THE Electric Lantern Festival, Tunbridge Wells' own international film festival, has been screening 62 films from 16 countries this week at the Trinity Theatre, including 41 from the UK.
Running between Monday until Sunday, feature films, shorts, comedy, drama, documentaries, animation, music video and experimental film have appeared from filmmakers as local as Tunbridge Wells and Pembury, and as far afield as the USA, Cambodia, Iran and Brazil.
Organiser Samuel Marlow said highlights of this year's festival included Stranger Things (this Saturday at 4.15am), starring local actress Bridget Collins, and Spanish comedy horror Decapoda Shock (Sunday at 4.30pm), about an astronaut who is turned into a lobster- like monster in a freak accident. This year, the Electric Lantern Festival was due to host the screening of shortlisted entries to Fusion's Short Film Competition, but this has been postponed.
A panel of judges, including the BAFTA award-winning producer Tim Edmunds, will critique each film before selecting three for the final, to be held in October. The festival ends on Sunday with films showing all day from noon.
n. For the full schedule, details of all 62 films screening and to book tickets, visit the festival's website at www.electriclanternfestival.co.uk
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