The Ramsgate International Film and TV Festival
Set in England's Royal Harbour, and the stunning location to multiple award winning and acclaimed TV and Film productions, the third Ramsgate International Film and TV Festival will show new works and help promote film makers and cultural awareness. Our screenings will be complemented by an international programme of unique events and seminars, with high profile industry professionals. As an organisation committed to raising the bar on diversity, we particularly welcome submissions that embrace the BFI diversity standards.
We are honoured and proud that our Patron, BAFTA, Globe and Cannes Best Actress Winner and Oscar-nominated Brenda Blethyn, will select the winner of First Feature Film Category, and will be joined by Award winning guests.
Now in its third year, the Ramsgate International Film & TV Festival has quickly gained a reputation for screening high quality films and taking care of their film-makers. A beautiful bronze Anchor is awarded to the Best Film of the festival, as well as other prizes including the Brenda Blethyn special award for Best First Feature. Screenings will mainly take place at the Granville Cinema, Ramsgate, and a number of other coastal venues. With the backdrop of the stunning Royal Harbour, unique in the UK, Ramsgate also offers festival goers the opportunity to explore the area rich in culture, maritime heritage and historic architecture, as well as enjoying its waterside and cafés. The Vikings, Romans and early Christians, all first came to the UK via Ramsgate’s coast. Now, travelling by high speed train, London can be reached in 66 minutes and Paris and Brussels are only 2 hours 45 minutes away.
In the past two years, speakers have included the entertainment PR Gary Springer, Bond girl and Carry On actress Valerie Leon, Dee Anderson from the Thunderbirds, composer Simon Boswell, costume designer Tom Rand and The King's Speech producer Joan Lane.