Join the special media view of the Windrush Caribbean Film Festival (WCFF) 2021 the virtual launch will be on 22 June, Windrush Day at 7:00pm.
The theme for this year’s festival is the history of Carnival in Britain, from the first indoor celebration organised by Claudia Jones in 1959 to last year’s virtual Notting Hill Carnival, with a special focus on Carnival Arts including: Music, Mas, Costumes, Photography and more.
“WCFF’s programme will draw on the artistic and cultural influences of Carnival in Britain, not only in London but across the country, as well as exploring the creative and educational legacies of Carnival through the artists, artisans and performers involved,” said, Frances-Anne Solomon, co-founder of the festival.
The festival will feature, live events with Q&A sessions. Screenings are supported by the British Film Institute (BFI). As well as working with the BFI on screenings, WCFF is also thrilled to announce they are collaborating with Arts Council England (ACE) to continue the Discussions and Workshop series. These will include talks with artists, masterclasses and carnival-related workshops.
Virtual screenings will run from 30 July to 29 August, and the festival will wrap up with an Awards ceremony. This year, in addition to handing out the coveted Paulette Wilson Award, WCFF will also be introducing several new categories, including an Audience Choice Award.
During the Festival, audiences will be able to stream films and engage in discussions, from the comfort and safety of their own homes. Patrons can get a Festival Pass, which provides instant access to WCFF 2021 and throughout the festival, at their convenience.
Keeping with the festival’s commitment to education, this year will include the launch of a ‘Writing Competition’ aimed at KS2 age group children sponsored by the Windrush Foundation.
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