The inaugural Liverpool Independent Film Festival will take place next month bringing world, European and UK premiering films.
Documentaries, feature films and a collection of shorts as well as post-screening Q&A sessions feature on the eclectic programme.
German documentary ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ (pictured) will open the 10-12 November event and features Liverpool Football Club manager Jurgen Klopp as it explores the history, the power and the meaning behind the terraces anthem. Director André Schäfer will be on hand to discuss the film and his influences afterwards.
The festival, which is being held at Picturehouse at FACT, will also feature the Danish, noir inspired ‘In Embryo’, directed by Ulrigh Thompson; and ‘Rusty Boys’ about a group of retirees causing havoc for their family and nursing home.
Black comedy ‘The Very Private Work of Sister K’ will also be shown during the three days, and Italian film ‘The Minister’, starring well-known Italian actor and ‘Gomorrah’ star Fortunato Cerlino, will hit the big screen with its focus on the corrupt connection between politicians and contractors.
Also on the bill is documentary ‘The Keepers of The Magic’, looking at the often-unsung work of the cinematographer with insight from prominent film industry names including Roger Deakins (‘Skyfall’ and ‘No Country for Old Men’) and Vittorio Storaro (‘Apocalypse Now’ and ‘The Conformist’).
More than 20 shorts will round off the line-up, including experimental films, animation and music videos.
Neil Jeram-Croft, operations director of the Liverpool Independent Film Festival, says: “We are excited to bring a great mix of independent film to Liverpool in 2017 and look forward to building an established film festival with our partners, Picturehouse at FACT.”