S.O.U.L Fest 2020
The month-long celebration of Black British film talent comes to BFI Player.
S.O.U.L. Fest (Screening Our Unseen Lives) is a month long celebration of Black British talent in film, showcasing new work by Black British film creatives and allowing you the opportunity to see a diverse representation of Black Britain.
Te festival is the result of a collaboration between four organisations who serve Black audiences and talent: The British Blacklist, The New Black Film Collective, We Are Parable and S.O.U.L Film.
The 2020 edition of the festival is hosted exclusively online at BFI Player for the first time.
Drama201999 minsDirector: Shola Amoo
Femi, a young British boy of Nigerian heritage, has to adapt to the new environment of inner-city London, in this outstanding, BIFA-winning drama from Shola Amoo (A Moving Image).
Drama2014105 minsDirector: debbie tucker green
What if an immaculate conception took place in a South London household? Idris Elba stars in a subtle, thought-provoking and original family drama.
Documentary201399 minsDirector: John Akomfrah
Composed of film, music and photographs from the archives, a fascinating portrait of the life and times of the founder of cultural studies and the New Left Experience.
Drama1991105 minsDirector: Isaac Julien
The Queen's Silver Jubilee beats to the sounds of Funkadelic, Sylvester and the O'Jays in Isaac Julien’s feature debut.
Legal and Courtroom drama1981102 minsDirector: Menelik Shabazz
Menelik Shabazz’s pioneering first feature traces the emotional and political growth of a young black couple in Thatcher’s London.
Drama1975121 minsDirector: Horace Ové
Hailed as Britain's first black feature film, Pressure is a hard-hitting, honest document of the plight of disenchanted black youths in 1970s London.
Anthology202073 minsDirector: VARIOUS
More superb shorts from acclaimed Black British filmmakers, selected by S.O.U.L Fest.
Anthology202064 minsDirector: VARIOUS
An exciting collection of new shorts showcasing the best in Black British filmmaking, selected by S.O.U.L Fest.
Anthology202071 minsDirector: VARIOUS
The final selection of superb shorts from outstanding Black British filmmakers, selected by S.O.U.L Fest.