Emerging and established filmmakers are given an opportunity to create.

The Power of MicroCinema

The Windrush Microcinema Project aims to give emerging and established filmmakers an opportunity to create short 2-3 minute films on the subject of the Windrush generation. The project will facilitate the creation of 10 Digital Stories to premiere online as part of the Windrush Caribbean Film Festival between October 17 to November 8, 2020.

By utilizing the ethos of the micro cinema movement, we hope to support film production that is more accessible, personal and relevant.

This year’s theme is “My Windrush Story – What Windrush Means To Me ”, designed to bridge the gap between the Windrush generation’s experience and 21st century perspectives including those of today’s youth. Participants are encouraged to artistically innovate in both narrative and filmmaking techniques and to capture the legacy and meaning of this iconic generation, their stories, culture and long-lasting achievements. Filmmakers will share their reflections on the impact of Windrush on today’s Britain and the ripple effect it had on their lives, whether they are descendants themselves or Britons of colour whose way of life has been shaped by that generation’s fight.

We envision a rich collection of stories that highlight the valuable contributions made by those who answered the postwar call for help from Britain, how they arrived with great expectations, how they were received, the life they built for themselves and their descendants and what this means for Britain today.

We are looking for innovative filmmakers based in the regions and in London.


The following documents are required as part of the application. Deadline for submissions is August 31.

Submissions are by request only. Please contact windrushfilmfestival@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Sample of their work – Preferably audiovisual, but we will accept writing samples.

Director’s photo and resume



Up to 10 participants will take part in an online workshop, where they will be equipped with the theoretical and technical skills necessary to complete their Micro-Cinema film, with support from mentors and industry professionals.



Each participant will create a short film (up to 2 minutes) with tools readily available to them, e.g. mobile phone, ipad, go pros, free editing software and/or other low-budget equipment.

Completed films will enjoy a premiere screening at the Windrush Caribbean Film Festival that will take place online between October 17 to November 8, 2020.

Micro-cinema thrives on a sense of adventure and discovery. Think you have what it takes?  Apply today and participate in a new and radical way of creating films.