Monday September 25th – Saturday 30th September 2023

not to be missed

The best small film festival in the world

Gareth Ellis-Unwin
Academy Award winner and producer of The King’s Speech

The Chagford film festival 2023

will run from Monday September 25th to Saturday 30th September!!


2023 Chagford Film Festival to be Launched at the Chagford Show

The 12th Chagford Film Festival will be launched at The Chagford Show on 17th August. The launch event will feature Sol Cinema, a nine-seat movie theatre complete with usherette and red carpet, that is powered entirely by the sun. The cinema will show trailers of the festival films, footage from previous festivals and some historic Chagford film from the BFI archives.

The festival programme, which starts on 25th September, will be available on the day and volunteers will be on hand to answer any questions. Full details will not be revealed until the day of the show, but we can tell you that it features:

  • 26 different films over 6 days
  • 11 events including speakers and workshops
  • 2 Oscar winners
  • A World Premiere – introduced by the producer
  • A Knight of the realm
  • 2 well-known authors
  • 3 films of stage musicals
  • 2 Art films
  • A conservationist and a film about her work
  • A film about sustainable fashion
  • 2 films for Teenagers
  • 2 films/events for children
  • 2 live music nights
  • 4 free buses to bring audiences from further afield

For those of you unable to attend the Chagford Show, the programme will also be available at our coffee morning in Endecott House, starting at 10 am on Saturday 19th August. We will have tea, proper coffee, biscuits, a raffle, and cake sales. You will also have the opportunity to become a Friend of the Festival.

Tickets will go on sale on-line for Friends of the Festival only from Friday 18th until Sunday 20th August, then tickets will be available on-line to everyone from Monday 21st. Any remaining tickets will go on sale at The Globe Box Office and Sally’s Newsagents from Monday 11th September, cash only.

Want to try the FREE BUS SERVICE to Chagford Film Festival?

The bus to the Chagford Film Festival will run from the following locations:

Tuesday 26th September: Private Peaceful and Flight of The Swans

18.15 Bovey Tracey, 18.30 Lustleigh, 18.45 Moretonhampstead. Arrive Chagford 19:00. Return Journey to leave Chagford 21:30


Wednesday 27th September: And Then come the Nightjars and At the Haunted End of the Day

18.00 North Tawton, 18:15 Spreyton, 18:30 Whiddon Down, 18:45 Gooseford Farm. Arrive Chagford 19:00: Return Journey to leave Chagford 21:30

Thursday 28th September: Titanic the Musical Premiere and An Evening of Short Films

18.15 Bovey Castle Hotel, 18:30 North Bovey, 18:45 Moretonhampstead. Arrive Chagford 19:00. Return journey to leave Chagford 21:30


To book a seat on the bus please:  Telephone 0777 180 5775 to reserve a seat on the bus

Please contact if you require any further information.


The unique Chagford Film Festival continues to go from strength to strength. We’ve got an amazing line-up of eclectic films, special guests (including Oscar winners!), quirky events and hands-on workshops to suit all ages and tastes.


The festival takes place every year during the last week of September with events throughout the daytime and evening. We kick off with an opening night gala on Monday and finish with a spectacular street 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.


Tickets will be available on this website from Friday August 18 to Friends of the Festival and on general release from Monday, August 21.

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!