Windrush Caribbean Film Festival Opens in UK Cities from 6th June – 30th 2023

Windrush Caribbean Film Festival – 75 Years of Black Cinema and beyond with the support of the BFI, awarding funds from the National Lottery.


Organisers of the Windrush Caribbean Film Festival have announced that the cities of Bristol, Birmingham, Newport, Southampton and London will co-host the summer event which opens on June 6 in Southampton with the closing awards ceremony in London on June 30.

One of the Festival founders, Oscars Academy member Frances Anne Solomon says she wants WCFF 2023 to be the “best attended” event and hopes to sell out the opening night at Mast Mayflower Studios in Southampton.
Festival founder and Oscars Academy member Frances Anne Solomon
It is the 4th time that the Windrush Caribbean Film Festival has been held with over 40 screenings and talks taking place across 24 days at 11 venues in 5 cities, a move that Artistic Director Emmanuel Anyiam-Osigwe says “demonstrates the festival’s intent, ambition and purpose”. 

Laura Glanville, Audiences Manager at the BFI, said: “We are proud to support this incredibly important Festival through the Audience Projects Fund. It is fantastic to see it growing its geographical footprint in cities across the UK and we believe with the support of our BFI National Lottery funding, they can Getreach new audiences – particularly younger people.”

Southampton, a city with historical ties to the Windrush generation will host film screenings from the festival for the first time ever on June 6 at Mast Mayflower Studios and also on June 21 at Harbour Lights Picturehouse, the day before National Windrush Day which this year marks the 75th anniversary since the Empire Windrush ship arrived at Tilbury Docks, the first stop en route to London for Caribbean citizens who were invited to live in the UK. Many Caribbeans had already arrived in the UK a year prior, docking at Southampton on board The Almanzora.

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