BHM 2021 Overtime

BHM 2021 Overtime – The Hybrid Edition will be the first Autumn/ Winter online film programme from the UFP Film Club to be widely accessible across the UK (online) and held in London and Kent at select venues (TBC).

By providing a platfrom for emerging and newly established Black British African, African American and Caribbean filmmaking talent we hope to connect with existing and new audiences.

We will present feature and short films to be shown on the UFP Film Club Virtual Cinema and VOD sub page respectively. We also hope to confirm our feature film to be shown at venues in London and Kent once announced.

As part of our Perspectives shorts corner we will be screening four quality shorts from across the African diaspora. These shorts will also be available free to view for a short period once the film programme has ended.

Our events, online digital talks/ film discussions will be the return of Film Talk with Panton Hall – BHM special and the return of the Conversations with… series with our founder, Martin de Graft Johnson.  The subjects we intend to cover in the talks include issues around mental health, film narratives, film led talent, the cinema experience, representation and diversity in UK media and the future of cinema. We also look forward to the launch of AfroFabrique, our first pop up film exhibition which will focus on the fashion and costume designs featured in African cinema.

Feature film and event booking will be announced soon. Further news and announcements released via our social handles and here on our microsite.

The Sit-In:

Harry Belafonte Hosts the Tonight Show – FCP

Directed by: Yoruba Richen


Language / Country : English / United States

For one week in February 1968, Johnny Carson gave up his chair to Harry Belafonte, the first time an African-American had hosted a late night TV show for a whole week.

The exciting virtual premiere of The Sit In with a live Q&A from Gina Belafonte and special guest host Akua Gyamfi, in partnership with The British Blacklist. #BlackHistoryMonth2021

Black History Month 2021 Overtime

Black History Month 2021 Overtime Film Talk

Perspectives Shorts Corner

Here/Not Here

One rundown youth club and three gangs with nothing in common but for their belief that they have the exclusive right to the youth club.

Tensions rise and tempers flare as they clash and battle for territory.

This hip hop dance drama explores the use of movement, sign languages football and the visual vernacular.

Good Dog

A young man tells the story of a young dog and the decisions the animal makes as it reacts to its environment and the people it comes into contact with whitest living in inner city London.

The man draws parallels with his own life and those of the dog, with the decision he has made that have taken him to a specific conclusion in his life.

Seaside Stables

A snapshot of horse-racing culture in Barbados reveals a peek at the island’s fastest horses as they take their daily sea bath.

Cross My Heart

An American teenage girl visits her family in Jamaica and learns a secret that changes the way she sees her family. “The film asks the question: What happens when the person you love hurts the person you love?

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Frequently Asked Questions

If a film or virtual screening ticket is pre-ordered via Modern Films before the release date, you will only receive the exclusive link on the day of the film’s release. A receipt will be emailed to you detailing the information of your order. If a film or virtual screening ticket is purchased via vimeo, you will be provided with the password and able to watch the film immediately on purchase for a short period of time. If any technical issues arise on the day of the film release please contact or send us a DM

Similar to a physical cinema ticket, the virtual ticket allows you to watch new release or general films online (via exclusive links). By purchasing a virtual screening ticket you will be directly supporting our virtual cinema – the revenue is shared between the distributor and UFP Film Club (a volunteer led, not for profit, community cinema).

Once you’ve purchased a film, you will be able to start watching that film immediately (unless the film has been pre-ordered before release). You will  receive a link to the film via email (and via WhatsApp in the UK upon request). Please note, the film will only be available for a viewing window of 48 hours before it deletes itself off your device or removed from our team entirely.

Where descriptive subtitles and/or audio description for a film are made available, this will be individually noted in film’s information section. Once purchased, you will receive links for all available versions. You will then be able to choose which version of the film you prefer to watch; Original, Descriptive Subtitled (SDH), or Audio Described (AD). Please note, we cannot always confirm that alternative versions of the film will be available to audiences, please check before purchase.

Film streaming is an online/digital viewing service. Unlike downloading, streaming an on-demand film does not leave a downloaded copy of that film on your device. Once purchased, the streamed film will be available to watch for a space of two-days (48 hours) before it deletes itself from your device or removed from our team entirely. Streaming a film is dependent on the availability of that film on an on-demand service.

Due to the current unforeseen circumstances surrounding Covid-19, new films initially scheduled for release in cinema are now being released digitally/online. Consequently, these films have been set at Premium Prices in lieu of in-theatre prices and agreed with our programme partners.

The films availble as part of our virtual cinema are only available for purchase and streaming in the UK and Ireland only. Purchases outside of these regions are not available. If there are any specific or further queries about online film availability please contact or send us a DM

Our programme partner Modern Films streaming service is compatible with PC, Mac, iPhone and Android. Devices can be connected to televisions for film viewing. Currently, there is no app for Smart TV services. Please refer to Vimeo FAQs about streaming service compatibility.