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Two films dealing with the issue of the bullying of teenagers will be presented in screenings that are free and open to the public in conjunction with a conference on bullying that will be presented by the University at Buffalo.

The Buffalo premiere of “Matt Shepard Is a Friend of Mine” will be at 7 p.m. Friday in the Screening Room of the Center for the Arts on the UB North Campus in Amherst.

The film explores the life of Wyoming college student Matthew Shepard, who was killed 15 years ago because he was a homosexual.

The film “Submit the Documentary” will be presented Oct. 30 in the Student Union Theater on the North Campus.

This film explores the effects of cyberbullying on children, teenagers and members of their families.

The presentations are sponsored by UB’s Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention, which is hosting its annual conference from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday in the Millennium Hotel Buffalo, Cheektowaga. October is National Bullying Prevention Month.

For more information about the films or the conference, go online to gse.buffalo.edu/alberticenter.