A zombie school and the campaign to keep oceans free of plastic are just two of the highlights for the second Ilfracombe Film Festival.

From Friday, April 20, until Sunday, April 22, the Embassy Cinema in Ilfracombe High Street will be showing around 50 feature films plus several short films.

The festival is organised by a small team of volunteers together with curator David Salas and offers three themed days with films for all ages and tastes.

Friday has a plastic free theme and is schools day, with showings of Plastic Ocean in the morning and in the evening.

There will be stalls on hand at the cinema during the day with information about how you can get involved with creating a plastic-free North Devon.

Plus a big plastic free raffle with many plastic-free prizes to be won.

Friday night is also zombie night and organisers are running a zombie school open to the first 40 people who books tickets to see one or both of the zombie feature films Shaun of the Dead and Evil Dead.

Learn how to shuffle, snarl and growl in the best zombie tradition and get your make up done too.

Saturday includes a Marilyn Monroe double bill, children’s films and a short film showcase.

Organisers invited people to submit their short films and there were 46 entries from as far afield as America, with a film chosen to accompany every feature.

Saturday night is gala night with a showing of Priscilla Queen of the Desert and audiences are encouraged to dress up in the best colourful glam outfits and sing along.

Sunday is devoted to the suffragettes and 100 years of women having the vote, with a screen dedicated to an entire day of women’s films.

Another screen will mark the centenary this year of the end of World War One, showings films including Paths of Glory and Gallipoli.

Surf films will be running all over the weekend, including the premiere of Take Every Wave, the life of Laird Hamilton.

Volunteer Jane Coleman said: “The first festival was so fantastic that we had to do it all over again and it’s all the same team.

“Events are held throughout the year to fundraise for it.”

Programmes are available from the cinema and outlets around town, or go to www.ilfracombefilmfestival.co.uk