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Stills life: Images from new festival Fling!

A new film festival is to be held in the Highlands next month.

Fling! will showcase the work of young and foreign film-makers.

A competition for short films and documentaries drew 660 entries from 69 countries. Seventeen movies were selected for screening at the event in Tain.

Taking place on 4-5 October, the festival will also show feature length films including Boxtrolls, The Maze Runner and the re-mastered version of 1985's Back to the Future.

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One of the US-made short films to be shown will be Gifts.

Made by 14-year-old Morgana McKenzie, it tells of a girl who survives an accident on a frozen river that claimed her parents' lives and later tries to prevent a murder from happening.

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Wind tells of a boy plagued by a windstorm who meets a girl followed by a thunderstorm.

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Tomas, a boy who is asked by his school to write an essay about his father and his unusual job, is the focus of the Spanish language fictional short, Stockholm.

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I Call it Love, a short film from Lebanon, tells of a love lost in Beirut.

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Polar Where? is a two minute long UK stop motion animation by Terry Thomas.

It is about a bear searching for his missing friend.

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There will also be a gala presentation of science-fiction movie The Maze Runner, a week before it goes on general release in cinemas.

Directed by Wes Ball, it stars Dylan O'Brien, Will Poulter and Thomas Brodie Sangster.

I Believe in Unicorns, another of the feature length films to be screened, will close Fling!

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