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Former Wolverhampton University student to host charity film festival at Arena Theatre

By Rebecca Stanley | Entertainment | Published:

A former University of Wolverhampton students are set to host a charity film festival.

Alex Hackett, who is currently studying MA Filmmaking at Sheffield Hallam University, is organising Black Bird Film Festival with a colleage.

The festival is set to screen a number of short films all shot in the UK, two of which were make in Wolverhampton. One of those films is Jay Bird, directed by Hackett herself.

Hackett also previously wrote and directed Consent, that helped her gain her place at Sheffield Hallam University.

Read more: Film about consent directed by Wolverhampton students to be screened

Black Bird Film Festival received over 3000 submissions, but only eight have been selected to show at the event.

The festival will be a fundraiser for the Sophie Lancaster foundation, a charity that focuses on creating respect for and understanding of subcultures in communities.

The festival will also include additional entertainment from artists within the Midlands including dance performances that celebrate cinema - including a Singing In The Rain performance and an ode to Stanley Kubrick.

Black Bird Film Festival

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There will be free popcorn, and a mini award ceremony so that organisers can present a 6 year old girl that starred in Jay bird with her own award for her performance.

Black Bird Film Festival will take place on February 19 at Wolverhampton's Arena Theatre.

Tickets are priced at £3, with all proceeds donated to the Sophie Lancaster Foundation.

For more informations and tickets, click here

Rebecca Stanley

By Rebecca Stanley
@becci_star

Entertainment journalist for Express & Star and Shropshire Star. Contact me: rebecca.stanley@expressandstar.co.uk

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