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T A P E Collective UK tour

T A P E Collective was founded in 2015 as a response to the lack of representation on screen; wanting to platform and highlight the sheer variety of under-served films that are definitely out there. They decided to bring exciting screenings to new audiences, championing the forgotten could-be cult films of the festival circuit and programmes of women of colour both behind and in front of the camera. More information can be found on their website.

After a successful BFI takeover earlier this year, we are delighted to be partnering with T A P E Collective on three special events as part of their UK tour – see below for details.



T A P E Collective are also looking to commission 12 written pieces responding to But Where Are You Really From? to accompany the short film programme.

The pieces can take the shape of a personal essay, review, feature or article and must be between 1200-2000 words. Paid £120-£180 depending on length and what form the written work takes!

Please pitch your idea (max 200 words) to hello@tapecollective.co.uk. Pitch deadline is Tuesday 19th October 2021. More info here.


Want more?

Here is video essay by T A P E looking at names, mother tongue and ‘the good immigrant’ trope in cinema and TV.

Check out the online exhibition part of BFI x T A P E presents: But Where Are You Really From? here.

Plus loads more reading, music and films on the T A P E Collective website here.


Header image: HOME (UK, 2021, Dir Ndrika Anyika)