The Ramsgate International Film & TV Festival is a regional event based in Kent, UK, whose Patron is the lovely Globe, BAFTA and Cannes Jury Prize winner, Brenda Blethyn. It is the fastest growing festival in the South East of England. The annual festival will celebrate its 5th Anniversary in 2021 and it will be held June 3-6.
Founded in 2017 by Sylvie Bolioli and Christopher Scutt, the Ramsgate International Film and TV Festival takes place in Ramsgate with its stunning Royal Harbour, unique in England. In just four years it has become the largest multi-platform festival in East Kent, offering a selection of family-friendly, independent, international meaningful films in a great variety of categories including feature films, short films, narrative, documentaries, animation, TV and web series, music videos and experimental projects. The Festival focus is to show new works, help promote film makers but also bring a different screening experience and encourage the local audience to view and appreciate independent cinema. Screenings are complemented by a strong line-up of quality events and seminars, with industry professionals of high reputation. As such, it has attracted diverse audiences from local film-buffs to film-makers and cultural tourists from all over the globe.
Celebrities and highly regarded professionals involved with the festival have included Andy Mayson, Nick Broomfield, Dee Anderson, Joan Lane, Mark Valley, Jimmy Akingbola, Kenny Dougherty, Bruno Tiley, Simon Boswell, Julie Forsyth…
Throughout the year, the organisation also produces a variety of screenings to bring international independent cinema to local audiences, together with a series of events involving the local community and an educational outreach programme for the youth. The Ramsgate International Film & TV Festival is a non-profit cultural organisation where re diversity is just a matter of fact dedicated to use films as a vehicle to convey the love of cinema, from archive classics to modern essays with a variety of viewpoints and cultural exchanges.