English Riviera Film Festival

The English Riviera Film Festival is an independent film festival in the picturesque location of Torbay (English Riviera) in    Devon in the UK. Founded in 2015, the festival has grown from a one-day festival / venue to a multi-site festival with international recognition reflected in the winners of the first prizes of the 2017 English Riviera Film Festival.

The Film Festival expanded in    2017    (year 3), with a change of venue for the day’s events at  the Riviera International   Conference Center  , which  hosted a dense program of screenings, lectures, booths and Saturday, June 17,  2017. Other venues hosting satellite events throughout  the 2017 festival week were    the Walnut Blue   Cafe and the Torquay Cinema,   Paignton Library, The Brixham Edge   ,   Cockington Court  , and   Paignton Picture House  opened. his doors         for a visit to one of the most tenderly considered buildings in Torbay.

The 2017 Festival Awards (Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actor, Best Actress and Audience Award) have been a great success with works from around the world. With winning films from  Japan  ,  Canada  and locally, with the Audience Award going to Simon Lex, Devon-based director for his film ‘It Girl’ and best actress to  Devon-born actress  Emily Haigh for ‘Inuring. South Devon College’s Best Director of the Year Award went to five local directors who shared director roles on their award-winning film  ‘Run’ (as part of the Festivals mission to support emerging emerging talent). With the 2017 prices hand-made by Our Glass (glassblowers) at Cockington Torquay.

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