Student-led film festival celebrates fair representation and supports mental health charity
A film festival led by Walsall College’s creative media students is focusing on challenging stereotypes and exploring the impact of the pandemic on our mental health. It is also raising money for charity.
The Love and Life Film Festival is happening online on Friday 11th June at 8.00pm. The event is free, with festival goers encouraged to make a donation to mental health charity, Mind.
The festival’s theme is binary oppositions. It will include moving image productions showcasing accurate and fair representations of disability, mental health, LGBTQ+ and people of colour.
Melissa Tisdale, college lecturer said: “So many media portrayals are careless in their representations of marginalised communities. Our festival is challenging this.”
Melissa added: “This annual event is our students’ opportunity to present their work to industry representatives, as well as friends and family.
“Throughout their college year, students nurture their creativity. They also develop the professional identities that will lead them into further training or work.
“We can’t wait for everyone to experience what they have achieved so far and find out what they have to say.”
Book tickets for the festival here.
Support the students’ fundraising efforts for Mind, here.