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Posted on January 8th, 2020

Promotional poster for "One Man, Two Guvnors"

One Man, Two Guvnors – National Theatre Live

Happy New Year to you all! We are looking forward to an exciting series of events throughout 2020 leading up to the 10th Chagford Film Festival in the last week of September. Sadly, there will not be a Chagford Pantomime in February this year (Oh no there won’t!), so we are partly filling this void […]

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Posted on July 22nd, 2019

Poster for the Teachers Protest film

Special Screening: ‘The Teachers’ Protest’ on August 8th 2019

1942. Occupied Norway. Teachers must join the Nazi Teachers’ League and teach Nazi ideas in their classrooms. 8,000 of them write protest letters. They are threatened with salary withdrawal and the sack. Still they refuse. In a desperate attempt to break them, the Nazi government arrests 1,000 male teachers and sends them to prison camps, […]

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Posted on October 20th, 2018

Pedro Amoldovar

A review of ‘Pedro Almodóvar Day’

Julia Mackay, Modern Languages’ student at the University of Exeter, reviews the Pedro Almodóvar day at the 2018 Chagford Film Festival.

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Posted on July 6th, 2018

black feather

Family Treasure Hunt

Come and join us for a Family Treasure Hunt around Chagford including the ‘Hunt for the Black Feather’! A two hour walking trail around Chagford with challenges and puzzles along the way.  

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Posted on May 26th, 2018

Some 2018 Festival highlights announced…

The programme for the 2018 festival is coming together nicely, we’ve got some great films, events and workshops lined up. Here are some of the highlights, with many more to come! Zombie Night! – a special pre-festival event on September 8th. In commemoration of the end of World War One, an amazing restored Bristol Scout […]

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Posted on February 11th, 2018

‘Bag It’ film screening (1st March)

Bag It is an entertaining, amusing and motivating film about a serious subject that is rather topical. It documents the life of an average guy who makes a resolution to stop using plastic bags at the local grocery store. Little does he know that this simple decision will change his life completely. He comes to […]

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Posted on September 24th, 2017

‘As it is in Heaven’ and The Globe Singers

Enjoy an evening of film and music in Chagford on Friday 29th September at a screening of the Oscar-nominated As it is in Heaven. It’s a beautiful film from Sweden about an internationally famous conductor who returns to his childhood village and is asked to lead the local choir. To set the mood for the […]

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Posted on August 8th, 2017

Jaws in the Pool

On Sunday 27th August, Chagford Film Festival and Chagford Swimming Pool are staging a joint outdoor showing of the classic horror movie Jaws, with seating in and around the pool. The full programme includes: Swimming with Sharks Live Music Hog Roast Poolside Mocktail Bar Jaws shown on a giant 10m x 4m screen The evening […]

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Posted on April 28th, 2017

Chagford Film Festival in 2017 and 2018

This year (2017) Chagford Film Festival has decided to change from a week-long festival in September to holding events throughout the year. This will allow us time to build on the foundations we have established over the last six years and put in place the funding, partnerships, sponsors and resources for a spectacular full festival […]

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Posted on October 3rd, 2016

Chagford Film Festival Emerging Talent Young Filmmakers Competition selected entries

Young Filmmakers Competition Selected Entries

Thank you to everyone who entered the Emerging Talent 2016 Young Filmmakers Competition. The best entries as selected by our judging panel are now available to view online.

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