Windrush Caribbean Film Festival
Windrush Caribbean Film Festival
"From Empire to Commonwealth - Legacies of the Windrush Generation"
17 June 2022 – 17 July 2022
For the first time since its creation in 2020, Windrush Caribbean Film Festival will celebrate the pioneers of the Windrush generation in person in cinemas. Lovers of Black films are invited to join in-person screenings across the country from 17 June to 17 July, as well as discovering exclusive films online.
From Empire to Commonwealth: Legacies of the Windrush Generation is this year's theme for the festival. This year, the festival will showcase the legacies not only of the original Windrush pioneers arriving in Britain during the 1940s but their descendants who are shaping Britain as we know it today.
"Our goal is to celebrate the legacy of the Windrush generation on Black life and modern Britain. This discussion has never been more relevant." Said, Frances-Anne Solomon, Director, WCFF
WCFF 2022 takes place across three cities this season, and includes Talkback, Q&As with film
makers and community panels drawn from members around Windrush legacies and social
Starting in Wales fans will be able to participate in various activities for the entire family over three days from 17 – 19 June 2022 at Riverfront. From there, the festival moves to London for
screenings in three cinemas across the city, commencing on Windrush Day, 22 June at the Prince Charles cinema.
On 25 June the festival moves to an area known as the 'home of Black Britain', Brixton, to screen the iconic film, Pressure, Horace Ové at the Ritzy Cinema. For its final London outing, the festival moves to Genesis Cinema in East London on 1 July.
Birmingham will then play host for the closing night on 17 July, Midlands Arts Centre.
"We're excited to finally be in cinemas, after two years where we were all unable to meet due to the worldwide pandemic but, we're keen however, not to lose those fans across the world who enjoyed our films via our digital platforms, so we have an amazing online on-demand programme lined up which is available throughout the festival." Says, Patricia Hamzahee, Director, WCFF
In addition to the films, panel discussions, and workshops, the festival will continue its tradition
of an Awards ceremony. This will include the coveted Paulette Wilson Award as well the
introduction of several new categories. All awards will be held as part of the closing ceremony
in Birmingham on 17 July.
Patrons can also get an online Festival Pass, which provides on-demand access to the in-person screenings dates, until 31 July 2022. Viewers can watch recordings of the cinema screenings and talkbacks, as well as a range of additional films at their convenience.
Directors, selected filmmakers/producers and panelists are available for interviews.
About the Windrush Film Festival:
The Windrush Caribbean Film Festival (WCFF) aims to engage and educate audiences in cinemas and art venues across the UK and digitally about the contributions of the Windrush generation and its impact on the country through screenings, talkbacks and workshops.
An online Festival pass will give you instant access to WCFF 2022 once the festival starts on 17 July throughout the festival up to the 31 July 2022. Sign in to view the festival schedule, attend virtual workshops & film screenings and participate in discussions with Filmmakers at your leisure. Your pass ensures you can re-watch at any time, until the end of July.
Young people and patrons can access the workshops, panel discussions and select festival films on CaribbeanTales-TV after the festival.
Screen Dates and Locations:
FRI 17 – Sun 19 June
Kingsway, Newport, NP20 1HG
Friday 17 June - From 7:30 pm
Friday 18 June - From 11:00 am
Sunday 19 June - From 11:00 am
Wednesday 22 June
Prince Charles Cinema
7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY
Saturday 25 June
Coldharbour Lane, Briton, SW2 1JG
Friday 1 July
Bethnal Green, 93-95 Mile End Road, E1 4UJ
From 6:00 pm
This screening is hosted by Joy Coker Editor/Cultural Programmer and Founder of ALT A Review
the UK's only bespoke arts and culture print and online newspaper celebrating diversity in the creative
industries: www.alt-africa.com Instagram @alt_africa_
Sunday 17 July
Midlands Arts Centre
Cannon Hill Park, B12 9QH
From 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
For further information: www.windrushfilmfestival.com