Birkenhead International Film Festival returns this autumn

This October Convenience Gallery will bring the world to Birkenhead at the Williamson Art Gallery for the Birkenhead International Film Festival (BIFF).

The festival takes place on Saturday 21st October 2023, hot on the heels of Convenience Gallery’s sold out 2022 festival.

A spokesperson for the gallery said, “We are delighted to bring you our fourth festival, this year. This is a free festival, however we do also offer a BIFF BFF ticket, for those who can donate or pay a contribution which helps us to keep this festival free for everyone.”

The BIFF brings together a collective of filmmakers to explore the art of film from a varied range of backgrounds, filmographies and genres.

The spokesperson continued, “Birkenhead International Film Festival is all about bringing the world to Birkenhead and so for our fourth edition of the BIFF we are exploring the theme of ‘World-building’ within the films selected.

“Films are submitted through an online platform by Directors from across the world. The remit is that films are in the short film category, and will be selected by both festival directors and community-led ‘screeners’, who will watch a long list of films to make the final selection of films for the final showcase.”

The festival will feature a selection of short films from around the globe, a panel talk from industry leaders such as Northern Fortress Films from Bradford, Scenegraph Studios, and the Williamson Art Gallery.

The announcement for this year’s festival selection will take place in late September.

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