Submit your feature-length film or fictional short to the 2014 Colours of the Nile International Film Festival.
Mark you calendars! The American Black Film Festival (ABFF) will take place this June 19-23, 2013 in Miami Beach, Florida. With over fifteen world premieres, the ABFF is renowned for showcasing preeminent cinematic content and this year’s slate of films will prove no exception. The Festival will screen artful and diversified feature films, shorts and [...]
The Deadline is Friday, March 22 for the American Black Film Festival’s Comedy Wings Competition. What Is the Comedy Wings Competition?
The ABFF held its annual film festival this past weekend June 20-23 in Miami, Florida. Read on for the complete list of winners and movie trailers. BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE The Undershepherd – Produced & Directed by Russ Parr BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR Malinda Williams – The Undershepherd Sheldon Shepherd – Better Mus’ Come BEST [...]
Will you be in Brooklyn from February 16-20? If not, maybe you should. The ActNow Foundation, along with BAMcinématek and NYC Council Member Letitia James, present the five-day New Voices in Black Cinema Festival. The festival features films that are certain to challenge blacks’ notion of identity, relationships, world-views, self-definitions, and self-presentations, along with Q&As [...]
Sundance 2012 is set to see robots battle it out on the traditionally African-Caribbean hub’s iconic streets in London. Architecture student Kibwe Tavares filters a vision of a robot uprising through the lens of history, blending high grade CG with archival footage of the 1981 Brixton riots. The 27 year old University College London student, [...]
1. Films in Competition 2. Films in Spotlight, Park City at Midnight, Next and New Frontier 3. Short Film Program
So many films to watch at the Philadelphia Film Festival, currently ongoing from October 20-November 3, 2011, and so little time. Here are 5 films that caught our radar and may be worth seeing if you’re in the Philadelphia area, or to look out for when they come to a film festival or theater in [...]
Director: Barry Jenkins Writer: Barry Jenkins Stars: Wyatt Cenac, Tracey Heggins and Elizabeth Acker Medicine For Melancholy is a film that shows a young filmmaker’s zeal and commitment to the art and craft of filmmaking. Barry Jenkins’ quest and pressure to deliver something serene, poignant and sophisticated is commendable. All the elements – wind, water, [...]
After all the hype and controversy, Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest, was one of the most entertaining documentaries to play at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. It officially opens on July 8 in New York and Los Angeles and is scheduled for its local opening at the Tivioli Theatre [...]
In a poor attempt at humor during a press conference this week, Danish director Lars Von Trier made some controversial remarks about Hitler and the Nazis that got him banned from the Cannes Film Festival. Watch the press conference video.
So you’re going to Cannes but you’re not an A-list actor, director, or agency exec with unlimited funds? Don’t have exclusive passes? Never been to the festival? Not to worry. Here are a few basic tips that may help, including some suggestions for doing Cannes-on-a-budget and making the most of your film experience.
If you answered YES, then what are you waiting for? The American Black Film Festival’s Star Project contest may be your big break. The ABFF Star Project is an acting competition that strives to encourage serious pursuit of the craft of acting by spotlighting undiscovered talent. Each year, a male and female thespian is crowned. [...]
The Images of Black Women Festival is the only UK festival celebrating the global black experience with a particular focus on women. The festival is wrapping up this weekend and will feature films such as I Will Follow – a day in the life of a woman at a crossroads, For Colored Girls – the [...]
Viva Riva is about gang war! It stems from a fuel shortage in DR Congo and lo and behold, it never runs out of gas. Djo Munga captures the vibe of the gratuitous torturing violence and sweaty, ass-oriented sex scenes and the expertly energized genre with a mixture of carpe diem and self-destructive instinct. Viva [...]
The premiering of The Witches of Gambaga could not have been timelier. This documentary came at the back of a gruesome awakening in Ghana when on November 26 last year, a 72-year-old grandmother, Madam Hemmah, suffered a most barbaric death – she was burnt alive by a mob after being accused of witchcraft.
Ignite MTV’s Kenyan drama Shuga (2010) caught some applause and a fair amount of recognition at Sweden’s CinemAfrica Festival 2011, which recently came to an end. Shuga is a story about sex, HIV and AIDS. So the subject matter is heavy and one that permits a whole lot of attention. Hence it definitely draws sympathy [...]