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The 3rd Ramsgate International Film Festival returns in June 2019.

The festival will present new works by local and International independent filmmakers, championing diversity on-screen and off. Complemented by a programme of unique live events, workshops and seminars from high profile industry professionals, RIFF 2019 is set to be the most exciting year yet.


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"Excellent communication and really very friendly and helpful. Exciting festival over a number of days with large selection of categories. Clearly committed to independent filmmaking. Beautiful location. Highly recommended . Break a leg guys, keep up the great work " Vincenzo Maynooth - Ireland 2018


"We are very proud to be a small part of this RAMSGATE FILM & TV FESTIVAL and we regret very very much, we couldn t be personally there. That s should be great power! whats a pity.... suddenly we've seen so many awards for our story Touch of an Angel! We are proud and grateful !Our all team and mainly hero Henry Schoenker thanks you very much! I am sending this message about Ramsgate Festival everywhere. We wish you good luck by the next editions with money and appreciation. Warmestly from Warsaw" Marek Pawlowski, Director and Malgorzata Walczak, Producer - Poland 2018

"A gem of a festival in picturesque Ramsgate UK! Well organized. Met a wonderful world renowned actress. Great support from the local film society. I can't recommend this festival enough. Submit!"  Stephen Brooks, Director - USA 2017

"A fantastic festival. It had it all. Great venues, talks, films and networking. It was very friendly and inclusive. The organisation was great and audiences turned up even through horrendous weather. Highly recommended." Mark A. C. Brown, Director - UK 2018

"Despite it being their first year, the Ramsgate festival was very organized and professional in all their interactions with me from the very first email. They were a delight to work with. I attended the festival based on who they brought in as jurors and special guests, and was not disappointed. Thrilled to have been a part of it. Beautiful projection; engaged audiences; wonderful support from the community.  A gem! Not to be missed. " Marie Ullrich, Director - USA 2017

"Brilliant festival. Fantastic staff. Communication was excellent and thanks very much for the award for my shot doc 'Dyab'. Many thanks." Mazin Sherabayani, Director - Irak 2018

"A really great festival. Very well run, hospitable, with some really interesting events and a fantastic screening venue." Olly Cane , Director - UK 2018

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