Magazine article Screen International

Submarine Author to Curate from Page to Screen Fest

Magazine article Screen International

Submarine Author to Curate from Page to Screen Fest

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Joe Dunthorne, whose novel Submarine was adapted for the big screen by Richard Ayoade, has been named guest curator of literary adaptation festival From Page to Screen - which is now open for submissions.

The Welsh writer, whose latest novel is Wild Abandon, will reveal his film choices for the festival - held in Bridport, West Dorset from April 10-14 - over the coming weeks. Coming-of-age drama Submarine, released in 2011, will be shown at the festival and most screenings will feature a talk by authors or film-makers.

Dunthorne said he was "thrilled" to be involved with the event. "I've always been into film as much as books so I'm happy for the opportunity to weld my interests together," he said. "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.''

Call for entries

The festival is now accepting submissions for its Flash Film competition, which for the first time will only accept applicants from under 25s in a bid to encourage young filmmakers. …

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