A UNIQUE festival dedicated to sound and music in the movies, will feature an exclusive interview with legendary Blur drummer, David Rowntree in Bournemouth.

The Short Sounds Film Festival (SSFF) includes award-winning short films, talks, masterclasses, art installations and networking events.

A highlight of this one of a kind festival is Blur drummer David Rowntree “in conversation with” at Pavilion Dance South West on Friday, November 2.

The composer and songwriter will be talking about his success with Blur and his move into composing scores for film and TV. Festival director David Pringle said: “The festival is unique in that it’s specifically set up to celebrate and appreciate musicians and sound designers."

Highlights of this year’s programme include a presentation by Glen Gathard from Pinewood Studios on Thursday, November 1, on the sound tricks of working on Hollywood movies like Wonder Woman, Paddington and Netflix epic Annihilation.

On Friday, November 2, Music in Film will explore the business side to sourcing and placing music in movies with agents, music supervisors and copyright specialists.

Films in competition will be judged by a jury including Emmy nominee composer Rupert Gregson-Williams (Wonder Woman), sound designer James Harrison (The Martian) and sound editor Ben Wilkins (Whiplash, Walking Dead). Winners will be revealed on Friday at 7.15pm.

This year’s festival is sponsored by White Lantern Film, Bournemouth University, TLS Ideas, SAE Institute and BFI film hub. For the full programme, visit shortsounds.co.uk