Building on the success of its inaugural outing last year, Women Of The Lens returns on 15 and 16 December 2018, once again showing the rich talent of Black British women in front of and behind the camera.
This year’s festival will offer another strong showing of 46 films and nine themes, a programme bursting with creative UK Black women filmmakers.
Attendees can look forward to live screenings at the Close Up Film Centre, all productions celebrating the achievements of black women in the UK film industry, highlighting their sheer complexity and diversity.
The nine themes range from animation to the traditional:
- Voice To Our Humanity
- Breaking Bonds
- We Love You
- Precious Endurance Of Culture & Tradition
- Song And Dance
- Little Girl
- Love Letters To Herself
- Colour Her In
- The Body Positive
In all sorts of styles like comedy, drama and all that’s in between, the films showcase multiple stories from the UK and international (South Africa, India, Iran, the Philippines and Belgium).
“People have said they wanted different images to look at on screen. Some of that difference is here at Women Of The Lens. All people need to do is show that they’re more than just about talking difference.”
The festival’s founder, Jennifer G. Robinson, who has more than 25 years’ experience of working in creative industries, said: “I am really taken aback about the reception of the festival since its inception last year; it has all been so positive. It really just highlights to me the necessity of what the festival provides; a platform for voices which are not celebrated as they should be, an opportunity to share knowledge and exchange ideas about forming stronger foundations that lead to more black women working in the industry.”
There will be curated panel discussions that allow audience members, who may have never worked in the industry, to get exclusive insights to what it’s like as well the behind-the-scenes of the films.
Jennifer, who has worked with other industry professionals to produce the Black Filmmaker International Film Festival, is extremely passionate about her work.
She says: “People have said they wanted different images to look at on screen. Some of that difference is here at Women Of The Lens. All people need to do is show that they’re more than just about talking difference.”
To find out more and to book tickets, visit Women Of The Lens