Bath Film Festival’s ever-popular screening programme will be accompanied this year by three extra attractions – a comedy celebration of Bath in celluloid being staged in collaboration with the city’s much loved Natural Theatre Company, a visit from a Finnish duo who are revolutionising how film locations can be celebrated, FanGirl Quest, and two events in partnership with Bath’s Children’s Literature Festival.

The Naturals’ Bath: The Movie event will run at regular intervals throughout the weekend of November 5 and 6 and will find actors from the company leading hour-long walkarounds to Bath places featured in screen scenes, with the added twist of weaving the locations and their characters into an as yet unmade Bath movie.

The FanGirl Quest visit results from a partnership with the Bath Film Office and will happen on Friday 10 November in one of Bath’s most famous film locations – The Assembly Rooms. It will begin with a ‘how to’ presentation about scene-framing followed by a chance to watch, (and capture a screen frame from), the Keira Knightley period drama part-shot in the venue, THE DUCHESS.

The first link-up with the Children’s Literature Festival will be a screening on Sunday 6 November of FREAKY FRIDAY, chosen by Lauren Childs, author of the best-selling CHARLIE AND LOLA books and followed by a Q&A with Lauren and book signings.

The second will be a screening on Sunday 12 November of the newly-released SWALLOWS AND AMAZONS, attended by its director, Philippa Lowthorpe, writer Andrea Gibb and some of its child actors, and followed by a Q&A exploring how they transformed Arthur Ransome’s classic series of books, begun in 1930, into a film for modern audiences.

Festival director Holly Tarquini says: “We are even more excited than usual by the range of great films and events that we are putting on this year. We’ve secured some truly wonderful premieres and previews and we are delighted to be working with the Natural Theatre Company, FanGirlQuest and Bath’s kids’ lit fest on events which let the public explore cinema in a fresh and wonderfully engaging way.”

Tickets for all #BFF2016 events and screenings are on sale now via www.bathfilmfestival.org.uk or the Bath Box Office within the city’s main tourist info centre at Abbey Chambers, Kingston Parade, Bath, BA1 INL; telephone: 01225 463 362. Updates are also available from Bath Film Festival on Facebook or @bathfilm on Twitter.

The principal funders of the Bath Film Festival 2016 are the BFI (British Film Institute), Bath Spa UniversityPukka HerbsGWR and the Internet Movie database (IMDb).

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Pam Beddard, Festival Publicist – +44 (0) 117 987 0442/ 07767 621207; pam.beddard@btinternet.com