It’s nearly 7 months since our first public event at the mac, back in early January, when we held a panel discussion following the screening of Concerning Violence. A couple of other events followed and building on the momentum of these, the film festival idea was born. Birmingham seems the perfect place to launch such a festival – with its diverse population, ardent political conscience, and enthusiastic Arts and social enterprise scene. Did anyone else see the map of election results for the UK earlier this fateful year, and ‘see’ a red heart of England materialising as the Midlands? It could just be me – over-imagination mixed with sleep-deprivation (since that idea, like a baby, was born).
The Film Festival starts on the evening of Thursday 9th July and the line-up looks really good. Just hoping we have an audience.