I’m sure many of you are aware from Tambay’s previous POST that the Images of Black Women Film Festival which re-starts (they had the first part of it in early March) tomorrow Friday 8th through April 10th in London, England but you may not have seen this year’s trailer for it (cut by the festival host herself Dami Akinnusi) so here it goes:
For those unaware, the Images of Black Women Film festival is the only UK festival in celebration of the global black experience with a focus on women’s talent and representation. With the current economic climate, this year IBW did not receive its usual funding. but is still putting on the film festival personally funded by the founder Sylviane Rano.
The 7th Edition includes an eclectic mix of cinema incorporating foreign independent and classic films, such as I Will Follow & For Coloured Girls; a beautiful animation – Chico & Rita – about Afro-Cuban jazz. Also includes an Animation Forum for 6 to 60 year olds as well as a Filmmaker’s Forum. The festival celebrates the global black experience by focussing on women’s talent and representation.
By covering a wide range of genres, and issues, the Festival seeks to present and honour women’s survival wisdom and power while promoting race and gender equality.
The schedule is below:
Telling Our Own Stories – Friday 8 April, 8:30pm – 10:30pm at Tricycle Cinema, Kilburn | £9.50
A different story recently released by a US black film festival collective AFFRM (The African American Film Festival Releasing Movement). This release is their first project + panel discussion
Film: I Will Follow: By Ava DuVernay -Drama, 81min, USA, 2010 English
Filmmakers’ Forum – Saturday 9 April, 3:00pm – 5:00pm at Tricycle Cinema, Kilburn | £7/£5.50 cons
Miles of Styles presents a selection of four short-films with a focus on Destiny Ekaragha, a upcoming UK filmmaker + Panel discussion.
The Poetry of Womanhood – Saturday 9 April, 5:15pm – 8:15pm at Tricycle Cinema, Kilburn | £9.50
An adaptation of Ntozake Shange’s award-winning stage performance poetry work by filmmaker Tyler Perry, integrating the vivid language of Ntozake Shange’s poems into a contemporary narrative. Followed by discussion and a live spoken word performance.
Film: For Coloured Girls: (15) By Tyler Perry Genre: Drama, 133min, USA, 2010
Animation Forum – Sunday 10 April, 3:00pm – 5:15pm at Tricycle Cinema, Kilburn | £7 Adult – £5.50 Concs/children under 16 Black History Walks presents a series of short African animations from around the world for 6-60 year. Followed by Q&A’s with Tony Warner organiser of African Superheroes Day, on the future of animated African images where to see such cartons and previews of coming attractions.
Short Animation Films: AFROMAN & the Protectors of the Book of Knowledge: by Mike Johnson. Animation 20mins, USA. 2010 African Tales : by Obinna Owuekwe. Drama, 30min, Nigeria. English/Ibo 2010 Cable: by Rémi Gamiette. Animation, 15min, France. English 2010
Musical Latin Bliss – Sunday 10 April, 5:30pm – 8.00pm at Tricycle Cinema, Kilburn | £9.50
A love story, freely based on the life of Cuban jazz pianist Bebo Valdez, this animation captures a definitive moment in the evolution of jazz (Latin Jazz) music featuring music by Jazz legends as well as female artists such as Estrella Morentes & Idania Valdés. Followed by a live performance of a Cuban traditional song.