18 October 2012

As part of a series of events to mark the MOBO awards returning to Liverpool, Celebrate MOBO Black Cinema will pay tribute to the individuals behind the success of the growing diversity of the British film industry.

Taking place at FACT on Monday, October 29, a spotlight will shine on local and regional films, documentaries and music videos which hold up a mirror to Liverpool's impressive black music scene.

Hosted by Hollyoaks writer Maurice Bessman, a selection of local short productions will be screened from film makers including Pidgin Productions.

Award winning actor Ashley Walters will also be speaking about his career and will give advice to those wanting to break into the industry.

He said: "I am very happy to be contributing to the Celebrate MOBO activity in Liverpool.

"I'm looking forward to talking about my path into the film industry and sharing my experiences and tips to succeed, in the hope of inspiring budding film makers, actors and creatives."

Film Producer Bea Freeman will also be showing her film Back to the Timepiece, a documentary which focuses on a legendary Liverpool seventies nightclub which was the only venue in the city to play black music.

The event is free, but spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. Email louise.latter@fact.co.uk to book your place.

For full details of the programme visit itsliverpool.com.

The 17th annual MOBO Awards take place at the Echo Arena Liverpool on Saturday November 3.