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One of the most talk about weeks in Birmingham came to an end with an epic After Party at the Marco Pierre White restaurant at the Cube, with a VIP list of how is who in the UK Black celebrity world the citizens of Birmingham rub shoulders with their favourite stars. This was a combination of the week’s activities which saw the Black International Film Festival the largest Black History Month event in Britain launch  at Cineworld with a locally made film Inside Out. The film was so well received that an additional screen was hosted by Film Birmingham to facilitate those who could not get into the premiere. This year also saw the launch of BIFF Digital, a new concept in film festival where you will be able to participate at home or where ever you are in the film festival. Mr Alexander founder of the film festival stated this year was a trail to see how the audience and film makers would receive this new idea. We have plans to develop this idea further so there can be live interaction before and after the films are shown. The awards show was also a great success. Recipients of awards were trailed at the diamond encrusted MVisa award all in keeping with the #DiamondEditionMvisa theme








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Brum Film a Winner
The film Inside Out won Best Festival Film at the MViSA Awards. The film had overhelming success at the film festival. The film was premiered at Cineworld with a capacity audience. It was the first time that there was an adittional screening for a film. Daniel Anderson the film director said he was extremely happy to be winning an MViSA.

The Awards

BIRMINGHAM MANAGED to overshadow London when it staged a glittering awards night for a diamond edition of the Black International Film Festival (BIFF) that was attended by a host of A-list stars. It was a triumph for director and founder Dean Alexander who has resisted constant pressure from the capital for the past eight years to continue holding the festival – and its highlight, the much-celebrated Music, Video and Screen Awards (MViSAs) – in his home city.

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