Black screen Film Festival stemmed from the ABE (All black everything) meetup group based in Manchester. The group was created in September 2015 with the sole purpose to promote and support black/African events around the country.
For 2016, BSFF will host its first event showcasing – through films - the rich history, values, and culture of people of pan-African origin and also to highlight the achievements of ancestral heroes and their contribution to shaping the world as we know it now.
The primary purpose of the festival is to create a platform on which Black and African positive history and rich culture is shared and talked about.
The maiden edition of the Black screen Film Festival is scheduled for Nov 2016 in Manchester with future prospects in other parts of the UK in subsequent years.
Key features of the festival include screening of films, lectures, documentaries, autobiographies as well as Q&A sessions and networking.
Beauty is...2014, 123 Minutes
Beauty Is... the film by community educator and guerrilla film maker Toyin Agbetu asks ‘what is beauty?’ and examines the answer from a philosophical position through discussions on hair, skin shade, body image and character.
It's a serious, yet often humorous cross between Chris Rock's "Good Hair" and Bill Duke/D. Channsin Berry's "Dark Girls" documentaries with some sensitive Oprah styled interviews mixed in.
The film explores the risks posed by chemical straighteners and skin bleaching, it shares insights on conditions like Vitiligo and Alopecia whilst discussing the impact of biased media on children and personal relationships.
Backed by a global campaign to challenge governments and the pharmaceutical industry, this is edutainment that may just change your life.
The Director Toyin Agbetu will be taking all your questions