Event: S.O.U.L Film Festival 2023 – London, UK
S.O.U.L Fest, an annual celebration of Black British talent in film and TV in partnership with ABFF Global, returns to BFI Southbank and Picturehouse Central for its fifth year, from Friday 1 – Sunday 3 September 2023. The UK’s answer to the American Black Film Festival, S.O.U.L. Fest will showcase a diverse line-up of screenings, feature films and shorts, as well as Q&As. Created by award-winning industry leaders from The British Blacklist, We Are Parable, and S.O.U.L. Film, the festival is an annual celebration of Black film and TV talent both behind and in front of the camera, showcasing new features and shorts and providing audiences an opportunity to see a diverse representation of Britain on screen.
With a programme that explores themes ranging from identity and belonging to family, friendship and coming of age, highlights at S.O.U.L. Fest 2023 include:
- Multi-award-winning (inc. Toronto Film Critics Association Awards, Canadian Screen Awards, Munich Film Festival) and London Film Festival-nominated drama, Brother, directed by Clement Virgo (The Wire, Empire, American Crime, The Book of Negroes)
- The third season premiere preview screening of the critically acclaimed Netflix series, Top Boy, directed by BAFTA-nominated Myriam Raja (Azaar, Third Sorrow)
- Sheffield DocFest 2023’s Official Selection documentary White Nanny, Black Child, directed by RTS-winning and BAFTA-nominated producer Andy Mundy-Castle (David Is Dying, The Fade)
- The American Black Film Festival’s multi-award-winning film, A Song From the Dark, directed by Ogodinife Okpue (Cat Face, Saving Cain)
- A masterclass supported by BBC Comedy featuring trailblazing producers and commissioners in the industry…
and much more…
In addition to feature length films, S.O.U.L. Fest’s Shorts and Awards screens submissions from UK-based filmmakers and actors from diverse backgrounds. This year’s line-up includes directorial gems from Stephané Alexandre, Precious Alabi, Adjani Salmon and Yero Timi-Biu.
Tickets for the screenings and Q&As at BFI Southbank and Picturehouse Central are now available here.
2023 S.O.U.L. Fest Programme: