Women Of The Lens Film festival 2020 Returns online

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For 2020, we move our main event online.

Don’t miss out on a premier platform as a filmmaker.

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Submissions Deadline: 7th October 2020

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Women Of The Lens Film Festival Returns!

The premier platform for UK black women in film comes back in November 2020 with an online festival. We’re on Twitter, Facebook, Youtube and Instagram: @womenofthelens

We’re using the hashtag: #firebrandwomen        Stay close for news and updates.

Open Call For Submissions

Deadline – 7th October 2020

Opening from 29th July to close on 7th October, we welcome productions of all genres. Filmmakers/productions, you can submit via Filmfreeway.

Be sure to read submission guidelines before your entry. We look forward to hearing from you.

News and Commentary

As the UK’s Black History Month looms (October), Cyndi Handson has a word for companies seeking to maybe action their ‘Black Lives Matter’ social media posts  earlier this year.

Cyndi is a professional DJ and promoter and co-founder and director of Peckham PalmsLondon’s first Afro hair and beauty hub majority run by Black women.

The furore over the film Mignonnes or its English title Cuties (Directed by Maimouna Doucoure) is an indictment of the lack of control that black stories have in their abillty to dictate the way in which their stories are told. Screened on Netflix, this narrative includes the public relations, sales, distribution, marketing and promotion of stories. 

Well done to Regina King and her Emmy win for her role in Watchmen. Can’t wait to see more of this very talented woman’s work.

Yay! DJ Clara Amfo joins the UK’s propular competition programme Strictly Come Dancing. The show will air later this year. 

(coughs delicately) Speaking of Black History Month…

Otegha K. Uwagba’s eloquent response…

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Women Of The Lens was created to reveal the complexity, diversity and multiplicities of black women and women of colour. We'll work with productions to change perceptions and practice.