IT will soon be lights, camera, action for Bridport's annual film festival From Page to Screen.

Organisers are pleased to announce that this year’s curator is author, actor and director Garth Jennings.

Garth is the director of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (2005) and the writer and director of Son of Rambow (2007) and Sing (2017.)

The festival, which celebrates the adaptation of books into movies, will run from April 19 to 23 and will feature a selection of preview screenings, new films and classics that deserve another screening.

Garth has also directed many music videos and commercials as one third of the production company Hammer and Tongs. His work includes videos for Blur, Radiohead, Beck, Fatboy Slim and Vampire Weekend.

The Deadly 7 and The Wildest Cowboy are his first books for children and he is currently in production on a sequel to Sing.

Garth said “My only previous experience with curating anything was making compilation tapes for my friends back in the 80s and 90s, so curating The Bridport Film Festival this is a thrilling step up.

"Working with the team to plot an entire program of films has been a real treat, and I’m really looking forward to watching the films and hearing the people behind them share their secrets.

"We are not just celebrating some of the finest screen adaptations, but also the sheer delight of the cinema experience.”

The full-line-up of screenings and events for the 10th anniversary From Page To Screen Festival will be revealed in March.

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