THERE’S still plenty to enjoy at the New Forest Film Festival this week. The movie extravaganza, which runs until June 16, features a raft of events at 20 venues across the district.

Run by Film: New Forest, the festival feature includes appearances by Chris Rankin and James Payton, who appeared in the Harry Potter films. They will be joined by animatronic designer Tim Berry, who worked on the latest Star Wars movies, and R2D2 designer Lee Towersey.

Today the award-winning The More You Ignore Me, written by Jo Brand and released last year, will be shown at Burley Cinema in the presence of the director, Lymington-based Keith English.

Thursday sees a screening of the BBC4 documentary A Year in the Wild Wood, plus the Forest premiere of Dead Fred, featuring Sandra Dickinson.

On Friday award-winning playwright Barney Norris will be at Forest Arts Centre, running workshops on how to write and make short films. Lisi Russell will introduce her late husband’s film The Boy Friend at Milford on Sea Community Centre.

The Regal Cinema, Fordingbridge, will screen Calendar Girls on Saturday. The film’s cinematographer, Ashley Rowe, will take part in a Q&A session.

Judges at the festival include one of Britain’s top film critics, Mark Kermode, who lives in the Forest. He visited Brockenhurst College at the weekend to sign copies of his latest book, How Does it Feel?

* For a full list of events, see