Created by the team at London’s award-winning, independent Genesis Cinema, the first edition of Fragments Festival is coming to London’s East End this June 7th to 15th.
As a London-based festival, it is vital for them to express solidarity and unity within the film industry. In programming the festival they will spotlight not only the fantastic home-grown talent that the UK has, but also the incredible filmmakers and film markets across Europe and around the world.
Having researched the demographic of filmmakers represented at film festivals the organisers of Fragments Festival have found that they fail to reflect the talent of not only women behind the camera, but also people of colour, LGBTQIA+ individuals, differently abled filmmakers and many other groups.
In the first edition of Fragments Festival they will focus not only on giving a platform to underrepresented filmmakers to exhibit their work, but also giving those who may not regularly attend the cinema the chance to see a wide range of excellent films.
They are encouraging filmmakers of diverse backgrounds to submit their work and have created a submission process which will help spotlight the work of groups and individuals from marginalised communities, as well as films which have minority groups as their focus.
With an additional focus on highlighting work by young filmmakers, they have also created award categories celebrating films made by under 16s, and films made on phones.
All films will be reviewed by a carefully selected committee who will consider both the merit of the work and the circumstance of its creation when making the final selection for the festival programme.
To submit your film simply access filmfreeway.com/FragmentsFestival.