A CLUB has launched an initiative to support local filmmakers.

Keighley Film Club is incorporating short films, of up to ten minutes, within its monthly programme to showcase people's work.

Five shorts will be included this year, alongside the club's usual feature film screenings at Keighley's Picture House cinema.

"We are introducing the shorts on a trial run and will examine the compatibility with improving our monthly programme," said Alan Watkinson, for the club.

"Also, committee members will provide any desired technical advice to assist filmmakers.

"Our screenings will continue to be at the same starting time, of 6pm.

"We would like to thank the Picture House management for its continued support and look forward to welcoming members and all film enthusiasts."

Details of the season's programme are contained in a leaflet available free from venues including the Picture House and Keighley Library.

The next feature film to be shown, on Sunday, September 17, will be Aftersun.

The coming-of-age drama, which is certified 12A and has a running time of one hour 42 minutes, sees Sophie reflect with a mixture of emotions on a holiday she took with her father 20 years earlier.

It received its world premiere at last year's Cannes Film Festival, when writer and director Charlotte Wells was nominated for the Golden Camera.

The film also received widespread critical acclaim.

Doors open at 5.35pm. A short will be included.