Midwife gets the call for film festival

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Derby Film Festival returns to QUAD from May 1-10 for a ten-day celebration of film culture with special guests, preview film screenings and live events.

This will be the fifth edition of the festival – formerly called iD Fest. Now expanded to a ten-day celebration of film culture with special celebrity and industry guests, preview screenings, talks and seminars, special cinema events, new films curated from worldwide submissions both feature length and shorts and will incorporate theme of Evidence.

The festival ends on a high, as the final weekend will explore all things horror, science fiction and fantasy courtesy of the Fantastiq Film Festival. Submissions are now open for the festival’s short film competition for the chance of winning the Best Feature and Best Short award selected by a panel of industry experts. E-mail adamm@derbyquad.co.uk for more information on submitting. The full festival programme will be announced at www.derbyfilmfestival.co.uk

n Derby Film Festival is delighted to welcome Jenny Agutter as a special guest on May 9. She will talk about her extensive career in film, from working on Walkabout to her recent role the hit BBC television series Call The Midwife.