Over the years, our film and arts activity has only been possible due to annual funding from the BFI and Arts Council England, and from regular support from the Bristol-based Gibbs and Morel Trusts. We are immensely grateful to all our supporter over the years.
We are always keen to connect with individuals or organisations who value our work and would like to contribute to its longevity. We have a number of small sponsorship goals in 2018, detailed below.
Sponsor a Speaker
Our guest filmmakers and speakers bring the films in our programme alive and have a lasting impact on our audiences; they stimulate discussion and debate and allow deep exploration of the themes and narratives within their films. Our speakers travel from across the UK, Africa and Europe to contribute to our Festival. Without them, our festival would be very much poorer.
Sponsor a Community Screening
We are committed to working with under-served communities and building diversity in our audiences. In 2018, we bring film, discussion, music and food to BAME community venues around Bristol and the South West. Our films and speaker line-up will be programmed in consultation with community members, and our caterers and musicians/DJs will come from Bristol communities. Our partnership organisations for these events include African Voices Forum, Senegambia Hidden Talents, The Somali Association and Bristol Refugee Rights.
Sponsor a Football Screening
In 2018, we are beginning a series of films about football in Africa to be screened at football clubs around Bristol.