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ENVIRONMENTAL issues will be brought to life at a new film festival being showcased in Portsmouth.

The Portsmouth Film Society will launch the city’s first-ever Green Film Festival at the Omega Centre, in Omega Street, Somers Town, tomorrow evening. The festival, which starts at 6pm, will be opened by the new Lord Mayor of Portsmouth Cllr Frank Jonas.

Films which raise awareness of climate change and wildlife habitats will be shown throughout the event.

An entry fee is required for each film. A panel of environmental experts will discuss whether more can be done to protect the planet.

The festival will run at the Omega Centre on Friday and it will culminate the next day at Victoria Park, Portsmouth, where all the films are going to be aired for free.

Aysegul Epengin, chairwoman of The Portsmouth Film Society said: ‘I’m really looking forward to the festival and I hope that a lot of people will turn up to see the films. It’s exciting because it’s going to be a first for Portsmouth.’