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The 14th Purbeck Film Festival - 15th to 30th October 2010

PUBLISHED: 10:28 14 October 2010 | UPDATED: 17:57 20 February 2013

The Purbeck Film Festival is celebrating its 14th year with two weeks of exciting, must-see films at cinemas, arts centres, village halls, pubs, clubs, factories and hotels.

The Purbeck Film Festival is celebrating its 14th year with two weeks of exciting, must-see films at cinemas, arts centres, village halls, pubs, clubs, factories and hotels. This year there are new venues and fantastic films which explore the culturally diverse side of the festival. Joanna Bryan, one of the organisers said "It is wonderful to see this quirky rural festival continue to thrive, not only because of its strong local support, but it is also the enthusiastic audiences it attracts from further afield!"



This year's festival celebrates the offbeat, eccentric characters, of Johnny Depp, our 2010 screen icon and this years featured director, the great French film-maker Eric Rohmer who died this year. Showing films from all over the world including Australia, with a series of talks at each film tracing the history of Australian cinema. Titles include The Balibo Conspiracy, Beautiful Kate, Kenny, Muriels Wedding and Jindabyne. Two sensational Bollywood hits will also be shown during the festival - 3 Idiots in Stoborough, as well as a screening of Kites at the Rex in collaboration with the Asian Womens Association.



An exciting development for The Purbeck Film Festival is encouraging new filmmaking talent. The Purbeck Short Film Competition (sponsored by Hall & Woodhouse) at the Rex gives an amazing opportunity for shortlisted amateur filmmakers to showcase their high standard work. A panel of judges will award a Jury Prize to the winner and an Audience Award will also be given. The competition has now grown to include national and international entries.



Joanna Bryan "The range of festival movies and locations caters for all tastes and expectations from film showings in Corfe Castle Model Village, Square and Compass pub, Rex cinema, the festival brings people together for a celebration of film."



The festival is organised by The Purbeck Film Charitable Trust that this year purchased the unique Rex Cinema in Wareham, the flagship festival venue.


For full Festival details go to www.purbeckfilm.com, and dont forget to check out the sensational trailer.



Tickets are available for all venues excluding Lighthouse, at www.purbeckfilm.com. Lighthouse tickets can be bought at www.lighthousepoole.co.uk Tickets for Wareham/surrounding areas can be bought at Wareham Tourist Information Centre on 01929 552740 Tickets for Swanage and surrounds can be bought at Swanage Tourist Information Centre on 01929 422885.



The Purbeck Film Festival is sponsored by South West Screen, Purbeck Ice Cream, Hall & Woodhouse, and thanks are given to the Daily Echo, Purbeck Information and Heritage Centre, Swanage Tourist Information Centre, Moving Print Distribution Ltd, BBC Radio Solent, Hall Kobal Picture Desk, BFI, Chococo, Swanage Railway and to local village halls for their kind contributions.


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