BFI Southbank: young filmmakers event

By Rachel Hayward | 25 November 2010
Logo showing UN logo of a globe surrounded by a laurel wreath and the title We The Peoples Film Festival
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This Saturday, November 27, 2010, the BFI Southbank will host a free event for young film enthusiasts interested in global development issues.  The day is part of the week-long We The Peoples Film Festival organised by the United Nations Association (UNA) Westminster.

The Young Film Makers for Development Day (12noon -7pm) will screen films by young directors dealing with subjects including human trafficking, HIV/AIDS and human rights.
Noel Goodwin, Education Programmer for Young People at the BFI, said: "The range and quality of the films we’re screening is amazing, and there’ll be the chance to meet people from the world of film and television, engage in live debates and chat to young people from the UK and Africa."

The Young Film Makers for Development Day hosts the world premier of documentary Wembley to Soweto charting the journey of eight young township photographers during the 2010 World Cup. The film will be shown simultaneously in London and South Africa with a live link enabling the audience to talk to the filmmakers in Johannesburg and Ghana.
Other highlights include a free screening of new feature film Africa United plus Q&A with the cast and crew, a chance to see actor Martin Freeman (The Office, Sherlock) who stars in HIV The Musical, Q&A sessions with the filmmakers and special guests such as the head of MTV’s Staying Alive HIV campaign will join the debate, live music, spoken word performances, workshops, and talks for budding film makers, all rounded off with an awards ceremony voted for by the audience. Tottenham Hotspurs’ footballer, Benoit Assouekotto will present one of the awards.

For further details, please click on the link to the We The Peoples Film Festival website and you'll get their Young Film Makers for Development Day section.

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