Friday, October 30, 2009
11th bfm INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Black Filmmaker (bfm) International Film Festival (IFF) is the leading and longest running platform for Black World Cinema in the UK.
The 11th bfm IFF will take place between 6th – 10th November 2009 at the BFI Southbank, Institute of Contemporary Arts, Rich Mix and Shortwave Cinema.
bfm IFF 2009 will feature narratives, documentaries and short films from the UK, Africa, the Caribbean, the US, Canada and Europe. We will open with the European Premier of Chris Rock’s much anticipated Good Hair and close with the much anticipated Shorts Awards.
Filmmakers featured as part of the festival programme include Menelik Shabazz, Frances Anne Solomon, Tunde Kulani, Djibril Diop Mambety. For the first time, bfm, in association with the Legacy Media Institute will offer a US based scholarship to a UK filmmaker
In the run up to the festival, a special FREE Black History Month showcase will also take place every Tuesday throughout October. This will feature the Great Africans series with Wole Soyinka, Nelson Mandela and Wanguri Mathai.