Boomflix are a UK based network for queer black women and non binary folk dedicated to making, sharing and showing love for documentary films. Made with the support of the BFI Doc Society Fund.

Whether you’re an experienced professional through to an emerging talent, they have opportunities to engage with Boomflix suited to a range of filmmakers at varying stages in your creative journey.

What they offer:

Boomflix Network Documentary Retreat  – a transformational experience, designed to develop you personally and professionally. Boomflix believe that in creating a space filled with equally driven and motivated documentary filmmakers that we will all benefit. They want you to have time and energy away from day to day life to think about documentary on a deeper level. What stories do you want to tell? How do you want to tell them? Is there anyone on this programme that you could team up with to make that happen?


  • A two night, three day retreat experience at a beautiful scenic venue and location, outskirts of Bristol. (UK wide free bursary places for all attendees)
  • A series of virtual inspiring talks and workshops
  • A Virtual community
  • Intergenerational project 18-70+yrs

Key Activity & Dates:

Sunday 27th February – Tuesday 1st March 2022

Virtual Launch and Retreat Q&A

Wednesday 19th January 2022, 5-6pm

Register for their launch event HERE

Apply to join their documentary retreat NOW

Project Creator & host Somina ‘Mena’ Fombo

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Somina aka Dr Mena Fombo is co founder of Blak Wave Productions, and one of our 2021 Breakthrough Leaders. Mena is a director and producer of tv and film, particularly passionate about telling real stories that challenge perspective and centre women, queer black and poc communities and more widely sports.

Mena is also a global speaker and activist with a brilliant TEDx Talk: No you Cannot Touch My Hair. She is the founder of Black Girl Convention and Co founder of Bristol African Caribbean Culture space. She is an inclusion consultant, a coach and facilitator with over over 15 years experience in running inspirational creative retreats.