Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 October 13:00
Studio, BFI Southbank

Foresight is a compilation of short films, set in the UK, which imagine the future for Black and Brown characters. They are written, directed and produced by culturally diverse filmmakers who call the UK home. Foresight is an urgent anthology that explores alternate realities through the lens of five Black British directors. This time capsule collection contributes to a perspective and point of view continually missing from our screens – a future where people of colour exist!

Places for this event can be reserved at the LFF For Free desk in the BFI Southbank foyer from 10am on the day of the event. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. If you have reserved a place, you must arrive at least 15 minutes before the event start time or it may be reallocated.

They Heard Him Shout Allahu Akbah

  • Director

    Nadia Latif

  • Screenwriter

    Omar El-Khairy

Zaid, recently released from prison for an unknown crime, tries to reintegrate into his previous life only to find that the arms of the state extend to controlling what he says and does.


  • Director

    Akinola Davies

  • Screenwriters

    Akinola Davies, Wale Davies

Two unaccompanied brothers embark on a journey to a new settlement on moon planet Titan. Their interactions reflect the subtle naivety and anxious fear this huge moment means for each of them, amidst an industrial-sized group of migrants.

The Future Isn’t What It Used To Be

  • Director

    Adeyemi Michael

  • Screenwriter

    Courttia Newland

By the year 2080, climate change has forced human beings from the Earth, with the last vestiges that remain forced into an isolated nomadic existence. In the desolate landscape, Dez forages for survival until they unearth a morsel of the past that leads them on an unexpected mission.

Twice As Good

  • Director-Screenwriter

    Jeremy Ngatho Cole

The night before her son Dee Dee’s seventh birthday, Grace receives an unexpected intruder in her kitchen. As she discovers who the intruder is, she must decide how to protect her son while navigating the complexities of Black parenthood in modern Britain.


  • Director

    Elliot Barnes-Worrell

  • Screenwriters

    Elliot Barnes-Worrell, Hasti Crowther

Ziba, Ché, Neela and Kofi use their devices to take trips through their memories to settle an argument.

Suitable for persons aged 15 and over