These pages have been positively chiming with film festivals recently. Spinning out cinema into imaginative packages is a trend that shows no sign of slowing. Next up is the Sci-Fi London Film Festival. Now in its 11th year, the nine-day festival caters for "low-budget, interesting or foreign science fiction films".
The most eye-catching event is sure to be the costume parade on Sunday 29 April. It's free to take part, just turn up dressed as a zombie, stormtrooper, Ewok, cyborg, or any other miscreation that takes your fancy.
The remaining programme contains dozens of events, including new movie screenings, a Boris Karloff tribute to mark his 125th birthday, a celebration of the ZX Specturm and a sci-fi pub quiz. The action takes place at the Apollo Piccadilly, BFI Southbank and BAFTA between 29 April and 7 May.