The curtains will go up on a charity film showcase this Sunday when up and coming Huddersfield film makers go reel to reel.

Marsh resident Iqbal Mohammed is the film fan behind the mini festival, which will raise money for the NSPCC and The Variety Children’s Charity along with the profiles of new talent in the area.

Hosting five short dramas by himself, fellow Huddersfield resident Ben Sweet and other fresh faces from around the country, they will explore what it means to be human in the series, which will run from 6.30pm at the town’s Odeon cinema.

It is the first such showcase for Iqbal, who lives in Smiths Avenue and works as a pharmacist, which has come about after he decided to help out those most in need.

Iqbal, said: “I’ve been involved in putting on films at the cinema before and found out more about the two charities they sponsor.

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“I got so interested I decided to start volunteering and am now on the board of members at Variety and thought it would be a great idea to raise money for them again as they do such a great job.”

All the films are dramas which marks a change in focus for Iqbal, who had started to become known for his humorous work, which had gained him plaudits in the USA.

Iqbal, 30, whose film Revisited will be premiered at the event, said: “They’re all quite emotional pieces that consider different lives and the issues encountered along the way.

Iqbal Mohammed's new film, Revisited
Iqbal Mohammed's new film, Revisited
 

“My film, Revisited, focuses on the journey of a man back to where he grew up in an attempt to challenge his bad memories of abuse to get over his depression.

“I’m so pleased that the directors have agreed to come together for such a worthy cause and hope that we can raise a lot of money to help the charities.”

Tickets for the festival cost £8.90 for adults and are reduced for OAPs and students.

They can be booked online at www.odeon.co.uk/films/revisited_charity_premiere/15604/