Film festival set for some screen gems!

PUBLISHED: 13:50 12 July 2007 | UPDATED: 15:10 12 May 2010

Diane Kruger in Copying Beethoven

Diane Kruger in Copying Beethoven

Celebrating its 27th anniversary, the Cambridge Film Festival is well under way. The city plays host to one of the UK s most popular and well-respected film festivals for 11 days this month. Based at the three-screen Arts Picturehouse, the festival showca

Celebrating its 27th anniversary, the Cambridge Film Festival is well under way.

The city plays host to one of the UK's most popular and well-respected film festivals for 11 days this month.

Based at the three-screen Arts Picturehouse, the festival showcases stimulating and thought-provoking cinema bringing together audiences, critics, and film-makers alike.

Actors and directors will be paying visits to the festival and guests can also take part in forums, conferences, workshops, and educational events.

Films showing until Sunday include Evan Almighty, featuring 40-year-old Virgin star, Steve Carell, The Walker, directed by Paul Schrader, Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray, and Copying Beethoven starring Diane Kruger.

A large range of films, which will not feature adverts or trailers, will be shown, including a programme of new German filmmakers' work curated by Monika Treut.

Shortfusion, the festival's series of short films, will include nine new programmes of work, as well as the UK premier of the Straight 8 programme.

Outdoor screenings on the inflatable Airscreen prove ever popular.

Screenings, running throughout the day, are also taking place at Cineworld and The Junction.

A second event is planned after an influx of 800 shorts, features, and documentaries were submitted to the festival.

A further collection from new filmmakers will take place in late September.

The Arts Picturehouse bar will also be open daily until 1am, and the festival will run until Sunday July 15.

Contact the box office on 08707 551242.

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