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Welcome to 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 26th 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. As we head towards our 10th anniversary updates will be posted to our website in preparation of this significant milestone. We are also making it easier to attend the festival and enjoy all that it has to offer whether it's a film, a seminar, one of our networking evenings or the Awards night you will find an event to suit your taste. Come and join us for the biggest Black History Month event in the UK and while you are in the city enjoying the festival, take time out to experience some of Birmingham's beautiful scenery and historic sites not forgetting our theatres, restaurants and bars


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

MViSA Awards Looking Back
Short Films, First Features, Documentaries,
The Birmingham Black International Film Festival is once again calling for film submissions for this years’ film festival taking place in Birmingham (UK) from 26th October – 1st November 2014.  We are seeking films from European countries (including all former Eastern European countries), Worldwide, and of course UK & Ireland. Submissions are not exclusive to people of colour but must either feature people of colour, address minority issues, be produced by people of colour or involve people of colour who have had a significant role in the film’s production. Chosen submissions will be screened throughout the festival and on festival associated visual platforms. All films selected for the festival will also be entered into the BIF Festival's awards programme and winners will be announced at the MViSA Awards at the ICC, Birmingham on the 1st November 2014







(C) Black International Film Festival 2014
The Film Festival
This year The Black Int’l Film Festival has teamed up with Film Birmingham to bring you a more exciting Film Festival.   We are planning more daily screenings of independent films, special screenings and some general releases.  Sindy Campbell from Film Birmingham said ”It’s a pleasure to once again be supporting the Film Festival

The Awards

Tickets are now on sale for this year’s MViSA’s. Early Bird Tickets are available throughout the month of July and are selling at last year’s prices. That’s not all, every time you purchase a ticket or table you will automatically be entered into our prize draw where you could win free after party tickets for you and your friends.

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

Membership: Be one of the Black International Film Festival's preferred attendees. By signing up you will be amongst the first to receive invitations to our events and partner events.  You will also have priority purchasing on awards tickets and other special events. Just click the link and fill out the form




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