The Cambridge Film Festival to be held earlier than in previous years and will include a focus on the early silent films of Gerhard Lamprecht.

The 34th edition of the Cambridge Film Festival is being moved forward from its traditional dates in mid-September to the end of August. For its 2014 edition, the festival will run from Aug 28 to Sept 7 at the Arts Picturehouse and other venues in Cambridge.

Highlights from the 2014 programme include a focus on Gerhard Lamprecht. Marking the 50th anniversary of German film archive Deutsche Kinemathek, the early silent films of Gerhard Lamprecht - founder of the Kinemathek - have been digitally restored.

These titles include In The Slums Of Berlin (1925), Children Of No Importance (1926), People To Each Other (1926) and Under The Lantern (1928). The restored films, which centre on people on the margins of society, will be presented with new scores and live accompaniments by Guenter Buchwald.

Marking the Dylan Thomas centenary year, the festival will present a digital screening of Andrew Sinclair’s Under Milk Wood (1972), starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. Cambridge will present a short season of Sinclair’s films such as The Breaking of Bumbo (1970), with the director in attendance to talk about his life and work.

Building on two years of celebrating the best of Catalan Cinema, Cambridge will again spotlight talent developing in this nation within Spain.

The full programme will be announced in early July. The festival is operated by the charitable Cambridge Film Trust and funded by BFI Film Forever.