Film Festivals

Wheels and Fins International Film Festival

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.

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Bridge – Ramsgate International Film & TV Festival

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

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The Alley Cat – Ramsgate International Film & TV Festival

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

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Flytrap – Ramsgate International Fim & TV Festival

From writer director Stephen David Brooks comes an intelligent and unnerving science fiction drama – Flytrap. When reserved Englishman, James Pond (Jeremy Crutchley), is on his way to a new teaching job in Los Angeles his car unexpectedly breaks down in the middle of suburbia. With no reception available on his phone, he knocks on the door of the closest house to use their phone only to be greeted by a beautiful woman named Mary Ann (Ina-Alice Kopp). After being invited in, it’s clear that Mary Ann has her own seductive motive and despite James’ feeling that something isn’t quite right, he can’t resist the temptation. Little did he know, he has walked straight into a trap. Now held captive in the house, James slowly uncovers that the mysterious Mary Ann and her equally creepy housemates are not from this world and have their own sinister designs on what they want with humanity. Continue reading

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By Any Means – Ramsgate International Film & TV Festival

It sounds like a familiar premise ‘beautiful female kidnapped and held hostage for ransom’, but what By Any Means comes with is a little more between the ears. This directorial debut from Leighton Spence offers up a thrilling tale of sinister motives, desperate measures and tainted reputations. But By Any Means doesn’t just stop there as it also manages to provide a social commentary on the current celebrity gossip driven culture that we live in and the role that the media plays in this. Continue reading

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Ramsgate International Film & TV Festival

This March, Ramsgate welcomes international filmmaking talent for the first ever Ramsgate International Film and TV Festival. Taking place in the beautiful Royal Harbour, the festival aims to be the largest multi-platform festival in East Kent.

The Festival’s focus is to showcase new works, help promote filmmakers and to bring a different screening experience to help encourage the local audience to view and appreciate independent cinema.

Taking centre stage is the World Features competition, which includes:

There is also a Short Film Competition and a celebration of Polish Cinema featuring a screening of Jan P. Matuszyński’s ‘The last Family’.

The festival also provides a Youth Taster, which will be a collection of films by young local people in their first attempt at making movies. It is held in collaboration with the Kent Film Foundation, which utilises Film as a tool to engage young people more effectively in the way they operate in the community.

Screenings are complemented by a strong line-up of quality events and seminars, with industry professionals of high reputation. All of the screenings have been chosen by the Selection Committee, which is composed of a panel of industry professionals and local residents.

The festival takes place from the 24th-26th March 2017.

For more information and tickets, please visit: Ramsgate International Film and TV Festival

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