26th Aug – 31st Aug 2023

Welcome to Thurrock Screen Culture Festival 2023! Five years after we started as TIC Film Festival, we are returning with a packed festival of not only international film screenings but also computer games, digital art, exhibition, talks and networking events.

Thurrock Screen Culture Festival is an inspiring week where our Young Film Network and guests will have exciting opportunities to rub shoulders with industry professionals and to watch film submissions from round the world.

We are thrilled to mark two local anniversaries this year – Windrush 75 and Alfred Russel Wallace 200.

For Windrush 75, we are presenting the striking computer game, Windrush Tales, the first and only one of its kind on 26th Aug. The creative team will be in attendance to introduce the game, alongside an exhibition of the stunning illustrations created especially for it. A 1943 government film called Hello! West Indies will contextualise Windrush at our historical screenings the following day.

The Forgotten Journey marks the 200th anniversary of naturalist Wallace’s birthday, reminding us of his connections with Thurrock and the Malay Archipelago, present day Southeast Asia.

And one more thing! Included in the yummy food offer on 26th Aug will be Caribbean and Southeast Asian cuisine.

Find out the full schedule of programme events here, taking place in three venues in Grays – South Essex College, Café Cinema and Park Cinema.

With support of the BFI Film Audience Network, awarding funds from the National Lottery in order to bring this project to more audiences across the UK

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