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Swede Dreams, London

Celebrating Diy film-making of the endearingly amateurish kind, this festival could mark the moment a joke becomes a serious art form, but let's hope not. Leading the charge are bedroom classics such as Star Wars Uncut, a crowdsourced shot-for-shot recreation made by thousands of under-resourced fans, and Night Of The Living Dead: Reanimated, which does a similar job, except with animation. Screening alongside them are such studio-made takes on Diy film-making as Michel Gondry's Be Kind Rewind, which coined the term "Sweded", and Son Of Rambow, which oddly echoes Zachary Oberzan's one-man Rambo, Flooding With Love For The Kid. All this plus little extras add up to a delectably silly two-day event.

Roxy, SE1, Sat & Sun, roxybarandscreen.com

#Epic Fail, Derby

You've got to love a festival with a name, and a theme, like this. Complementing the Quad's Accidentally On Purpose exhibition (and, obliquely, the »

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