This film festival is a unique event for the UK and is a celebration of yachting and maritime films. During the three days we will be showing a wide range of films. The aim will be to celebrate the very best in yachting and maritime films from all eras, but with a focus also on the East and the way in which it has inspired filmmakers. The festival will take place in the beautiful town of Woodbridge in Suffolk, close to Ipswich. It will be in the Long Shed – a beautiful boat shed next door to the famous Woodbridge Tide Mill.
Any surplus from the event will help the two organising charities – the Woolverstone Project and the Woodbridge Riverside Trust.
The event will also be associated with a film competition. This is open to all – amateur and professional and will have a wide range of categories. The entries will be judged by a panel of local experts and the winning films will be announced and shown in the final session of the festival. The event is targeted at everyone with an interest in film, in the sea and in the local area. The aim is to celebrate film, but also to raise awareness of the organising charities as well as hopefully raising a surplus to allow them both to continue and broaden their work.
As well as the films, there will be entertainment and refreshments, so it will be a great chance to meet other like-minded people.