The 16th edition of I Will Tell International Film Festival London starts with a spectacular Opening Gala at the British Film Institute on Thursday July 7th and continues with UK and World Premieres from around the world at cinemas across London followed by inspirational post-screening discussions to July 10th. Look out for our announcement of the full festival program!
The US festival and Awards Ceremony takes place in October. More details will be released shortly.
2022 Film Premiere Highlights
Founded in 2007 by Jenny Lee, the name of the Festival comes from a word spoken in the Senna dialect in Mozambique Ndinadzawapanga (pronounced Nah-jah-pang-ga) and means I Will Tell. It speaks to the power of story telling to provoke change at an individual and societal level. The Festival is now a hybrid event that runs in London, Florida and Trinidad and Tobago in person with an enhanced virtual experience available globally online. We support a range of established and emerging filmmakers and have premiered films such as Ava DuVernay’s 13th, hosted high profile talent such as Lashana Lynch (007), global icons such as Raymond Santana (Central Park 5).
We host Films and Discussions with Filmmakers, Subject Matter experts and Global icons. We have a unique blend of challenge and celebration and after 16 years, we love what we do even more. Our theme for 2022 is INFINITY as our filmmakers lend their prophetic voices to the future that we will create together.
HOW WE STARTED I Will Tell
I Will Tell is the festival of choice globally for filmmakers who tell those stories that would otherwise not be heard, the event of choice for those seeking inspiration, and the expression of the love to our world in a way that is relevant, tangible and meaningful
Anel, a young, ambitious girl from Mozambique shares with a visiting missionary her dreams to travel the world and help others. But a young man from the village reminds her that girls are not allowed to go to school, so her dreams could never become a reality. Although visibly deflated, Anel’s bold response would inspire thousands of people over the next 15 years … Ndinadzawapanga! (I Will Tell)
I Will Tell is held in London, USA and the Caribbean. In addition the livestreaming of the festival gives access to filmmakers and film lovers from across the globe