Black History Month
This Black History Month, we’re presenting a season of films exploring what it means to be Black and British. Celebrate the cultural legacy of Black British people, with fantastic films exploring the ways that Black British identities have evolved and adapted under the social and political pressures of life in the UK. Delve into some uniquely personal stories told through three generations of filmmakers, from the cultural icons that paved the way, to the voices of tomorrow.
Alongside the films, look out for filmmaker Q&As, discussions and talks lead by local movers and shakers, special industry sessions for budding creative talent and even the odd party in the bar.
Upcoming films & events
- Hero: Inspired by the Extraordinary Life & Times of Ulric Cross + Q&A
- The story of Ulric Cross, who left his small island home in 1941 to seek his fortune, and became the RAF’s most decorated West Indian.
- Tue 8 Oct
- Young Soul Rebels + Introduction 18
- The hedonistic world of pirate radio DJs Chris and Caz is shattered when a close friend is killed while cruising in the local park.
- Sun 13 Oct
- Doc'n Roll Film Festival presents: Rudeboy the Story of Trojan Records + Q&A & DJ Set 15
- A film about the love affair between Jamaican and British youth culture, told through the prism of one of the most iconic labels in the history of black music, Trojan Records.
- Sat 19 Oct
- New Black Voices: Shorts CTBA
- A curated selection of short films, showcasing the ones-to-watch in Black British film, with filmmakers and the BFI sharing insights on how to break into the industry.
- Sat 2 Nov