STROUD Film Festival returns for its third year with an exciting mix of films and events which will run from Sunday, March 5 to Sunday, March 19 at venues across Stroud and beyond.

This year’s Festival will again aim to appeal to a wide range of film tastes, with film related events, such as the chance to explore Stroud’s animation history with an evening of films by Halas and Batchelor.

Classic short animations and the feature Animal Farm, all made in Stroud, will be screened at a Stroud Film Society event introduced by Vivien Halas. The festival will also support Museum in the Park’s concurrent Halas & Batchelor exhibition.

A unique event will be a charity screening at Vue Cinema, Stroud, on March 16 of The Good Grief Project’s documentary A Love That Never Dies, by local film makers Jimmy Edmonds and Jane Harris, whose son Josh died in 2011. The film makers will also be talking about their new film.

The festival will show newly released comedy Toni Erdmann at the Electric Cinema, Wotton-under-Edge who are a partner in the festival for the first time.

Included this year for the first time will be a themed screening at a secret location, to be transformed for the night into the style of the film. Strictly Cinema will be a chance to dress up and practice your dance steps.

Films for young people and made by young people are both on this varied programme.The festival closes with Versus by director Ken Loach and a practical film making workshop. The launch event is at The Prince Albert on Sunday, March 5.

To be involved in a festival event as a volunteer, contact organisers at

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