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Return of Bridport 'From Page to Screen' festival

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10:04am 3rd March 2013

A Dorset film festival is welcoming young film-makers the chance to have their work showcased.

Bridport's From Page to Screen festival is the UK's only film festival dedicated to the adaptation of books into films.

The 'Flash-Film' competition is now open to give aspiring under-25 film-makers the opportunity to make a 60 second adaptation from any literary prizes.

Joe Dunthorne, author of novels 'Submarine' and 'Wild Abandon', is guest curator of the event and also judging the competition.

"I've never judged a film competition before. I've judged plenty of literature competitions so I'll be slightly out of my depth but I'm really looking forward to it."

The 2010 film adaptation of his book 'Submarine' will feature as part of the festival programme.

Bridport Arts Centre will collaborate with the Electric Palace cinema to screen a wide range of films over five days at two venues. The festival was founded in 2009 by the Centre, inspired by the Bridport Prize - one of the UK's longest running and respected literary prizes.

This year the festival will host a special preview screening of new vampire thriller Byzantium, which stars Saoirse Ronan and Gemma Arterton as a mother-daughter vampire duo who wreak havoc on an unsuspecting English seaside community.

From Page To Screen will be held at Bridport Arts Centre between the 10-14th April.

More details can be found at www.frompagetoscreen.org.uk.


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