English Riviera Film Festival


Various locations across the English Riviera, Torquay, Devon

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The English Riviera Film Festival, Torquay, Paignton, Brixham, Devon

About Us

The English Riviera Film Festival is a celebration of film-making in the South West and a supporter of the film makers worldwide . That has developed from a one day event in 2015 to a International recognised Film Event in October 2018 . Our aim is to promote the English Riviera and the South West as a location where the film industry can do business and where there is already a wealth of talent in film-making and its associated disciplines deserving a wider exposure.

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For our Fifth anniversary year we are very excited to be moving the Festival to the South Devon Hi Tech and Digital Centre in Paignton for the main festival day and awards . With the screening taking place in the brand new Cinema in the college.

For our anniversary year we have expanded the awards to include for the first time this year Best Cinematography, Best Animated Film and Best Comedy Film . Along side Best Film , Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actress , Best Actor and the English Riviera Film Festival Award . With hand crafted Awards being made again by Our Glass in Cockington Torquay in Devon UK.

The 2019 festival is pleased host the third English Riviera Film Awards, with a judging panel comprising independent film and theatre producers and directors, and representation from actors union Equity. Entries are welcomed from all film makers who have completed their films since March 2018 and all finalists will be screened during the principal Film Festival event at South Devon College Hi Tech Digital Centre in Paignton on October 12th 2019.

Previous Festival’s have showcased Film Makers and ERFF Award winners from the Devon , Uk , Los Angeles , Canada , Italy , Netherlands and Japan . With film makers travelings from as far as Italy to attend the festival . 

Awards & Prizes

Best Film 
English Riviera Film Award* 
Best Comedy Film 
Best Animated Film 
Best Director 
Best Cinematography 
Best Actor 
Best Actress 
Best screenplay

* all awards open to Film Makers worldwide except the English Riviera Award which will recognise a Devon UK Film / Film Maker .

Winning entries will receive a English Riviera Award 
and Certificate of Winning . Plus will be featured on the Official website and social media.

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Registered address 5 Vaughan Parade, Torquay, Devon, England, TQ2 5JG.
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