Welcome to the 5th Black Screen International Film
Festival the small festival with a BIG IMPACT
We are delighted to be screening the vast majority of our program from
FACT and hosting our talent workshops in the new Toxteth TV Building.
Our packed program screens some of the best international films. Each
year we theme the festival to include a wide diversity of events and screenings.
To celebrate Black History month we are screening a retrospective of Liverpool’s
Black Community on Film from the 60s to the 90’s. For the first
time in Liverpool we are hosting a Lesbian & Gay film night. In keeping
with the current affairs, we are pleased to screen this year’s award
winning film ‘Marooned in Iraq’ directed by Bahman Ghobadi.
In association with BAFTA North we present ‘Images of China’
and also welcome to the festival and Liverpool one of China’s noted
directors Feng Xiaogang with members of the cast from the film ‘A
At a time when the Northwest's Film industry is booming we have a variety
of shorts screening at the ever-popular Newcomers Showcase. The directors
of tomorrow are here and now so keep your eyes open for the next Spielberg
among these exciting film entries! Fame beckons, and we are here to encourage
these fresh-faced egos!
Talking of fame, our notoriety has reached the ears of esteemed directors
Alex Cox and Stephen Frears who will be in conversation concerning the
merits of film and the British film industry. (An event not to be missed!!!)
Planting the seeds of film for an earlier generation, an array of inspirational
films will be on offer as Blackscreen collaborates with the National School’s
Our education event offers excellent and world acclaimed films that harmonise
with the national curriculum. Films such as ‘Whale Rider’
and ‘Kirikou and the Sorceress’ will be presented as part
of a programme that will run over seven days.
Once again we would like to thank our sponsors for their continued support
and good judgment from year one. A special thanks must go to the many
volunteers without whom the festival would not really happen.
Bea Freeman, Director & Festival Team