Fringe of Colour reveal 2021 film programme

Fringe of Colour are back for 2021 with an online programme of films from Black artists and artists of colour

Article by The Skinny | 01 Jul 2021
  • Fringe of Colour Films 2021

Fringe of Colour's emergence has been one of the Edinburgh Festivals' most exciting developments in recent years. From its inception in 2018 as a database of Fringe shows by artists of colour, FoC has run free ticketing schemes, networking events, panels, parties, and, last year, an expertly-curated online film festival of its own

For its second year, Fringe of Colour Films returns to The Internet with a bumper programme of film work. This year's programme features three pieces by Scotland-based Black queer artists, commissioned by Fringe of Colour for the festival, and another twenty films submitted by filmmakers from across Europe and Africa. All of the films in the programme will have English captions or subtitles, audio descriptions and British Sign Language interpretations; read the full list of films and filmmakers at the foot of the page.

Fringe of Colour Films 2021, which runs from 1 to 15 Aug, is curated around four themes: Protest, Flight ("addressing methods and results of movement and migration"), Rituals and Self. The films themselves run the gamut from documentary and docu-fiction to sketch comedy, poetry to dance, storytelling to animation. Fringe of Colour's excellent Responses programme – inviting writers to produce new work that responds to the themes and content of the festival – will also return, with pieces published on the Fringe of Colour website in August.

Festival passes for Fringe of Colour Films 2021 are on sale now for £10 with a £5 concession; Organisation Passes are available from £50. For full details and to get your tickets, go to

Fringe of Colour Films 2021: the full programme

Fringe of Colour Films 2021 commissions

black queer nature poem for khadijah (and all of us) by Mae Diansangu
Ixwa Blue by Thulani Rachia
Space 2: We’ve Come A Long Way by Paix (Gillian Katungi)

Fringe of Colour Films 2021 submissions

5 WAYS 2 RUN by Jasmine Kahlia (England)
Agudas by Amber Akaunu (England)
Aleta by Josh Bridge (England)
Aunque Me Vaya Lejos (Even If I Go Far) by Margot Conde Arenas (Scotland)
BLACK EXODUS by Daniel Bailey (England)
Blue Corridor 15 by Dubheasa Lanipekun (England)
Clifford by Corinne Walker (England)
Concept-tions by Nicole Cyrus (England)
Framer Framed by Ramaya Tegegne (Switzerland)
Hypnagogia Glossolalia by Sekai Machache (Scotland)
Muttererde by Jessica Lauren Elizabeth Taylor (Norway)
On The Surface by Fan Sissoko (Iceland)
Saeculum by Mahenderpal Sorya (England)
schwarz (black) by Amuna Wagner (Egypt)
Selkie by Niall Moorjani (England, Scotland)
Spring Steps by Hazel Lam (England)
The Elephant in the Room by Beyond Face CIC (England)
Transitions II: Movement in isolation by Tobi Adebajo (England)
Velvet by Ofem Ubi (Nigeria)
Yuluu by Fatima Kried (England)