ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

The Windrush Caribbean Film Festival (WCFF) aims to engage and educate audiences in cinemas and art venues across the UK about the contributions of the Windrush generation and its impact on the country through screenings, talkbacks and micro-cinema challenge that will take place in cinemas, schools and community centres across the country.

WCFF will include films whose themes are centred around racism, colonialism, immigration, and cultural contributions, with the goal of airing, discussing and celebrating this iconic generation.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

The Windrush Caribbean Film Festival (WCFF) aims to engage and educate audiences in cinemas and art venues across the UK about the contributions of the Windrush generation and its impact on the country through screenings, talkbacks and micro-cinema challenge that will take place in cinemas, schools and community centres across the country.

WCFF will include films whose themes are centred around racism, colonialism, immigration, and cultural contributions, with the goal of airing, discussing and celebrating this iconic generation.

WATCH ONLINE!

Join us on CaribbeanTales-TV for the 2nd Annual Windrush Caribbean Film Festival between June 22nd and August 29th.

WATCH ONLINE!

Join us on CaribbeanTales-TV for the 2nd Annual Windrush Caribbean Film Festival between June 22nd and August 29th.

ANNUAL PAULETTE WILSON AWARD

Paulette Wilson was a force to be reckoned with.

She spent the first 10 years of her life on the beautiful island of Jamaica. In 1968 her mother sent her to the UK to study. She lived and worked in the UK for the next 50 years.

But in 2016, Paulette received a letter notifying her that she was living in the UK illegally and needed to return to Jamaica. She was one of the thousands of immigrants to the UK that were impacted by the Home Office’s “hostile environment” immigration policy.

Paulette was subsequently arrested and scheduled for deportation. However, she was later released due to an intervention by her MP.

Her decision to speak out against the injustice she experienced was instrumental in shedding light on the now-infamous Windrush Scandal. Her courage inspired a host of others to tell their stories.

Paulette Wilson died in 2020.

The Paulette Wilson Award honours her legacy and celebrates individuals in the community who are following in her footsteps – people who are standing up, speaking out and fighting for change.

2020 Paulette Wilson Award Recipients

Amelia Gentlemen ⎜Nadine White

WCFF Film Awards Categories

Best Feature Film
Best Documentary Feature
Best Short Film
Best Short Documentary
Audience Awards

ANNUAL PAULETTE WILSON AWARD

Paulette Wilson was a force to be reckoned with.

She spent the first 10 years of her life on the beautiful island of Jamaica. In 1968 her mother sent her to the UK to study. She lived and worked in the UK for the next 50 years.

But in 2016, Paulette received a letter notifying her that she was living in the UK illegally and needed to return to Jamaica. She was one of the thousands of immigrants to the UK that were impacted by the Home Office’s “hostile environment” immigration policy.

Paulette was subsequently arrested and scheduled for deportation. However, she was later released due to an intervention by her MP.

Her decision to speak out against the injustice she experienced was instrumental in shedding light on the now-infamous Windrush Scandal. Her courage inspired a host of others to tell their stories.

Paulette Wilson died in 2020.

The Paulette Wilson Award honours her legacy and celebrates individuals in the community who are following in her footsteps – people who are standing up, speaking out and fighting for change.

2020 Paulette Wilson Award Recipients

Amelia Gentlemen ⎜Nadine White

WCFF Film Awards Categories

Best Feature Film
Best Documentary Feature
Best Short Film
Best Short Documentary
Audience Awards

SUBMIT YOUR FILM

Windrush Caribbean Film Festival seeks works made by filmmakers from Caribbean backgrounds and/or that celebrate and explore Caribbean themes, and themes of interest and relevance to people from the Caribbean Diaspora.

2021 SUBMISSIONS CLOSED

SUBMIT YOUR FILM

Windrush Caribbean Film Festival seeks works made by filmmakers from Caribbean backgrounds and/or that celebrate and explore Caribbean themes, and themes of interest and relevance to people from the Caribbean Diaspora.

2021 SUBMISSIONS CLOSED

FUNDED BY

WCFF is produced by a nationwide consortium of community, business and creative arts organisations and leaders,
led by CaribbeanTales UK, Recognize Black Heritage & Culture and Integriti Capital.
WCFF is a registered CIC.

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