THE third Southampton Film Week will bring celluloid old and new to city screens from Friday until October 17.

Film fans will have a chance to see new feature-length and short movies, and meet film-makers.

This year’s event boasts the busiest programme yet, including SFW:Youth Film Festival, a youth-led event launching on Thursday, October 14 with a free screening of Scott Pilgrim vs the World at the Odeon.

The three-day Youth Film Festival is packed with activities, screenings and a film competition open to anyone up to 19.

Southampton Film Week is organised by City Eye, which works with many organisations and individuals across the city and region to develop film-making and celebrate film culture.

Get yourself in the Southampton Film Week zone early by seeing Beginning, Middle and End – contemporary moving image work at the prestigious Bargate Monument Gallery.

Highlights of the ten-day event include a masterclass with Bruce Windwood brimming with insights into the workings of the film industry, a Filmmaking is Fun session for under-11s, an animation workshop for under-16s and an Eight Hour Film Challenge for under 19s.

Screenings include UK premieres of Harishchandrachi Factory, Twelve In a Box |||and Karin Stowe’s documentary Mugabe, Me and a Million Tampons.

Brit Chic celebrates the nation’s knack for cutting-edge couture with Fashion on Film 1946-1989 while BFI Mediatheque serves up The Search for Shangri-La from the national archive. On October 9, renowned filmmaker Michael Apted will be in conversation at Southampton Solent University.

Of local interest are two programmes of archive film, 1930s Southampton, which includes the Royal opening of the Guildhall and The Queen at Home, showing Cunard’s magnificent liners, including the original Queen Elizabeth.

For the joy of the big screen from the comfort of your own car, drive-in movies include Dirty Dancing, Forrest Gump and Mughal E Azam.

See Scene South on Friday for full programme.