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Who We Are

Who We Are. is a week-long series of online events and film programmes designed to celebrate and spark debate around black British film, programmed by award-winning film exhibition company We Are Parable in collaboration with BFI. We Are Parable’s takeover programme takes place across BFI channels, including BFI Player and BFI YouTube, from 13 July.

Who We Are. will feature hosted online conversations with prominent and established filmmakers on BFI YouTube, as well as emerging black British talent such as Nosa Eke, Tomisin Adepeju, Anthony Vander and Stephan Pierre Mitchell.

There will also be access to music sets in partnership with Jazz Refreshed, curated film programmes to watch at home on BFI Player, workshop tutorials for aspiring creators to get their work made, and a short film competition for 16-19 year olds. | |

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Sight & Sound: From the archives

  • Burning illusions: the long road to Black British film stardom

    Burning illusions: the long road to Black British film stardom

    To mark the Who We Are. takeover of the BFI’s online channels this week, we’re republishing a series of stories from our archives about Black British film past and present – starting with Ashley Clark’s 2016 look at the historical paucity of roles for Black actors in British films.
    Wednesday 14 December 2016


  • Who You Are competition

    Who You Are competition

    We’ve teamed up with We Are Parable to create a competition for 16-19 year old Black filmmakers: Who You Are. The winning film will be featured on BFI Player and the successful filmmaker will receive tailored career support and equipment hire. The competition closes on 23 July.

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