A FILM festival in the New Forest is set for a return.

Film Festival: New Forest 2019 was launched by New Forest District Council at the recent New Forest and Hampshire County Show.

Councillor Michael Harris, NFDC portfolio holder for local economic development, said: “Filming brings real economic benefit to the New Forest, both in monetary terms and in the opportunities it provides for skilled employment. Next year’s Film Festival: New Forest will be a treat which will celebrate the wonderful location we live in and the abundance of opportunities it gives film producers, along with the films and people that have taken advantage of what the New Forest has to offer.”

Film Festival: New Forest is a revival of the local film festival last held in 2012.

The festival, which takes place on June 8-16 next year, will see film showings around the district, many with a strong local connection, and film related events for those already in the industry, or who have an interest.

All The Cool Stuff in Fordingbridge is supporting the event.

Organisers, NFDC, is looking for local businesses who want to get involved.

For more information contact filming@nfdc.gov.uk