"T A P E launched as a response to the lack of representation on screen; wanting to platform and highlight the sheer variety of under-served films we know are out there. We decided to bring exciting screenings to new audiences, championing the forgotten could-be cult films of the festival circuit and programmes of women of colour both behind and in front of the camera."
T A P E Collective (Angie Moneke, Isra Al Kassi and Nellie Alston)
T A P E Collective is a curatorial collective working across film production, distribution and exhibition, challenging traditional ways of filmmaking and working to demystify the industry for marginalised voices. With the support of the BFI FAN Exhibition Fund, for which Film London is the capital’s hub,
T A P E created a curated screening programme, Touched, a witty, intimate and unapologetically sexy selection of films by women and non-binary filmmakers that open up space for wider discussions about self-love, intimacy and longing.
T A P E recently curated a programme at BFI Southbank called But Where Are You Really From?, celebrating mixed-heritage in filmmaking, and subsequently took that on tour in cinemas across the UK between October 2021 and February 2022. They also curated and programmed 30 film events in their role for London Short Film Festival 2022.
T A P E has also worked closely with distributors such as BFI and MUBI to curate special preview screenings as tie-ins to new film releases, such as the Soho House screening of Lingui: The Sacred Bonds for International Women’s Day; a screening of Limbo for refugee communities and organisations in Birmingham; and a series of preview screenings and Q&As in various UK cinemas as part of the theatrical release for Aleem Khan’s After Love.