Kicking off with ‘Detroit’ and progressing into a series of themed matinee and evening programmes like ‘The Global Village,’ ‘In Her Shoes’, ‘Afro Punk Girl’ and ‘What is a Man?’ BIFF promises to delve deep into the social issues that affect People of Colour as a community. Paving the way for much needed diversity and inclusion within the film industry, Black International Film Festival, now in its 11th year, stood tall long before current events saw a shift in society’s acceptance of BAME cultures and visibility in the arts. In fact, since 2006 BIFF has welcomed celebrities and individuals from not only the UK, but the world and it continues to strive for excellence. This year, BIFF centres around Digbeth’s Mockingbird Cinema and Kitchen and mac Birmingham, the centre of multicultural arts in Birmingham – for a packed programme of the very best in black film. The main attraction though, is that BIFF offers a safe space to express progressive and productive ideas, voicing opinions and providing an immersive experience of Black International Film Festival’s carefully curated world. For more information about BIFF in Birmingham, see their Facebook page here.
Sun 22 Oct – Thu 26 Oct at various venues. Individual tickets are £8.50 and a 5 day festival ticket costs £30 (£25 earlybird) available here, which includes two filmmaker masterclasses on funding your film and utilising social media.
Published on: Fri 6 Oct 2017