Arts & Culture
Third Annual S.O.U.L Film Festival
20 August 2021
BFI Southbank | £12 - £15
London SE1 8XT
The third annual S.O.U.L. Fest returns to BFI Southbank for a special hybrid experience, once again celebrating Black film talent on both sides of the camera.
Expect exclusive film previews, a selection of shorts that will be hosted on BFI Player, and a programme of masterclasses, panel discussions and practical sessions to support emerging talent – with partners including BBC Films and Sony Pictures. This year’s S.O.U.L Fest will also feature an awards ceremony to recognise some of the most exciting Black creative talent working in the UK today.
Preview: Rebel Dread + Pre-recorded Q&A with Don Letts – 20th August, 8.45 PM
The story of Don Letts, iconic filmmaker, musician and raconteur.
Narrated by the man himself, William E Badgley’s film explores his relationship with the UK’s punk scene in the 70’s, his burgeoning career as a music video and film maker. Insightful, generous and crackling with energy, Rebel Dread is a must see. Book here
Preview: Ailey – Fascinating documentary on the multi-hyphenate dancer, choreographer, director Alvin Ailey – 21st August, 5.50 PM
The multi-hyphenate dancer, choreographer, director Alvin Ailey gets the documentary treatment from director Jamila Wignot. Premiering at S.O.U.L Film Fest, the film chronicles Ailey’s rise while exploring the challenges he had to face performing in a segregated America. Book here
Exclusive Preview: Candyman + Pre-recorded cast intro – 22nd August, 6.30 PM
Delayed for well over a year, Nia DaCosta’s film finally arrives as an exclusive preview at S.O.U.L Film Fest! A direct sequel to the 1992 film, Candyman stars Yahya Abdul Mateen II, Teyonah Parris as well as Tony Todd, who reprises his titular role as Candyman, the vengeful spirit who kills anyone brave enough to say his name five times in the mirror. Book here
S.O.U.L Fest is co-founded by The New Black Film Collective, The British Blacklist, We Are Parable and S.O.U.L Celebrate Connect.