EASTLEIGH Film Festival, curated by The Point, returns for a fifth year from Monday September 25 to Saturday 29.

The popular event has garnered a reputation for putting the fun back into going to the movies by screening cult, classic and iconic movies in unique locations to match.

Curators at The Point will screen 15 films across six days and 11 venues, visiting new businesses for bespoke mini screenings of hand-picked films, venturing into popular outdoor locations and bringing much-loved movies back to the big-screen.

As part of the full programme, this year’s Eastleigh Film Festival presents Strong Women in Film – a new-for-2018 strand that celebrates the brilliant women that make up the film industry.

To support organisers in their celebration of women - during the timely centenary of 100 years of Suffrage - Eastleigh Spitfires, a division of the Hampshire Women’s Institute, are joining the festival this September.

Curators at The Point are delighted to announce the films being screened as part of the strand are:Greta Gerwig’s Oscar nominated drama, Lady Bird, featuring a Q&A with two prominent female figures from the film industry, musical Chicago to be screened with dinner at The Concorde Club, Little Women at Eastleigh Sewing Centre and Steel Magnolias at Quiffy’s Hairdressers.

Organisers are also excited to announce the first of two large-scale headlining films to top the programme at this year’s EFF with the critically-acclaimed Cabin in the Woods.

The film will be screened outside at Itchen Valley Country Park following a sell-out screening of The Blair Witch Project at the site in 2016.

To find out more about the festival, which features indoor and outdoor cinema with a twist,, visit: www.eastleighfilmfestival.com.