The Windrush Microcinema Project invites filmmakers to produce a short film based on the theme “My Windrush Story – What Windrush Means to Me”. The 10 original “microcinema films” will be selected to be part of the inaugural Windrush Caribbean Film Festival (WCFF), that will launch 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.
Proposals for short films of no more than three minutes in length are currently open until the deadline Monday 29 June 2020. Selected applicants will be invited to participate in a series of online production workshops, led by established filmmakers. 10 of the best films will have their world premiere at the WCFF 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.”
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 the 2020 WCFF will take place online and will be back bigger and better in cinemas across the UK in 2021.
To find out how to submit your proposal for the Windrush Microcinema Project go to the WCFF website here.