I Will Tell Film Festival
There’s an old African proverb: Until the story of the hunt is told by the Lion the tale of the hunt will always glorify the hunter.
The importance of telling a diversity of stories, and telling them well, cannot be under-estimated. I Will Tell is an international film festival that celebrates filmmakers from around the world who bring us powerful, authentic stories that would otherwise be hidden, forgotten or ignored.
More than 60 films from over 30 countries that will inspire, entertain and challenge. For filmmakers, and film lovers alike, a festival such as I Will Tell is as refreshing as a splash of cool water on a hot day.
This year, for the first time, the festival will be hosted online which means many more people can join in from the comfort of their own home. Screenings will be followed by a Live Interactive Q&A with the Directors.
And you can get 30% off the Festival Pass with your special code UKFR30.
The Jury includes Hollywood Script doctor Bart Gavigan (Luther), BAFTA winner Dionne Walker (the Hard Stop), Actor and producer Oris Erhuero (Highlander, Endgame), that rare breed – a black female animator - Maria Birmingham and more.
The films address race issues such as police brutality, beauty, identity, family and the justice system as well as modern-day social disconnectedness, education, migration, abuse, the environment, faith and more.
As well as the feature dramas, documentaries, short films and animation in competition, the special Quarantine Creatives section is a heart-warming collection of over 30 shorts and micro-shorts from around the world from filmmakers in Lockdown using innovative means including remote direction and unusual props to get their stories told.
Distribution companies often reject excellent films on the basis that there are questions about their commercial viability. If you want to see more films like these in the mainstream, it starts with supporting festivals such as I Will Tell.
It is an honour for the UK Film Review to support this vision: to celebrate untold stories, challenge perspectives and catalyse change.
Get 30% off the Festival Pass with your special code UKFR30.