The Voices Film Programme Highlights underrepresented voices in cinema and platforms some of the UK’s most talented emerging film-makers.
Delve into the world of independent cinema and artists’ moving image, watch exclusive premiers and hear from industry experts.
The aim of The Voices Film Programme is to provide cinematic experiences that respond to the needs and interests of our diverse local community.
The Voices Film Programme takes place over three months and focuses on a different theme each month
The Voices Film Programme is supported by Film Hub London, managed by Film London. Proud to be a partner of the BFI Film Audience Network, funded by the National Lottery. www.filmlondon.org.uk/filmhub
November: Race, Identity and Visibility
December: Women on screen and behind the camera
This October The Voices Film Programme celebrates Queer Identity. Come along to Bermondsey Project Space for a selection of Screenings and events spotlighting LGBTQIA+ filmmakers.
Step into the world of queer cinema and enjoy a diverse selection of genres from comedy to documentary to fantasy. The programme places a significant focus on the experiences of young people and brings together film-makers from across the UK in an artistic exploration of queer culture and identity.
Loops | Film Screening
Saturday 13 August 2022 | 4 – 6pm
Come along to Bermondsey Project Space for a screening of works by film-makers Ingrid Olivia Norrmén-Smith and Whitney Conti followed by a talk and Q&A session with the creative teams. These artists are united in their use of moving image and sound to call attention to the biological phenomenon of somatic amplification of sensation.
MEMORY AND ALTERNATE REALITIES
Saturday 16 July 2022 | 4 – 6pm
A showcase of short films and sound pieces exploring the theme ‘Memory and Alternate Realities’, presented by graduates of UCA Farnham
A screening of Masha Mombelli’s Series of Short Films ‘ Stories From The Coats’ Followed by a talk and Q&A
META ALARM 2.0| A Collection of Short Films Saturday 11 June 2022 | 4 – 6pm
A showcase of experimental films from graduates of the RCA Contemporary practice MA
50% of ticket sales were donated to IZOLYATSIA, an artist organisation in Ukraine: and 50% will support Bermondsey Project Space’s outreach fund working with local young people.
Featuring works by: Louise Ørsted Jensen, Laura Moreton-Griffiths, Adri São Bento, Patrick O’Neill, Anita Marante, xiaoyu1002, Kevin Siwoff, Bess Andersen, Melle Nieling.
Moving Through | A Collection of Short Films
Saturday 28 May 2022 | 4 – 6pm
A collection of short films connected by their use of dance and movement as a vehicle for emotional exploration. Featuring work by, Yolanda Y. Liou, Candice Lo and Issy Wharton.
Saturday 12 March 2022
For Women’s History Month Art Forward Presented Canadas Keepers, a film about Canada’s dark past told by the country’s First Women.
Directed by Mia Frank, Produced by Monica Jamal
Starring: Kyra Harris, Zephiria Joseph, Robyn Lawson, Cynthia Taha, Chrystal Sparrow, Folisha Stevens, Rose Timbrell, Colleen White, Laurie Wilson.
Unearth Me and See Me Wildly Dance
Saturday 19 February 2022
As part of LGBTQIA+ History Month BPS presented’Unearth Me and See Me Wildly Dance’ – a collaborative art film based in a fantasy queer mythology. A film by queer and non-binary artists Raechel (Rae) Teitelbaum and Brody Mace-Hopkins. The screening was followed by a Q&A with the creative teame
Saturday 12 February 2022
As part of LGBTQIA+ History Month BPS presented Queer Stories, a selection of five short films that told stories of queer identity and community. The screening was followed by a Q&A with the creative teames
A Love Letter to the Basement
Eucalyptus cell, gently modified
Saturday 5 February 2022
As part of LGBTQIA+ History Month BPS presented Queer Portraits a selection of four short films that painted nuanced portraits of queerness. The screening was followed by a Q&A with the creative teames
You are a Letter, written not with ink, but with spirit
you must everywhere wander 你必顧盼
With You I See Light
Filming Race and Reproduction in the Age of Black Lives Matter
22 January 2022
Emma Morgan-Bennett presented her recent documentary that explores themes of race and reproduction in the age of Black Lives Matter followed by a talk on Afrofuterism in film making.
Thursday 9 December
The Voices Film Series Presents:
Lured by images of ‘glass skin perfection’ a young woman enters the world of a morning makeup routine only to discover it is not as perfect as it first seems. An experimental and darkly ironic film which holds the mirror up to past and present toxic beauty standards and unattainable ideals of perfection.
Saturday 4 December
Voices Film Series presents:
Performance Artist Nina Mdwaba shared two of her Spoken Word Films “I’ll Believe It When I See It & #Elevatedvoices” and “Let’s Take It Home” followed by a talk and Q&A Session.
Nina Siphesihle Pinkie Mdwaba is a South African born (b.1995) writer, theatre-maker, spoken word, and performance artist. Nina explores subject matter relating to race, gender, and sexuality, and ritualistic healing. Nina has performed her works in over 20 art venues in Glasgow and London, including the GOMA, Modern institute, CCA, Transmission, Turner Prize contemporary, and a handful of festivals including Brainchild and Womenfest in London. She is now focussing on poetry for film.
The Voices film series presents:
Saturday 4 December
The Women Now Film Series
12 – 20 August 2020
The Women Now Film Series at Bermondsey Project Space centred emerging female filmmakers and celebrated London’s vibrant film scene, through a series of screenings, Q&A’s and panel discussions. The program explored themes of identity, body image, and comunnity.
Featuring Carmen & Luisa, Issy Wharton, Ula Taylor-Riley, Tracey Francis, Mouni Productions, Georgie Cowan-Turner, Luna Carmoon, Nina Mdwaba, Sophie Farrell and WomeninFilmSE15
WomeninFilmSE15 are a collective rooted in the local neighbourhood. The collective’s focus is on discussing, screening and making films centred around women’s interests. Their main aim is to promote the female voice within film, bringing different narratives and diverse local communities together. For this series, they showed a collection of community-made animations.
The Series also included an event titled ‘Getting Into The Film Industry’ where producer and writer Helen Simmons talked to filmmaker Luna Carmoon about how she got started in the film industry, and the experience of making two incredibly well-received short films. This was followed by a panel discussion from prominent screenwriters Louise Nesbitt, KT, and Milly Thomas.