Stroud Film Festival 2019 kicked off with an evening of films by Stroud's Joe Magee, complete with guest appearance from long time collaborator Bill Bailey.

The second week will see the screening of new releases and classic films, as well as a workshop by a Marvel director.

World famous sculptor Lynn Chadwick is the subject of a film premiered at Hawkwood College, made by Peter Moseley. Peter will be joined for the evening on March 19 by special guests connected with Lynn’s career.

At the Museum in the Park on March 20 there is a chance to see films made by Anna Cady, nationally known video artist. Anna’s films include a piece selected for the Sundance Film Festival.

Stroud Film Society hosts Under the Wire, the award winning film about war correspondents in Syria, while another award-winning feature, Faces, Places is presented by Lansdown Film Club.

This is Stroud is a celebration of Stroud on film, devised by Stroud Community TV, and features work by a range of film makers. It’s at Lansdown Hall on March 22.

Hollywood director Marc Jobst, whose recent work includes directing for Marvel shows The Punisher and Daredevil, is running a workshop entitled "What do directors actually do?" on March 23.

St Laurence Church will be turned into a cinema on the evening of March 23 for a screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo.

The following day Atelier is the venue for Maybe She’s Born With It, a programme of films by members of the Stroud Women Film Makers Collective.

"The film festival this year includes some rare opportunities to find out first hand about films and film making with professionals’ says Andy Freedman, one of the festival co-ordinators.

"Finding out what happens behind the camera can be fascinating and help us understand and enjoy film more."

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