Festival director Ken Rowles with Run For Your Wife producers Graham Fowler, Vicki Michelle and James Simpson at the Avenue Theatre, Sittingbourne
Swale’s answer to Cannes featured an appearance by a familiar face from a beloved 80s sitcom.
Vicki Michelle, who was an actress in ‘Allo ‘Allo, was there to discuss a film she produced called Run For Your Wife, which stars Danny Dyer and Denise Van Outen.
It was shown as part of the fifth Swale Film Festival at the Avenue Theatre, Central Avenue, Sittingbourne, on Saturday.
The former actress was joined in a Q&A session afterwards by her fellow producers James Simpson and Graham Fowler, who was also a cameraman.
Director, Ray Cooney, who adapted the film from his own West End play, was not able to attend.
The festival started on Thursday with a screening of Ginger and Rosa, which features a yachting scene shot in Queenborough harbour, at Blue Town Heritage Centre, Sheerness.
On Friday, the documentary Aspects of Chilham had its premiere at the Avenue Theatre.
It was written and narrated by Sittingbourne resident Michael Peters and edited by Colin Harvey, who also lives in the town.
Later on, at the same venue, a horror night was held with movies The Hollow and Airbourne.
UK comedy Wide Blue Yonder, starring Brian Cox, rounded off the screenings on Sunday, September 8, also at the Sittingbourne venue.
Former 'Allo 'Allo actress Vicki Michelle with festival director Ken Rowles
Festival director Ken Rowles said he was pleased with how the screenings went despite attendance being lower than hoped for.
He said: “All of the screenings went well. Although we had small audiences they enjoyed the question and answer sessions and after the screenings we all went and discussed the films in the bar at the Avenue Theatre.
“It is something that did a lot of good.
“This is our fifth festival and overall it has been a success.”
Mr Rowles thanked all of the councillors from Swale council and Kent County Council who sponsored the event.
Donations from the Kent Film Office, KM Group, the British Film Institute, AmicusHorizon and SFM also made it possible.
The Kent Film Awards, which run alongside the festival, have been postponed due to its technical director Steve Kane being ill.
It had been due to take place at Creek Creative in Faversham on Sunday but the free event will now be open to the public at the Avenue Theatre on Sunday, September 22 at 2pm.