S.O.U.L Fest Shorts

Bringing you the best of black British film talent. (18 August - 17 September 2021)

S.O.U.L. (Screening Our Unseen Lives) celebrates and supports Britain's Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic film talent.

SOUL Fest 2021 is a celebration of Black British talent in film, showcasing new features and shorts and allowing audiences the opportunity to see a diverse representation of Black Britain. S.O.U.L. Fest 2021 is presented across BFI Southbank and BFI Player, with features and live events taking place in venue, and a selection of shorts presented for free online from 18 August - 17 September 2021.   

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Short film addressing the entanglement of love, power, and administration in the UK spousal visa process.

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Blue Corridor 15Blue Corridor 15

Drama20215 mins

After her family falls on hard times, Elizabeth starts styling her classmates' hair at break time to earn money.

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Northern BallersNorthern Ballers

Short documentary202019 mins

All Andy and Ben want to do is play basketball. When they join the under 16s league the boys and their new teammates take on opponents from around Yorkshire, and the challenges of growing up in inner city Leeds.

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Say Something ThenSay Something Then

Drama202010 mins

A short but poignant piece on what it feels like to lose faith and trust in a friend.

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Lock OffLock Off

Action and Adventure20219 mins

A misinformed police force led by a trigger-happy commander, are tasked with bringing down a suspected 'criminal organisation'.

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Rear ViewRear View

Drama20204 mins

A driver tries some small talk to connect with his Uber passenger, but ends up raising bigger issues.

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The PhotographThe Photograph

Drama20219 mins

Penny is experiencing post-millennium angst in Manchester. She is on the verge of a mental breakdown. Overweight and on the edge, an ordinary visit to the doctor becomes extraordinary.

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The ConversationThe Conversation

Musical201913 mins

Exploring the conversation black people face when communicating their racial experience to white partners through a dynamic fusion of dance and dialogue.