The Fourth Chagford Film Festival 22 -27 September

The Fourth Chagford Film Festival 22 -27 September

"Do, or do not. There is no "try", as Yoda the wise one from The Empire Strikes Back once said. This is the unique thinking behind the Chagford Film Festival, which opens its doors for the fourth year from the 22 - 27 September 2014. 

Neil Tappenden from Visit Chagford the town's destination marketing organization said, "The Chagford Film Festival brings the glamour of Hollywood to Dartmoor and is a great reason to visit this summer with an exciting mix of films, brilliant events and workshops, presented by top industry professionals."

This festival does "do". It pushes the barriers, seeks adventure and provides a quirky and original programme. The festival looks to excite audiences, make them laugh, feel entertained, pursue their cultural aspirations, allow them to watch and engage in something new and cater for all ages and tastes.

Film Festival Events confirmed to date are:

Launch Event - with Female Circus Troupe Circo Rum Ba Ba

Wes Anderson's captivating 1930s-set caper The Grand Hotel Budapest will launch the festival with last year's dragon maestro's Circo Rum Ba Ba's versatile all female circus troupe returning to perform a new spectacle titled The Smallest Hotel Routine. Check out their website -

Mobile Cinemas in The Square, Chagford

The legendary Vintage Mobile Cinemas will be making an appearance in The Square during the week, showcasing a fascinating array of work from local filmmakers and screening an educational shorts programme for children. This 1967 Bedford SB3, the only one of its kind and lovingly restored by its owner Ollie Halls, houses 22 seats and brand new HD digital projection unit, complete with Dolby 7:1 surround sound.

Live Music and Film Sing-a-Long

We will soon be announcing another live music and film sing-a-long to rival the fantastic nights out previously with The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Mama Mia.

Horrible Thursday

For those of you that like a fright, rest assured Horrible Thursday with an added twist is back with a new audience participation tour of ghostly goings-on.

Cinematic Treats

Along with the usual wacky selection of recent and old films, dramas and documentaries, big and small budget features, in 2014 we aim to bring Chagford a full week of extraordinary cinematic treats - and a finale that will match the outdoor events of previous years. Watch out you dragons and dwarfs the Superheroes are on their way!

Sponsors and Friends

In 2014 we have already attracted sponsorship from high profile local businesses such as Helpful Holidays and Dartmoor Brewery and for the first time we are offering individuals the chance to be a "Friend of the Festival". Log on to the website for details.

We are also exceedingly proud of our exquisite list of Patrons that includes three Oscar winners, film actors, producers, directors, writers and industry professionals.

The Fourth Chagford Film Festival will be bigger and crazier and more fun than ever so roll out the red carpet and be a part of it! Tickets go on sale from September 1st.

The Festival has a brand-new website . As we gear up for the Festival we will be packing this site with information about this year's exciting films, guests, workshops and special events.

Visiting Historic Chagford:

The Film Festival is a truly exciting and inspirational time to enjoy Chagford on beautiful Dartmoor. You can choose from a range of top quality accommodation, amazing places to eat, and discover a shopaholic's paradise.  To find out more about the festival programme, plus all Chagford has to offer, visit:

Chagford Film Festival, Chagford, Dartmoor,
Devon 22-27 September 2014


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