Magazine article Screen International

Oyelowo, Asante, Jenkins to Talk at BFI Black Star Symposium

Magazine article Screen International

Oyelowo, Asante, Jenkins to Talk at BFI Black Star Symposium

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The British Film Institute (BFI) has revealed the line-up for its headline industry event at this year's BFI London Film Festival (LFF, Oct 5-16), the Black Star Symposium on Oct 6, which will explore the continuing challenges for black talent in the film industry.

Delivering the event's opening address will be David Oyelowo, who appears here at Toronto International Film Festival (Sept 8-18) in both Amma Asante's A United Kingdom, which opens this year's LFF, and Mira Nair's Queen Of Katwe, which also plays at LFF. Oyelowo will be the event's lead speaker, while Asante will also make a panel appearance, as will Barry Jenkins, director of Moonlight (playing in Toronto's Platform strand). Other confirmed speakers include Noel Clarke (Brotherhood), Julie Dash (Daughters Of The Dust), Karen Blackett (MediaCom), Ramy El-Bergamy (Channel 4), and the BFI's Heather Stewart and Ben Roberts. …

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