight time lapse video a stunning show of Island beauty

jamie rusell bembridge - timelapse

Jamie Russell has once again excelled himself with this stunning time-lapse video showcasing the Isle of Wight's natural beauty, sunrises, sunsets, lightning shows, Walk the Wight, Round the Island yacht race, walkers on the beach, sheep grazing, boats bobbing. It has it all. Sit back and watch.

Monday, 22nd October, 2018 8:30am

By Sally Perry

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