Simon Pegg, renowned Gloucestershire born actor and Honorary Patron of Cheltenham International Film Festival (CIFF) has spoken today about why he supports CIFF.

“My association with Cheltenham International Film Festival is founded on a personal commitment to support and help to bring the best of independent cinema to the next generation of audience. It pleases me that Cheltenham, on becoming the first narrative international film festival in the UK to go online, is reaching out to audiences across the country, many of whom never have the opportunity to visit a film festival or watch some of the best of new independent films. And I am delighted that my own film, Lost Transmissions, will open the Festival on 8th June”.

There will be a live streamed Q+A with Simon Pegg following the launch screening on Monday 8th June. The Q+A is scheduled to start at 19:50.

More information about the film Lost Transmissions and tickets for the film and screening can be purchased here.