23rd-28th September 2019

Chagford, Dartmoor, Devon

"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’re currently busy planning the 2019 festival, with an amazing line-up of eclectic films, special guests, quirky events and hands-on workshops to suit all ages and tastes.


The festival runs from 23rd to 28th September 2019. Events take place throughout the daytime and evening. We kick off with an opening night gala on Monday and finish with a spectacular 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.


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Previous Highlights

Jennifer Saunders

We kicked off the 2016 festival in Absolutely Fabulous style sweetie daaarlings! Our opening night gala sold out in 45 minutes and featured special guest Jennifer Saunders, who introduced her new film and took part in an on-stage interview afterwards.

Aardman Animations

Aardman Animations founder and Oscar winner David Sproxton, with expert animator Jim Parkyn, entertained the schoolchildren, put on fascinating ‘make your own Morph and Gromit’ workshops and presented classic Aardman films.

An Oscar winner every year!

We are proud to say that we have had at least one Oscar winner attend every single Chagford Film Festival. Gareth Unwin, Alan Lee, Kevin Macdonald and many more.

Solar-Powered Cinema

Regular visitors to the Chagford Film Festival, the world’s smallest 100% solar-powered cinema on the town square, with red carpet, smartly attired ushers and usherettes and free popcorn!

Jaws in the pool

In 2017 we screened the classic horror film Jaws at Chagford Swimming Pool, complete with shark fins in the pool, a burger stand and cocktails.

Batman vs The Badger

Forget The Joker and The Penguin, in Chagford Batman had a new nemesis – The Badger! An anonymous tip-off told us that something big would go down on Saturday evening, the crowds gathered and were not disappointed…

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

You 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!

More information and directions to Chagford

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Some tasters from previous festivals…