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Your Weekend 1st -3rd Sept: The 5th S.O.U.L. Fest, in partnership with ABFF Global | Book Now!!

Your Weekend 1st -3rd Sept: The 5th S.O.U.L. Fest, in partnership with ABFF Global | Book Now!!

With only one more day to go The 5th annual S.O.U.L. Fest, in partnership with ABFF Global is almost here! Returning  to the BFI Southbank and in partnership with ABFF Global – a European spin-off of the American Black Film Festival
S.O.U.L Fest is a celebration of Black film and TV talent behind and in front of the camera.Expect the usual combination of exclusive preview feature films, Q&As, the highly anticipated Shorts awards & screenings, along with masterclasses and panel discussions to support emerging talent in their journey through the film industry. With partners including Sony Pictures, BBC Comedy, UEL and Amazon Studios. 
Opening Night FILM “Brother”

Opening Night Preview Brother + Q&A Friday 01 September 2023 20:10 BFI – NFT1
This stirring adaptation of David Chariandy’s 2017 novel is a soulful meditation on wounded masculinity, fractured identity and the power of family. The film explores the fluctuating relationship between two Jamaican-Canadian brothers, united by love but drawn apart by circumstances. (main image)



S.O.U.L. Fest Shorts and Awards Saturday 02 September 2023 14:10 BFI – NFT3
Final event at the BFI watch a selection of shorts and enjoy the awards ceremony. SOLD OUT

White Nanny, Black Child + Q&A
Saturday 02 September 2023 17:30 BFI – NFT1 A group of adults find solace in sharing their experiences of growing up as children of Black Nigerian immigrants who were fostered by white British families. BOOK NOW

Preview ABFF Global London presents
A Song From the Dark + Q&A Saturday 02 September 2023 20:20 BFI – NFT1 After the mysterious death of her estranged husband, a woman hires a reluctant spirit hunter to expel a spirit that is tormenting her family. BOOK NOW


Co-presented by S.O.U.L Fest & ABFF Global – London:  CLASSIFIED + Q&A Sunday 03 September 2023 14:30
Ella’s life’s turned upside down when she is sent to live with her father and his new family in South Africa. When she discovers the secret that her stepmother is the new CIA Station Chief in Johannesburg, Ella’s attendance at an elite international school may harbour its own agendas and secrets and Ella is about to learn not just how political the personal is, but how personal (and dangerous) politics can get.  Classified Q&A: From Local to Global A business of entertainment workshop highlighting the journey of a television series from a local independent production company to the global #marketplace, featuring the upcoming South African series, Classified, as a case study. The panel will feature Kagiso Lediga from #Johannesburg-based independent production company, Diprente, Mo Abudu, founder of #EbonyLife Media, and Mark Young, Sony Pictures Television Distribution executive.  BOOK NOW

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