September 20th-25th 2021

Chagford, Dartmoor, Devon

This year is the 10th Anniversary of the Chagford Film Festival and we have gone all out to bring you what we hope will be an amazing week of films, fun and extravagant indulgence!

As well as the films, discussions and events shown in our full programme here, we have a series of happenings all over the town throughout the week.

On Sunday evening (as it gets dark) there will be a light display on the Pepper Pot celebrating our last 10 years – come along and see if you can see yourself in the crowd shots.

The Pepper Pot is in use again during the week as “The Smallest Cinema in Devon” (and possibly the country!!) The small audience will be treated to a series of short films made by young local people and a showing of La Cabina: an Emmy winning Spanish short film that recounts the experience of a man who becomes trapped in a telephone box. This harrowing tale is ideally suited to the atmosphere of the confined space!!Full details and showing times will be displayed on the Pepper Pot.

We have a short series of LGBT films showing throughout the week. Cutting edge and award winning, these films are not to be missed.
Take part in the Scarecrow trail – can you tell which films they are depicting?

All this and more and…
Of course our spectacular closing parade around the town. Boy, are we going to town on this one!

"The best small film festival in the world"

Gareth Ellis-Unwin
Academy Award winner and producer of The King’s Speech


The unique Chagford Film Festival continues to go from strength to strength. We’ve got an amazing line-up of eclectic films, special guests (including Oscar winners!), quirky events and hands-on workshops to suit all ages and tastes.


The festival takes place every year during the last week of September with events throughout the daytime and evening. We kick off with an opening night gala on Monday and finish with a spectacular street event on Saturday.


Chagford is a lively and creative community in the heart of the stunning Dartmoor National Park in Devon, SW England. There are loads of great pubs, cafes, restaurants and accommodation. Films and events take place in various venues in and around the town.


Tickets will be on sale nearer the time online on this website and in person. Make sure you don’t miss out – sign up to our email newsletter at the top of this page and we’ll update you regularly with all the latest news and availability.

"Chagfilm 2021"

We are excited to announce that we are going ahead with planning for Chagfilm 2021 (of course subject to any travel or social restrictions in place at the time).

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"All about Chagford"

The jewel of Dartmoor

Nestled in the hills of north eastern Dartmoor, with the wild and open moor, rivers and stone circles just a few minutes’ drive away, why not come down for a week and combine some films with bracing hikes on the moor? (Followed by a Devon cream tea of course!)

A friendly welcome

Chagford’s friendliness to visitors from around the world is well-known, so whether you pop by for an evening, or you come for a week and stay in a self-catering accommodation, hotel, pub, or B&B, you will always receive a warm welcome.

Food glorious food

ou are spoilt for choice when it comes to eating out here! There are four thriving pubs, and many cafes, shops and delis all serving delicious food and drink. All are situated around the historic town square so it’s only a couple of minutes walk to your film afterwards!

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Some tasters from previous festivals…