This autumn, the banks of the  River Tamar will play host to a major film festival combining epic cinema, historical archive and documentary film and premiering specially commissioned films by international artists. With each film linked to a river theme, the festival celebrates the history and explores a future use of the River Tamar. Opening in Calstock with a spectacular outdoor screening, the film festival flows downriver stopping at Gunnislake, Bere Alston, Cargreen, Saltash, Barne Barton, Devonport and Plymouth.

From large outdoor events to more intimate screenings in local community hubs, there will be the chance to see a variety of films crossing different genres from horror to Muppets, encompassing art, music and history. Festival highlights include open air cinema experiences, like our unique showing of Apocalypse Now on the Torpoint Ferry, children’s events and the premieres of new films from our artists – learn more about this side of the festival in our Artistic Vision.

Being staged with funding from Arts Council England, the British Film Institute Film Festival Fund, the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site, the Heritage Lottery Fund, FEAST, the festival aims to celebrate and revitalise cultural spaces and communities and raise new questions about the river’s potential as an economic and cultural force in the 21st Century.

The It’s All About the River film festival is part of the River Tamar Project: a major cultural programme, connecting local and international communities with the river. In partnership with Plymouth University.


Call for volunteers:

Help make the festival a success! Click here for more details.