LAUNCHING A NEW WATCH PARTY SERIES ON FB:

SOCIAL MINGLING

🎥To keep healthy and sane, we are launching a series of WATCH PARTY online on South Social Film Festival: SOCIAL MINLING!

Our favourite filmmakers will show a short film and will be online for a quick Q&A after the film.

Every Wednesday at 7pm, get your microdose of film!

Tune in! Mingle & have fun!

What will we watch first? The first episode of ’Dreaming Whilst Black’ 🎬
Dreaming Whilst Black is a 9-part comedy series that follows a young but naive British-Jamaican filmmaker, Kwabena, as he struggles to navigate between his dreams and reality.

The director – Adjani Salmon – will also be joining us for Q&A!

Adjani is a budding, driven, award winning writer and director who hails from Jamaica.
His graduation film, His Father’s Son, screened at numerous film festivals internationally, including Cannes, Blackstar and the Montreal World Film festival. He is the writer, producer and lead actor for Dreaming Whilst Black. One of the most hilarious and true to life web series, you’lll ever see!

South Social Film Festival’s ethos is community-centric and has always been front and center of our story. As a grassroots organization, we’re doing our part in protecting the community during the Coronavirus COVID 19 pandemic by practicing social distancing and postponing our next event about FINLAND, scheduled for the 1st May, 2020, to a later date.

We will continue to monitor the situation and keep you updated. Behind the scenes, SSFF team is working for the love of film and looking forward to seeing you after the intermission. 

Stay safe and let’s get through this together!

Fall in love with Finland!

Fall in love with Finland! Travel to the Nordic country and mingle with polar bears in Lapland.

On the 1st of May at the Cinema Museum we screen AURORA.
Aurora, a commitment-phobic party animal, meets Iranian Darian one night at a hot-dog stand in Lapland. Darian is running from death and Aurora is running from love. They need each other in order to finally stop running.

9 times awarded director, MIIA TERVO, addresses some big themes such as asylum seeking and female alcoholism. While the main lead, MIMOSA WILLAMO, captures the restless feelings coming from a remote place with a lack of opportunity.

As usual we will have a dance performance with workshop by a brilliant Finnish contemporary dancer.

The 1st of May is called VAPPU in Finland, a traditional holiday where family and friends reunite to celebrate with special food. You’ll get to sample some of the most delicious Finnish cuisine!

South Social Film Festival’s awesome partners for this special edition are the The Finnish Institute and the Embassy of Finland in London.

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Photo by Mia Tofil

ONE NIGHT ONE COUNTRY: JAPAN I 15 February 2020

We became Japanese for a night!

Yukiko Masui mesmerised the audience with her acrobatic dance and especially with her hands/head workshop. 💃

Keiko Urakawa served an excellent vegan katsu curry which delighted our crowd and taught a supercool sushi workshop.  🍣

Georgie Yukiko Donovan went out of her way to explain everything about the AMA women. 🇯🇵

Finally Genta Matsugami was the winner of the evening, with a heartfelt film that enthralled the audience.  😍

Followed by an intriguing debate with Lois Barnett and Forum Mithani from SOAS University of London.  💚

Thank you to all the lovely crowd that came and turned this event into a supercool one! See you all soon. 😃

INTERVIEW WITH LOIS BARNETT
Lois talks about ’Demolition girl’ approach to the themes of female empowerment and women’s independence.
Video by Ezequiel Velazquez
INTERVIEW WITH YUKIKO MASUI
Learn how Yukiko questions gender, identity and breaking the norms of society through contemporary dance!
Video by Ezequiel Velazquez
INTERVIEW WITH FORUM MITHANI
What our expert Forum says about marginalised societies in Japan?
Video by Ezequiel Velazquez
INTERVIEW WITH GEORGIE YUKIKO DONOVAN
Listen to Georgie telling us about typhoon and women divers.
Video by Ezequiel Velazquez
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