A new film festival is set to take people on a cinematic journey around the world. 

Filmmakers for Change: Bradford Film Festival will showcase short films made anywhere from Lebanon, Poland, and Colombia to South Africa, the Congo and Ukraine. 

Celebrating work by filmmakers across the globe, the festival will open people’s eyes to socially conscious filmmaking and undiscovered stories. 

The film festival has been created by well-known Bradford filmmaker, Pishdaad Modaressi. 

After travelling around the world for humanitarian work, Pishdaad wants to unleash the power of cinema and how films can spark change and connection. 

The festival received over 200 submissions from across the world.

The festival will take place throughout the weekend of October 20 to 22. 

Guests can discover stories of seldom heard communities and social issues such as poverty, migration, xenophobia, inequality, environment, mental health and /or war.

Pishdaad hopes the weekend will encourage us to experience different emotions about the current state of the world through cinema.

It will be held at the now-converted Great Horton Library on Cross Lane.

All events are available to book on Eventbrite with free tickets up for grabs.

There will be street parking near the venue, but the venue itself does not have parking.

People looking to take the bus can hop on the 614, 615 or 576 services from Bradford Interchange.