The Isle of Man Film Festival returns to the big screen from 7th to 10th October 2021.

The festival directors have been busy over at IOMFF HQ creating a programme of events for all of you IOM film fans to sink your teeth into. See below for details – with more to follow! 


Dark Avenue Film Focus with Q&A 

UCM Isle of Man | Thursday 7th October | from 6.30pm


Want to know what it takes to make a great mini-movie?

We’ve teamed up with multi-award winning young filmmakers Patrick Crellin and Bethany White who will share their journey, their craft and their secrets for filmmaking success.

Working along side the media team at University College Isle of Man for this, the first of IOMFF21, we will bring you exclusive first looks at Dark Avenue’s latest project plus screenings of two of their internationally successful short films.

We will also be joined by actor Freya Kingsley, who is the focus of docu-drama ‘Endless Summer’. Freya, Patrick and Bethany will share the incredible journey they had when the Pandemic forced them to adapt – Freya becoming the camera crew as well as lead actor, while Patrick and Bethany directed everything from another country!

Event includes networking meet & greet with canapés provided by the fabulous UCM catering team


The Almost Annual Movie Pub Quiz – sponsored by Okell’s Brewery

The Cat with No Tail | Friday 8th October from 7.00pm

Judging by the popularity of this event, you lovely lot can’t get enough!

Whether you know your Disney from your Dreamworks, or your Kubrick from your Kieślowski, Rich’s reel-y good quiz is a tonne of fun – AND there’s great prizes to be won.

This event always sells out, so be sure to get your dreamteam sorted and your table booked asap. A team of five is just £20


The quiz itself will start about 7.45/8.00pm and we’ll be all wrapped up by 10.45pm. Last orders at the bar are at 11pm.

The Cat will be offering a small nibbles menu (not included in the ticket price) so come down from 7pm to get yourselves settled in, check out the IOMFF merch and partake in a pre-quiz Big Kahuna Burger* and tasty beverage to wash it down.

 Big thanks to our Headline Sponsors Great Guns, our event sponsors Okells Brewery, top prize sponsor the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company and the fabulous team at the Cat With No Tail for making this event possible.

MannMade Mini Movies
Broadway Cinema – Villa Marina | Sunday 10th October from 10.00am

Join us in the Villa Marina’s Broadway Cinema to see some of the superb, award winning short films made on the Isle of Man / by Manx filmmakers in the past 18 months.

Yes, that’s right, during an actual Pandemic… Nothing stops film! You’ll also have a chance to hear from the filmmakers themselves and meet the makers; all – of course – while keeping an eye on the big screen in case you appear in a crowd scene somewhere.


£10 per adult and £5 for under 16’s. Please note this event is not suitable for under 12’s. 

Big thanks to our Headline Sponsors Great Guns for supporting this event.

Daily Short Film Screenings
Artea – Port Erin | From Monday 4th October

Continuing a long tradition of incorporating Island-wide community into the festival programme, Pippa Lovell’s new creative hub, ‘Artea’, which will become a mini cinema for the week, starting from Monday 4th October. The beautiful community focused gallery, which occupies one of the units opposite Shoprite in Port Erin, is a fluid arts space with organic, vegan food, various drinks and a new-to-the-Island concept in tea drinking. Artea will be showing a selection of short films for free over the course of the week, so just pop in and enjoy!

Networking & Wrap Event – sponsored by SkillanNaylor Car Company

Sunday 10th October Event details to be published soon

The festival will conclude on Sunday evening with a networking and wrap event kindly sponsored by our friends at SkillanNaylor Car Company. Invited guests will be able to help us bring IOMFF21 to a close, whilst meeting with filmmakers over a libation or two.