Sci-Fi theme for October’s Birkenhead International Film Festival

This October, The Birkenhead International Film Festival (BIFF) is back and is bringing you an evening of Science Fiction Short Films from across the globe.

All of the films included in the festival are short films by independent filmmakers. Submissions have arrived from 14 countries worldwide, with the final selection being made on 11 October. The festival is free to attend but should you wish, you can make a donation.

BIFF is an unfunded project at Convenience Gallery and any support goes a long way to continue the work that they do.

The core voluntary BIFF team at Convenience Gallery saw a lot of love and passion for Sci-Fi, and wanted to help create a platform for this through the festival.

With previous years’ festivals presenting animation and horror, the team is very excited to present Science Fiction.

A spokesperson for BIFF said, “It’s a genre steeped in history, thought to date back in literary works as far back as 2000 BCE, before it became much more prevalent in 17th, 18th, and 19th-century literature following the scientific revolution.

“We now see this as a staple of written and visual works, and see it regularly on our screens on Television to Cinema. Science fiction has massively influenced pop culture through both utopian and dystopian presentations we’re excited to see and share what this batch of filmmakers showcase during the festival.”

This year’s festival will take place at Pilgrim Street Arts Centre, Birkenhead, CH41 5EH. Convenience Gallery will be running a bar and will be serving popcorn, sweets, and crisps too.

Families are invited to attend this event, and any films where viewer discretion is advised, the team will begiving warning. For attendees under 14 the organisers asked to be accompanied by an adult.

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