The Windrush Caribbean Film Festival (WCFF) aims to engage audiences about the Windrush generations’ contributions through screenings, talkbacks and a Microcinema competition.
Films will thematically be centred around racism, colonialism, immigration and cultural contributions with the goal of discussing and celebrating this iconic generation.
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Filmmakers wanted to celebrate the Windrush Generation
Emerging filmmakers will have the opportunity to produce a short film based on the theme “My Windrush Story – What Windrush Means to Me”. The 10 original “microcinema films” will feature in the inaugural Windrush Caribbean Film Festival (WCFF), to be launched nationwide later this year.
“ WCFF aims to celebrate the contributions and impact of our Windrush generation to life in the UK. The microcinema competition aims to creatively engage a new generation of filmmakers in our common past. ” explains Garry Stewart, WCFF Co-founder and Recognize Black Heritage & Culture Director.
The Organisers put out a call for proposals for short films of no more than three minutes in length. The deadline for submissions is Monday 29 June 2020. Selected applicants will be invited to participate in a series of online production workshops, led by established British and international filmmakers. The 10 best films will have their World Premiere at the festival.
Award winning film director, and WCFF Co-Founder Frances-Anne Solomon, says: “We’re eager to see submissions from creatives working across the breadth of the arts – from playwrights, photographers and dancers to musicians, designers and spoken word artists. We encourage innovative and experimental films, all with the brief at its heart.”