KEIGHLEY College is staging a film festival spotlighting the lives and experiences of refugees.

Screenings and interviews will take place as part of the event – which will cover topics such as hunger, war and humanitarian issues.

The festival is being held at Keighley's Picture House, in North Street, on June 23.

Jo Rusden, for Keighley College, said: "We are committed to becoming a safe and welcoming place for all and part of this is being able to share and celebrate the stories of refugees and asylum seekers.

"We are extremely honoured to be hosting our first-ever film festival and showcasing some thought-provoking and inspirational films. The line-up we have is a demonstration of art, passion and the ability of the filmmakers to convey stories in ways we can all understand.

"Through this event, we hope to educate and help our students, staff and wider community understand what it means to be seeking sanctuary and to extend a welcome to everyone as equal, valued members of the community."

The programme of films includes Andre Holzmeister's Malak and the Boat, and Rabea by Bradford-based film producer Tom Harmer.

Doors open at 5.30pm. To book tickets for the event, visit