The Film Agency For Wales is planning the country's first international film and music festival to be held in Cardiff in November.

The Soundtrack festival will replace the Cardiff Film Festival. Its focus will be on film music, and Danny Boyle will headline the first festival by giving a masterclass.

The initial run will be Nov 26-29, 2008, with more than 7,000 people expected to attend. Organisers plan to host Soundtrack each year.

The programme will include film screenings, live music, master classes, seminars, keynote speeches, workshops and an emerging talent competition.

Manic Street Preachers James Dean Bradfield is also lending his support to the event and other patrons will be announced soon.

The event will be managed by P4Music Ltd, based in Barry, Wales. The film curator will be Mark Cousins.

'There are far too many film festivals in the world today, so new ones have to be distinctive,' Cousins said in a statement. 'SoundTrack is very much so. It's not so much about new movies, as the crucial creative relationship film has with music. And in the coming years it intends to be really international. And it's not about the boring old middle-brow. And it's taking place in a shape-shifting city, Cardiff. I love working on it.'

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