International Festival

International Festival

150 150 Ventnor Fringe

There’s a polar bear on the loose! Don’t be alarmed though, he’s the most genial, lovable polar bear you could ever hope to meet.  He’s back in town starring in an original play created by the Ventnor Exchange, Good Night, Little Bear.

    This is a great show for the young, or the young at heart. It’s a beautiful story of a little girl and her polar bear. With a mixture of puppets, animation and childlike wonder, you’ll be left in a state of pure joy. Tickets are selling fast so get down to the Exchange and get yours. 

    Today sees the Arts Club hosting the first of two international showcases of short film. Expect narratives, animations, illustrative pieces, music based film, and motion graphics. Each day session will be different screenings between 14 – 18 short films. 

    Later in the day the Arts Club will be showing two feature films, Fire at Sea, a poignant and moving documentary, and Little Men, a critical yet empathetic look at the dangers of gentrification. 

    Or if you like your film al fresco, head over to Parkside for the Island premier of High Rise, Ben Wheatley’s clever adaptation of JG Ballard’s ‘unfilmable’ book offers a creepy, future-retro vision of a society riven by wealth.


Good Night Little Bear: Victoria Street Playhouse: Thurs/Fri @ 3pm and Sat/Sun @ 11am & 3pm

Short Film Showcase: Ventnor Arts Club: Thurs/Fri @ 2:30pm

Fire at Sea: Ventnor Arts Club: Thurs @ 4pm

Little Men: Ventnor Arts Club: Thurs @ 7pm

High Rise: Parkside: Thurs @ 9pm


By Matt Hitt