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Attend this year's Isle of Wight Film Festival

Wed 29 May 2013

Attend this year's Isle of Wight Film Festival

Fans of cinema keen to stay abreast of the latest releases and going on in the world of celluloid might like to take a trip to this year's Isle of Wight Film Festival - Cinema by the Sea, which will be taking place in August.

Running from the 14th to 17th as part of the annual Ventnor Fringe Festival, visitors will be given the chance to enjoy an array of independent films from directors and producers from across the globe.

It promises to offer a jam-packed calendar of screenings, seminars and film groups, with all showings to be held at the Sacred Cinema in Ventnor.

The only film festival in the UK to offer camping as an option for guests, visitors can choose to stay at one of the many accredited sites that have been organised in and around the Ventnor Fringe.

Formed in 2007, the film festival has seen entrants coming from as far and wide as the US and Singapore in recent years and 2013 promises to be no different.

It is supported by Screen South, the National Lottery, Quay Arts and the Isle of Wight Film Network, with prizes on offer in a range of categories - from best short film, best drama, and best Isle of Wight short through to best environmental and best human rights pieces.

Culture vultures descending on the island in the coming months might also like to check out the annual Open Studios season from Isle of Wight Arts.

Held in venues across the island - Newport, Cowes, Yarmouth, Freshwater, Niton and many places in between - tickets to the shows will cost just £35, gaining exclusive entry into the studios of many island artists and letting visitors get up close and personal with an array of modern and classical compositions.

The artists will also be on hand to discuss their creative processes and inspiration. The event will be taking place across the weekends of July 19th to 21st and the 26th to 29th.ADNFCR-3083-ID-801591763-ADNFCR

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