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Gala Nights

Opening Gala:
JFK The Last Speech
European Premiere

Closing Gala:
American Mirror –
Intimations of Mortality
UK Premiere

Opening Film & Ceremony – red carpet event at the Granville Theatre.

Closing Film & Awards Ceremony – red carpet event at the Granville Theatre


A collection of the best independent movies from around the World, including some first features from emerging talents

Selection of feature documentaries in competition showcasing some of the most courageous filmmaking of today

For the first time at the Ramsgate International Film & TV Festival, web series and TV pilots in competition

Short way of connecting with the audience, ecclectic mix of works digging deep inside the wider human experience

Celebration of ground breaking talent, transcending the boundaries of filmmaking with thought provoking reportage.

A feast of music videos playing on a loop at Eats ‘N’ Beats

Special events

An evening of short films made in Kent followed by a BBQ in music, held at the Falstaff Hotel.

Screening of the documentary Spirit of ’45 directed by Ken Loach and produced by Rebecca O’Brien

On/Off with Mark Stewart

Special evening  with Mark Stewart in partnership with the Irregular Film Club.

Screening of the feature animation Loving Vincent, in partnership with Van Gogh Summer

K9 Photocall

Bring your pooch, make a donation and get a picture of your fury friend on the red carpet, in aid of Flying Fur Animal Rescue

Double Bill
Flying Fur +
Timmy’s World (World Premiere)

A documentary for dog lovers with “Flying Fur” followed by the World Premiere of Julie Forsyth’s TV pilot “Timmy’s World“.

Is change really happening for women in the film & TV industry? Come and join us for a matinée of strong films made by or with women at the centre, followed by a powerful discussion trying to shed light into a very dense subject.


In conversation with
Rebecca O’Brien

BAFTA Winner Rebecca O’Brien produced over a dozen films directed by Ken Loach. She talks about her career.

Mark Valley
ZBURG – Shoot Local, Think Global

The making of ZBURG – Shoot Local, Think Global… with acclaimed TV actor Mark Valley

Steve Coombes
The 5 Golden Rules of Scriptwriting

From Lovejoy to Outlaws and Vera with scriptwriter Steve Coombes

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