The 2019 English Riviera Film Festival

(Last Updated On: September 23, 2019)

This year’s 2019 English Riviera Film Festival is in its fifth year and has become one of the South West’s major film festivals. The number of films being shown has doubled and the award categories have been expanded to better reflect the wealth and diversity of talent involved in the independent film industry today.

There’s also an opportunity to meet some of those talented individuals involved with film making- there is exhibitor representation from film companies across the South West, with Directors, Producers, cast and crew from many of this year’s nominated films in attendance from across the . As a special feature the Festival will be hosting the south west premiere of Snowgum Films’ much anticipated film adaptation of Terry Pratchett’s Troll Bridge.

The Festival is a collaborative venture with partner organisations – Artizan Gallery, Blue Walnut Cafe Bar & Cinema, Torre Abbey, and Torquay Museum, all hosting memorable film-related events during Festival two weeks.

The awards day itself is being held at South Devon College’s incredible new facility for film and media, the Hi Tech and Digital Centre. Special thanks to our 2019 Festival sponsors Boyce Hatton , Torbay Direct and Festival Partner South Devon College – their support has helped stage what will be the English Rivera’s best Festival yet.

The Festival Programme is at:

… and here’s the Festival International Award Day trailer:

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Kevin Dixon went to Audley Park – now Torquay Academy – and South Devon College when it was at Torre. After studying at Birmingham City University, he returned home because there’s nowhere else quite like Torquay. He then became involved in community and adult education, completed a PhD at Exeter University , and started writing about the weird and unknown side of town. He now Chairs Healthwatch Torbay and is involved in health and social care in the Bay.