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Author Joe Dunthorne now involved in Page to Screen event
BRIDPORT’S From Page To Screen festival has announced that novelist Joe Dunthorne will be guest curator of next year’s event.
Page to Screen is the UK’s only film festival dedicated to the adaptation of books into films, and will be held from April 10 to April 14, 2013.
Joe Dunthorne, author of the novels Submarine and Wild Abandon, said: “I’m thrilled to be involved in the From Page to Screen Festival.
“I’ve always been into film as much as books so I’m happy for the opportunity to weld my interests together.
“In my mind the two art forms have always been linked so it’s exciting to have this chance to explore their relationship.
“I can’t wait to see how it all shapes up.”
The 2010 film Submarine, which was adapted from Mr Dunthorne’s book and directed by Richard Ayoade, will feature as part of the festival programme.
Bridport Arts Centre, in collaboration with the Electric Palace cinema, will show a wide range of films over five days at the two venues.
Most screenings will feature a talk by authors or film-makers, giving audiences the chance to go beneath the surface of their favourite films and discover more about the film-making process.
Polly Gifford, director of Bridport Arts Centre, said: “Joe came to speak at Bridport Arts Centre in 2011 about his work and about the fantastic adaptation of Submarine as part of our Open Book Festival, and we’re delighted to welcome him back to Bridport to curate From Page to Screen.”
From Page To Screen was founded in 2009 by Bridport Arts Centre, inspired by the Bridport Prize – one of the country’s longest running and respected literary prizes.
The festival’s Flash-Film competition is now open, giving film-makers under the age of 25 the opportunity to make a 60 second adaptation from any literary source.
More details can be found at frompagetoscreen.org.uk