Celebrate:Connect is S.O.U.L.‘s first initiative and has been created for 2 reasons:
1) To provide ethnic filmmakers with a platform to SHOWCASE their work.
2) To facilitate members of the ethnic filmmaking community to MEET AND CONNECT with other industry professionals and encourage collaboration.
It is our belief that the better we know one another, the better we’re able to support one another; hence the stronger we’ll be as a community within this industry.
But Celebrate:Connect is just the beginning.
S.O.U.L.’s work will be to discover what will really help the ethnic communities to build and maintain careers in the British film and TV industries and make those things happen. S.O.U.L. is working to improve the representation of our communities both in front of and behind the camera and will focus on practical, measurable change.
Watch this space!