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.

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

For full details of the programme and to book your place visit itsliverpool.com. The 17th annual MOBO Awards take place at the Echo Arena Liverpool on Saturday November 3.