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This year for the first time we are moving some of our screenings online. This is new to the Black International Film Festival. As funding becomes less available for the smaller and ethnic festivals in the UK, we look for more creative ways to bring our submissions to you. Therefore we have decided to bring some of our official selection directly  to you. Whether you are at home, work or on the move.  Why not have a night in with friends and enjoy some of the best independent films submitted to the Festival. 





The 8th annual Black International Film Festival. Preparations are already in full swing for this year’s Film Festival which will take place between the 27th October and 1st November 2014. We are looking forward to some very exciting screenings and events in the city and especially this year's Movie Video & Screen Awards (MViSAs) to be held at the International Convention Centre in Birmingham. We are also again very happy to be hosting this year’s festival with Film Birmingham and Birmingham City Council’s events team along with our various sponsors and delivery and media partners. This year's film festival will open with a film made by a local film maker Daniel Anderson call Inside Our a powerful Docu Drama about a young lad how struggles with re intigrating into society as a excon and going back into his old gangster life. pressues of personal life and his relationship with his ex girlfriend all takes a toll on his journey. the docu drama also contains actual interview for ex-prisioners and members of the birmingham community. we will aslo me gosting a special screen of murdered by my boyfriend with Star Georgina Campbell, We will be highlighting domestic violence amongst young people, a definate to attend. see our listing for more information.


The 8th annual Movie Video and Screen Awards (MVSA) will be held on the 1st November 2014 and the city of Birmingham will once again play host. This year’s awards will be hosted by the revered actor Rudolph Walker OBE also known as Patrick Truman in the ever popular television soap EastEnders.   Rudolph will be joined on stage by TV presenter and award winning comedian Angie LeMar. This year the MViSAs will be “bejazzled” with a “Diamonds” theme for the night.  So ladies get your jewels out and your finest wear as it will be a Red Carpet night of fashion.   As in previous years the MViSA’s will take place at the world famous ICC Birmingham with the usual stellar performances, celebrities and of course the afterparty. We will be releasing our entertainment line up later this month so follow us on twitter or keep checking our website and don’t forget to like us on facebook

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You can help decide who gets a #DiamondEditionMViSA this year. Just click the banner and start voting for a chancer to win a VVIP Night out with us. Enjoy being seated with the celebrities, 3 course dinner and VIP After party. All you have to do is vote!!!

Short Films, First Features, Documentaries,
The submission period is now closed for the 2014 Black International Film Festival,we will not accept any further entries.
The selection process is now underway. Successful applicants will be notified of the outcome of their submission in due course







(C) Black International Film Festival 2014
Rudolph comes to Brum
The celebrated actor Rudolph Walker was in town recently he and Mr Alexander revealed the Diamond studded mvisa award. The actor met with members of the press to showcase the this year's award and to announce nominations ahead of voting, Rudolph himself nominated for best actor, talked about the importance of the mvisas to black actors. Earlier in the day he visited Perry beeches school, to launch his Drama competition in Brum

The Awards

Nineties Girl band Cleopatra has joined this years line up at the MViSAs the girls who are planning a reunion tour said they were looking forward to performing at the ICC. The MViSA Team said they were excited to have the girls on board as part of the grand opening, The night is set to be another great night out with a host of big names attending.

For Your Information

The Black International Film Festival: We aim to provide platforms for independent film makers. The festival remit is to promote black cinema in the midlands region and throughout the UK. The festival is primarily funded by donations and services from individuals and businesses. We hope you will continue to support and contribute to the festival

Volunteering: Every major film festival depends on its volunteers to be successful and The Black International Film Festival is no different. Our volunteers gain valuable real world experience in the field of the film and entertainment industry.  We look for volunteers from all backgrounds so if your interested contact us for more info

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