A WARM WELCOME FROM FESTIVAL DIRECTOR: JENNY LEE
I Will Tell is an international film festival of love, light and hope, We premiere powerful stories of transformation, and tales of unlikely heroes overcoming adversity, from more than fifty countries around the world. These films contribute to a more complete global narrative, challenging perspectives and inspiring and motivating us.
Our filmmakers are talented professionals who make great sacrifices, even risking their very lives to bring these hidden treasures to us. Our post-screening discussions with filmmakers such as Tim Reid, Lily James and Lashana Lynch, country ambassadors, subject matter experts and, of course you, our audience, ensure that no one leaves I Will Tell unchanged.
The name of the festival comes from a word spoken in the Senna dialect Ndinadsawapanga (pronounced Nah-jah-pang-ga). Many years ago, festival director Jenny Lee met Anel, a young girl living on the plains of Thoera in northern Mozambique. Anel desperately wanted the opportunity to go to school but girls in her village were not allowed an education. Shy but undaunted she declared a phrase that has resonated across the world over the years – I Will Tell.
The I Will Tell International Film Festival runs in the UK, USA and Trinidad and Tobago tackling some of life’s biggest questions. Inspired by our Christian faith, we believe that there is transformative power in bringing all of our stories to all of us.
Welcome to I Will Tell 2019.