YOU know what they say about fishing films – you wait for one and then two come along at the same time.

But while Ewan McGregor and Kristin Scott Thomas star in the multi-million pound Salmon Fishing in The Yemen, Ronnie B Goodwin is hoping his £3000 home movie will lure in the crowds.

His seven-minute film, FLY a Legacy, a tale of a man passing his fishing knowledge on to his grandson, will be shown in the short-film corner – a platform for new short films from around the world.

He will head for the French Riviera next month where he will have a chance to mingle with film professionals at workshops and conferences.

Ronnie said: "To have my film selected was an amazing feeling. I'll be among people in the industry I otherwise wouldn't have the chance to meet.

"This is going to be a great opportunity for me to pitch new projects to producers."

It's not the first time the 49-year-old from Bowling, West Dunbartonshire, has been to the famous film festival.

His first visit was in 2005 with fellow filmmaker, English-Irish-Israeli-Palestinian Basi Khalil, with their tongue-in-cheek documentary about the Palestinian conflict, Replay Revenge.

The duo had not been invited to the event however, and spent their time in the French city networking with industry figureheads outside of the official festival.

Their hard work paid off when Ronnie, on his return to Scotland, received a phone call from the Middle East's biggest TV news network, Al Jazeera, offering to buy Replay Revenge.

His next visit, in 2009, saw his self-made film, Shooter, accepted on to Short Film Corner and picked up by global distributors, Shorts International.

Ronnie hopes his fishing film will be appreciated by European audiences after going down a storm with the fly fishing fans in the US.

He initially made FLY, a 90-second video on his favourite hobby at Carman Trout Fishery, near Loch Lomond last year and posted it online.

It was immediately picked up by F3T, the Fly Fishing Film Tour in the US, with organisers asking him to submit a longer version, which is currently being shown at venues in America and Canada.

Ronnie said: "The popularity of FLY and FLY a Legacy has been quite a surprise.

"I originally made it only for myself."

He is also hopeful the film will help put West Dunbartonshire on the movie map.

He said: "Scottish film is usually about depravation, alcoholism and suchlike.

"This is a beautiful, upbeat film with some of the most breathtaking scenery you can imagine."

The film buff hopes to make an impression at Cannes, which kicks off on May 12.