(29/06/07) – The 27th Cambridge Film Festival, which takes place between 05 and 15 July, is devoting a whole section of the programme to environmental films.

According to the event organisers, "With environmental issues reaching the headlines with increasing regularity, the state of the planet is at the top of the agenda and looks set to stay. This 21st-century pre-occupation is also becoming the starting point for many films – not just from independent filmmakers but increasingly from mainstream too."

This dedicated environmental strand, which comprises 11 documentaries and feature films, includes works from of the latest crop of theatrical feature documentaries such as Arctic Tale and the UK Premiere of Julian Lennon’s production Whale Dreamers.

Other sections of the festival also include films dealing with the topic, such as, in New Features, the UK Premiere of Universal’s Evan Almighty (starring Steve Carell and Morgan Freeman), in Microcinema, the World Premiere of UK filmmaker Sarah Turner’s Ecology, as well as in Cinecology – The Environment on Film.