Building upon last years success, the Ramsgate International Film & TV Festival returns for 2018. Featuring over 50 films showcasing some of the best indie cinema from all continents and special screenings of local films, this years festival is not to be missed.
The Wheels and Fins International Film Festival has independent filmmaking and action sports at its heart. Whether it be adrenaline fuelled action, inspiring documentaries or captivating drama, this short film festival had it all.
Taking place on Saturday 19th August at the beautiful Palace Cinema in Broadstairs, a truly independent cinema run by Simon and Corinna Downing, the festival featured entries from 13 countries spanning 5 different continents. With such a wealth of local and international filmmaking talent on offer, it made sure that the first ever Wheels and Fins International Film Festival inspired, excited and entertained. Continue reading
Kent’s first ever Wheels and Fins International Film Festival is all set to announce the inaugural Official Selection to be screened at the Palace Cinema in Broadstairs on August 19th.
Kent’s premiere surfing destination Joss Bay has hosted the Wheels and Fins Festival on it’s beaches for many years, this year for the first time (on top of action sports surf, music and soapbox racing) is a unique film festival.
In 16th century Japan, Gosuke has spent his youth being groomed to become the next Murage (Master Blacksmith) like his father and grandfather before him. Hiwever, he also has desires on becoming a samurai so that he can help protect his village from attacks by clans who want the high-quality steel made there. Continue reading
Beyond the Yellow Line tells the story of a 40-year-old singer-songwriter, Alex, who never had the courage to submit his songs to anyone. He earns a living by playing in clubs and bars in his small town. His personality clashes with that of the self-confident Mara, his girlfriend and a successful lawyer. Such personality differences will be the reason for Mara to break up with Alex who will finally get a chance to reconsider his life choices and make amends. Continue reading
Bridge is a life affirming and heart warming story of the chance meeting of two suicidal strangers on a Bridge over the Ganges, both experiencing immense emotional distress. Set in Bally is a suburban town just outside Kolkata where the 82 year old Bridge crosses the majestic Ganges.Bridges all over the world have a history of visitations of men and women, victims of misfortune, with the resolve to end their lives. For some, fortunately, the attempt remains unsuccessful. Continue reading
The Alley Cat Race is an alcohol-fueled competition that is put on by bike messengers for bike messengers in deserted downtown streets of Chicago in the middle of the night. The Alley Cat focuses on Jasper (Jenny Strubin) who seems to be carrying a painful and emotional secret as she looks to use this race as a way of escaping from the problems in her life. However, after the night takes an unexpected tragic turn, it causes Jasper to take to the deserted streets and embark on a physical and spiritual journey of reflection. In the solitude of the night, with nothing more than her bike and a painful secret, she hopes to find some sort of resolution by the time she reaches her final destination. Continue reading