We are a Black women’s performance collective – keen to develop our own work and to champion the cause for greater prominence of other BLACK* women performers across disciplines. In June 2019, we delivered FLY! the first ever BLACK* women’s theatre festival. We are planning to deliver FLY! Festival of Black Women’s film – with a focus on new UK shorts produced by Black women and international work produced/directed by Black women unseen in the UK. In March 2020, our focus will be on Canadian Black women and Aboriginal women’s film.
As we perform widely in Bristol and around the UK, we take a dynamic approach to audience development. We have our own data base but use social media, radio and press interviews to extend our message.
Megan Mitchell of Matchbox Cine Club, reflects and reports back following their enrollment on a Open City Documentary Festival and UCL short course, attended with a bursary from Film Hub South West.
BFI NETWORK South West are pleased to present our participants for the Script Development Lab 2021. 8 participants were selected from 110+ applications - here you can learn more about each individual.
New Directions is a programme supporting archive film events which retrace the historic steps that have brought the UK to its current political and cultural crossroads.