It's All About The River

Film Festival

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 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.

Visitor Information - House Rules

  • Admittance to festival events may be restricted after the commencement time of an event.
  • Age restrictions apply to some films. Underage persons will not be admitted, including those with a valid ticket.
  • Those under the influence of drugs or alcohol will be denied admittance to festival events.
  • The River Tamar Project and partners reserve the right to change the programme without prior notice.

Open Air Cinema

Please note that open air cinema venues are subject to capacity restrictions and entrance without a pre-booked ticket is not guaranteed. Please pre-book your ticket and arrive early to avoid disappointment.

For all open air cinema events, please dress appropriately for the weather. We will endeavour to update on weather conditions through our social media and will make use of wet weather venues, where available. Please note that wet weather venues have lower capacity so entry will be on a first come, first served basis.

The River Tamar Project and our partners reserve the right to cancel events at short notice should adverse weather conditions make them unsafe. In the event of a cancellation, notice will be posted on our website, Facebook and Twitter and refunds will be given where rescheduling is not possible.

Travel Information

Most festival venues are accessible via the Gunnislake to Plymouth Tamar Valley Branchline and local bus routes.

Parking is available at some venues.