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Filmmakers wanted to celebrate the Windrush Generation

Filmmakers Wanted to Celebrate the Windrush Generation

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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.
Filmmakers wanted to celebrate the Windrush Generation
“ WCFF celebrates 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 Young Filmmakersubmissions 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.”

The WCFF will take place during Black History Month in October 2020, through to Remembrance Sunday in November.  Due to the coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis and resulting restrictions, the WCFF will take place online this year, and organisers say it will be back bigger and better in cinemas across the UK in 2021.

Filmmakers Applications for the Windrush Microcinema Project are through the WCFF website: WindrushFilmFestival.com

For media queries, interview requests or further information, please contact Evadney Campbell, of Shiloh PR at [email protected] or 07716289717.

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