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Rapid Eye Movement festival

The regular showcase of the best of regional short film production returns to Warwick Arts Centre on Saturday 26th May at 1pm with a kaleidoscope of new films including dramas, documentaries and animations.

Rapid Eye Movement has been running for 12 years and has spawned a number of remarkable talents including Debbie Isitt (Confetti), Justin Edgar (Large) and Shona Auerbach (Dear Frankie).

It offers an opportunity for film makers to show their work on the big screen and to network with other film makers from the region.

This year's programme is diverse, including short and snappy dramas including Just Till, a film made by the Coventry collective and Call the Shots, directed by Rita Stephenson and Vince Lund.

There is animation from Debby Yeh, a quirky and beguiling dance film, Nothing to Where? by Birmingham based director Kim Archer and a more extended thriller, The Initiate which shows its director, Richard Ward, mastering suspense and narrative drive.

There will also be, hot off the press, REM regular Paul Hardy's new film The Arrivals.

This year's selection has been handpicked by Warwick Arts Centre Film Programmer John Gore.

Tickets are £4 (£2.50) from the Box Office on ext. 24524 or online from www.warwickartscentre.co.uk