The first day of the 2009 Cambridge Film Festival launched the festival in style with a wide range of events and filmmakers attending.
Festival director Tony Jones introduces the opening night gala screening of The Army of Crime:
Director Robert Guediguian was on-hand to introduce the film and answer the audience's questions:
Meanwhile, across the road from the Arts Picturehouse in Emmanuel College, director Thomas Hoegh arrived to introduce his five-screen installation piece, Identity of the Soul:
The opening night drinks reception for the friends of the festival gave the day a celebratory atmosphere:
The festival's spy film season lends the theme for this year's team photos. Here's Jonny Davey, the festival's Volunteer Coordinator (I'm assuming the title means that he's a coordinator of volunteers rather than someone who has volunteered to coordinate things…), who has disguised himself with the contents of the lost property cupboard:
Final, members of local filmmaking team Project Trident. If you're a Picturehouse regular, you might recognise them, but they normally look friendlier than this:
The first Project Trident screening takes place tonight at 23:00.