Cromer's own film festival

Dominic Chessum While the super-rich moor their yachts at Cannes next week, film buffs in north Norfolk will be celebrating the launch of their very own seaside film festival.

Dominic Chessum

While the super-rich moor their yachts at Cannes next week, film buffs in north Norfolk will be celebrating the launch of their very own seaside film festival.

It may not have the star-studded glitz and glamour of the French Riviera but the North Norfolk Film Forum is promising a treat for all the family.

Following on from the success of its recent monthly film screenings, the forum will hold its first one-day film festival on Saturday, May 17.

Highlights of the event include a special guest presentation by Dr Krzysztof Fijalkowski on Czech surrealist cinema.

There will be an afternoon screening aimed at children, while the evening session opens with an unusual short film about dance and disability, which was shot on location in Cromer.

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The final feature presentation will be a Coen Brother's film.

Festival co-ordinator Siri Susannah Taylor said: "We have had a very encouraging start to the project. Feedback from the first season indicates great interest, and audience donations are helping to keep the project going and extend the showing season."

The free event will be held in the Function Room at The Cottage in Louden Road, Cromer. Seats can be reserved by e-mailing nnfilmforum@live.co.uk.