Sidmouth airing at Cannes Film Festival

SIDMOUTH is having an airing at the Cannes Film Festival, thanks to a filmmaker from Glastonbury.

SIDMOUTH is having an airing at the Cannes Film Festival, thanks to a filmmaker from Glastonbury.

Phil Day flew out there this week with his film Day's Devon, a 180-minute film touring Devon.

Phil said: "It is quite a long film and it comes in 10 different chapters, each of which can be watched separately or as a continuous film.

"It has a complete chapter about Sidmouth, its history, and the folk festival."

He describes the film, which he intends to air on several occasions in Sidmouth after the Cannes showing, as a mix between documentary, historical and travel and says: "It has quite a few unique features. It is interactive; people can talk about it, and it will be an entertaining evening."

It took Phil, who has won awards with a film he made about Somerset, three years to make.

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"I do like Sidmouth, it is one of my favourite seaside places," added Phil, who hopes Day's Devon wins an award during its showing with the Canadian Film Board at Cannes.

You can see a clip of the film at www.DaysDevon.com.