WCFF 2023 Funders and Partners

By supporting WCFF, you can help us ensure that our celebration of talented filmmakers of African Caribbean heritage telling the stories of the Windrush generation and the Caribbean diaspora’s contributions to Britain continues and grows.

The Windrush Caribbean Film Festival is a non-profit, asset locked Community Interest Company with a very small operational team and staffed primarily by volunteers. We deliberately keep our ticket prices low to ensure accessibility for everyone from our communities, and offer our virtual programming for free although donations are accepted.

We are typical of the many non-profit organisations serving Britain’s Black communities who have to bootstrap with severely limited funding to deliver our mission. We were grateful to receive modest grants from Arts Council England and BFI, but certainly are nowhere close to what it takes to deliver a first class film festival and arts programme. Yet we did it!

Thank you to WCFF 2023 Funders and Partners

About the BFI National Lottery Audience Projects Fund
The BFI Audience Projects Fund will invest £15m of National Lottery funding over three years to support ambitious, audience-facing activity of national scale that celebrates and showcases independent UK and international film and XR work. It will support projects that seek to expand access and encourage greater enjoyment of cinema by connecting audiences that are representative of the UK population with great films – in venues, at events and online.
Audience Project Fund


About the BFI
The BFI is a cultural charity, a National Lottery distributor, and the UK’s lead organisation for film and the moving image.


Our mission is:

  • To support creativity and actively seek out the next generation of UK storytellers
  • To grow and care for the BFI National Archive, the world’s largest film and television archive
  • To offer the widest range of UK and international moving image culture through our programmes and festivals – delivered online and in venue
  • To use our knowledge to educate and deepen public appreciation and understanding
  • To work with Government and industry to ensure the continued growth of the UK’s screen industries

Founded in 1933, the BFI is a registered charity governed by Royal Charter. The BFI Board of Governors is chaired by Tim Richards.

Thank you to our 2023 Sponsors

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WCFF 2023 Host Cities and Partner Venues

Tue 6 June, Southampton – Mast Mayflower Studios

Fri 9, Sat 10 June, Bristol – Watershed Cinema

Tue 13, Wed 14, Thu 15 June, Birmingham – Midlands Arts Centre

Fri 16, Sat 17, Sun 18, Newport – Riverfront Cinema

Sat 17 – Tue 20 June, London – Rich Mix (Shoreditch); Fri 30 June, Genesis Cinema (Whitechapel – Awards ceremony)

Wed 21 June, Southampton – Harbour Lights Picturehouse

Sat 24 June, Rio Cinema (Dalston); Fri 16 June, Channel 4 headquarters (Westminster)

Thu 22 June, Picturehouse Central (Piccadilly Circus)

Fri 23 June, Ritzy Brixton