Black Intimacy @ MoMA

Black Intimacy @ MoMA

VENUE: The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), NYC DATE & TIME: Through October 16, 2017 (see schedule) DESCRIPTION: Black Intimacy explores the ways in which black familial, romantic, and platonic relationships have been portrayed onscreen, with a particular focus...
Keenen Ivory Wayans To Be Honored By Austin Film Festival

Keenen Ivory Wayans To Be Honored By Austin Film Festival

Anita Busch | Deadline Hollywood Filmmaker Walter Hill and comedian/filmmaker Keenen Ivory Wayans are both being honored this year in Austin at the annual Austin Film Festival & Writers Conference. Hill, whose film career goes back decades with such...
Charles Burnett and Others Set for Academy’s Governors Awards

Charles Burnett and Others Set for Academy’s Governors Awards

Kristopher Tapley | Variety Writer-director Charles Burnett, cinematographer Owen Roizman, actor Donald Sutherland, and director Agnes Varda will receive honorary Oscars this year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Wednesday. The prizes...
Reel Sisters Kicks off 20th Anniversary with Awards Ceremony

Reel Sisters Kicks off 20th Anniversary with Awards Ceremony

VENUE: Billie Holiday Theatre, 1368 Fulton Street in Brooklyn – Directions DATE & TIME: Saturday, October 7, 2017, 6:30 pm DESCRIPTION: African Voices cordially invites you to join us for a fun and inspiring evening paying tribute to three...
BFI London Film Festival Unveils 2017 Lineup

BFI London Film Festival Unveils 2017 Lineup

Joe Utichi | Deadline Hollywood The 61st BFI London Film Festival has announced its full lineup for the 2017 festival. Running October 4-16, the festival will screen 242 films with 29 world premieres, 8 international premieres and 34 European premieres. There will be...
NYFF55 Slate Dominated by Amazon, Netflix

NYFF55 Slate Dominated by Amazon, Netflix

Gordon Cox | Variety The New York Film Festival has announced the full list of films on its tightly curated main slate — and the roster shows just how quickly streaming services have become major players in the film industry, with all three of the previously...
Toronto Film Festival 2017 Unveils Strong Slate

Toronto Film Festival 2017 Unveils Strong Slate

from Deadline Hollywood Living up to its stature as the premier international awards-season launch pad, The Toronto Film Festival today unveiled the first part of its slate that is strong, adventurous and chock-full of depictions of adversity and human struggle. TIFF...
2017 Capital City Black Film Festival

2017 Capital City Black Film Festival

from Shadow and Act Event: 2017 Capital City Black Film Festival Date: August 17-20, 2017 Location: Austin, TX The Capital City Black Film Festival (CCBFF) – celebrating its 5th anniversary showing the best in indie black cinema – today announced that...
The Urban Action Showcase and Expo (UASE) 2017

The Urban Action Showcase and Expo (UASE) 2017

The Urban Action Showcase and Expo (UASE) is the premier all-action experiential entertainment platform celebrating diversity and honoring the past, present and future multicultural achievements within the blockbuster Action genre including Adventure, Fantasy,...
The MoMA Presents Retrospective Moustapha Alassane

The MoMA Presents Retrospective Moustapha Alassane

from Shadow and Act In collaboration with Cultural Services Of The French Embassy, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is presenting the very first North American retrospective of Moustapha Alassane (1942–2015), a pioneer of populist cinema in newly independent...
2017 Tribeca Film Festival

2017 Tribeca Film Festival

Event: 2017 Tribeca Film Festical Date: April 19 – 30, 2017 Location: New York, NY TFF announced the feature films that will screen within the following programs: Competition, including US Narrative, Documentary, and International Narrative categories;...
89th Annual Oscar Nominations Announced *Update*

89th Annual Oscar Nominations Announced *Update*

from Variety.com Event: 89th Annual Oscar Awards Date: February 26, 2017 Location: Hollywood, California Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs was joined by Demian Bichir, Dustin Lance Black, Glenn Close, Guillermo del Toro, Marcia Gay Harden, Terrence Howard,...
Isaiah Washington Named TBFF17 Ambassador

Isaiah Washington Named TBFF17 Ambassador

from Shadow and Act The Fifth Annual Toronto Black Film Festival (#TBFF17) has announced that Isaiah Washington will be the Ambassador of the 2017 installment of the Canadian festival. Washington will kick off the festival as Guest Speaker during its Opening Night...
2017 Pan African Film Festival (PAFF25)

2017 Pan African Film Festival (PAFF25)

The Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) announced today that Ncredible Entertainment’s KING OF THE DANCEHALL, written and directed by Nick Cannon, will screen as the Opening Night Film at PAFF 25. The film will screen Thursday February 9 at 8pm at the Directors...
2nd Annual Black Film, British Cinema Conference

2nd Annual Black Film, British Cinema Conference

by Sergio Mims | Shadow & Act Event: 2nd Annual Black Film, British Cinema Conference Date: May 18-19, 2017 Location: the University of London’s Institute of Contemporary Arts, London England The two day event, which will run from May 18-19, will discuss and...
ABFI to Pay Tribute to Angela Bassett with Reel Icon Award

ABFI to Pay Tribute to Angela Bassett with Reel Icon Award

from Shadow & Act Event: American Black Film Institute’s New, Next, Now Legend Oscar Week gala Date: February 24, 2017 Location: Hollywood Loews Hotel, Los Angeles, California Angela Bassett will be honored with the “Reel Icon” award by the...
2017 Writers Guild Awards

2017 Writers Guild Awards

Date: February 19, 2017 Location: Edison Ballroom, New York, New York and in Los Angeles, California at the Beverly Hilton Host: Lewis Black Description: The Writers Guild Awards honor outstanding writing in film, television, new media, videogames, news, radio,...
SXSW Film Festival 2017

SXSW Film Festival 2017

Date: March 10–19, 2017 Location: Austin, TX Description: For nine days in March, creatives of all stripes gather for the acclaimed SXSW Film Program to celebrate raw innovation and emerging talent both behind and in front of the camera. Now in its 24th year,...
American Black Film Festival (ABFF) Announces 2017

American Black Film Festival (ABFF) Announces 2017

Date: June 14-18, 2017 Venue: Miami, Florida The American Black Film Festival (ABFF) announced today that actress Regina Hall has been selected as its 2017 celebrity ambassador. The ABFF will celebrate its 21st year with a lineup of film screenings and expanded...
2017 Sundance Film Festival

2017 Sundance Film Festival

VENUE: Park City,- Utah DATE:  January 19 – 29, 2017 Founded in 1981 by Robert Redford, Sundance Institute is a nonprofit organization that provides and preserves the space for artists in film, theatre and new media to create and thrive. Artist programs...
BAFTA to Hosts Viola Davis Career Retrospective

BAFTA to Hosts Viola Davis Career Retrospective

VENUE: BAFTA’s headquarters, 195 Piccadilly in London DATE:  January 15, 2017 The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has announced today that BAFTA-nominated actress Viola Davis will discuss her craft and career at a special ‘BAFTA A Life in...
International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) 2017

International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) 2017

VENUE: Karel Doormanstraat 278b, 3012 GP, Rotterdam, The Netherlands DATE:  January 25 – February 5, 2017 International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) offers a high quality line-up of carefully selected fiction and documentary feature films, short films and...
48th NAACP Image Awards Nominees Announced

48th NAACP Image Awards Nominees Announced

Nominees were announced for the 48th NAACP Image Awards are in. Winners will be announced on February 11, 2017 at a ceremony airing live on TV One. Anthony Anderson will return as host. ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR Beyoncé Knowles Viola Davis Regina King Dwayne...
Beyond the Cut Live Taping: featuring Ephraim Benton

Beyond the Cut Live Taping: featuring Ephraim Benton

VENUE: Magnolia Tree Center, 677 Lafayette Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11216 DATE & TIME: December 17, 2016, 1:00 p.m. ADMISSION: Free DESCRIPTION: Beyond the Cut celebrates storytelling perspectives of these creatives, which have included film directors Shaka King...
Films at the Schomburg: Chisholm ’72 — Unbought & Unbossed

Films at the Schomburg: Chisholm ’72 — Unbought & Unbossed

VENUE: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes Auditorium DATE & TIME: November 2, 2016, 6:30 p.m. ABOUT THE FILM: Shirley Chisholm was the first African American to seek the Democratic Party presidential nomination in 1972. Faced with...
Week-Long NYC (Film Society) Run of ‘To Sleep with Anger’

Week-Long NYC (Film Society) Run of ‘To Sleep with Anger’

from Shadow & Act Unfortunately this is only for New Yorkers, kicking off tomorrow, September 9, for a 1-week run through the 15th, at Film Society of Lincoln Center; although it may travel. Charles Burnett became known to world cinema when his 1978 UCLA thesis...
20th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival 2016

20th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival 2016

VENUE: AMC Empire 25 in midtown Manhattan, with Opening Night at the SVA Theater in Chelsea in NYC. DATE: September 21 – 25, 2016 The Urbanworld Film Festival, founded in 1997 by Stacy Spikes, is the largest internationally competitive festival of its kind,...
Support Reel Sisters & Promote Your Business in Our Journal

Support Reel Sisters & Promote Your Business in Our Journal

Reel Sisters invites you to advertise in our program journal. Please download our form with the rates and information. You can call us to reserve your ad. Phone: 212-865-2982. Info: coordinator@reelsisters.org & reelsisters@yahoo.com. Ad rates range from $20...
Reel Sisters Awards Ceremony (2016)

Reel Sisters Awards Ceremony (2016)

VENUE: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture – 515 Malcolm X Blvd., New York, NY 10027 – View Map DATE & TIME: Friday, October 14, 6:30 pm   Add to Calendar DESCRIPTION: On Friday, Oct. 14, 6:30 pm, Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film...
Milwaukee Film Festival (2016)

Milwaukee Film Festival (2016)

from Shadow & Act The Milwaukee Film Festival Announces Black Lens Program Lineup For our readers in Milwaukee… a program of films at the upcoming Milwaukee Film Festival that should interest you – some of them indie films you may not get to see in a...
Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival (2016)

Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival (2016)

from Shadow & Act The 14th Annual Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival (MVAAFF), presented by Run&Shoot Filmworks, to be held from August 8–13, 2016, will feature a slate of high-caliber films from emergent filmmakers, panels,...
Urban Action Showcase and Expo (2016)

Urban Action Showcase and Expo (2016)

Celebrating our 4th year, the UASE will continue to celebrate the multicultural achievements in the genre of Heroes! We are excited to be celebrating over 30 years of Martial Arts Cult Clasics and Action Cinema with Big Trouble in Little China and the WMAC Masters...
Black Harvest Film Festival (2016)

Black Harvest Film Festival (2016)

From August 5 through September 1, the Gene Siskel Film Center presents the 22nd Annual Black Harvest Film Festival, celebrating the best in contemporary independent filmmaking exploring the stories, images, heritage, and history of the black experience in the U.S....
By Indie Means Necessary.

By Indie Means Necessary.

Philly’s own BlackStar Film Festival has announced its full slate of films and events for the 2016 edition. Now celebrating its fifth anniversary, the pre-eminent showcase of independent black cinema takes place Thursday, August 4 through Sunday, August 7. The...
The Buff Awards – 2016

The Buff Awards – 2016

The British Urban Film Festival Awards brings together over 350 major players from film, TV, theatre, business and entertainment to celebrate the best in urban independent film Sunday 18 September, Hilton Tower Bridge, Tooley Street, London. 4.00pm – 1.00am See...
7th Annual BronzeLens Film Festival 2016

7th Annual BronzeLens Film Festival 2016

The BronzeLens Film Festival of Atlanta, Georgia is a non-profit organization, founded in 2009, that is dedicated to bringing national and worldwide attention to Atlanta as a center for film and film production for people of color. In fact, the mission of the...
BronzeLens Film Festival Announces 2016 Women SuperStars

BronzeLens Film Festival Announces 2016 Women SuperStars

Shadow & Act | Tambay Obenson BronzeLens Film Festival producers have announced the 5 distinguished women who will receive the coveted BronzeLens Women Superstars Award this year, in honor of their contributions to the film and television industry. The 5 women...
The Trinidad+Tobago Film Festival Wants Your Work

The Trinidad+Tobago Film Festival Wants Your Work

Shadow & Act | Tambay Obenson Attention filmmakers from across the English-speaking Caribbean diaspora, here’s a wonderful opportunity to have your films screened at one of the higher profile film festivals in South America and the Caribbean – the...
PBS Online Film Festival

PBS Online Film Festival

Since its launch in 2012, the PBS Online Film Festival has featured diverse films from PBS member stations and ITVS and POV. Starting July 11, viewers can once again watch, vote and share their favorites. This year’s festival includes collaborations with a wide...
Q&A with Jamal Joseph – Chapter & Verse

Q&A with Jamal Joseph – Chapter & Verse

VENUE: Film Society Lincoln Center – Walter Reade Theater, 165 W. 65th St, north side, upper level DATE & TIME: Sunday, June 12, 2016 5:00PM ABOUT THE FILM: After serving eight years in prison, reformed gang leader S. Lance Ingram re-enters society and...
Human Rights Watch Film Festival

Human Rights Watch Film Festival

June 10 – 18, 2016 The 27th edition of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival includes inspiring, topical, and provocative feature documentaries and dramas, as well as special interactive programs that grapple with the challenges of defending human rights around...
5th Dominican Film Festival (NYC) Announces Official Program

5th Dominican Film Festival (NYC) Announces Official Program

Shadow and Act | Tambay Obenson The 5th Dominican Film Festival in New York (DFFNY) announced today its official program. More than 20 films will participate in what has become the biggest celebration to the Dominican film industry outside of the Dominican Republic....
American Black Film Festival (ABFF) Announces 2016 Lineup

American Black Film Festival (ABFF) Announces 2016 Lineup

Shadow and Act | Tambay Obenson The American Black Film Festival (ABFF) announced today the lineup of over 25 narrative features, web originals, short films and documentaries that will be showcased at the Olympia Theater, Colony Theatre and Regal Cinemas in Miami...
Films at the Schomburg: Sembene!

Films at the Schomburg: Sembene!

VENUE: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes Auditorium DATE & TIME: May 26, 2016, 6:30 p.m. ABOUT THE FILM: Sembene! tells the story of the self-taught novelist and filmmaker Ousmane Sembène, who fought–against enormous...
Films at the Schomburg: Jackie Robinson

Films at the Schomburg: Jackie Robinson

VENUE: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes Auditorium DATE & TIME: April 5, 2016, 6:30 p.m. ABOUT THE FILM: Jackie Robinson, a two-part, four-hour film directed by Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, and David McMahon, tells the story of an...
Before 5: Mary Lou Williams: The Lady Who Swings the Band

Before 5: Mary Lou Williams: The Lady Who Swings the Band

VENUE: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes Auditorium DATE & TIME: Wednesday, March 23, 2016, 2 p.m. ABOUT THE FILM: Mary Lou Williams: The Lady Who Swings the Band is a documentary about a brilliant outlier, a woman who dared to live...
Reel Sisters Women’s History Month Screening of ALTHEA

Reel Sisters Women’s History Month Screening of ALTHEA

By: African Voices Magazine Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival & Lecture Series will present a screening of ALTHEA, a documentary on Althea Gibson, the first African-American tennis player to win Wimbledon and the U.S. Open in the 1950s. In honor of...
Pioneers of African-American Cinema

Pioneers of African-American Cinema

A little-known chapter of film history, the “race film” – funded, written, produced, directed, distributed, and often exhibited by people of color – flourished from the 1920s into the 1940s. Previously circulated only in poor-quality 16mm...
2015 Urban Action Showcase and Expo

2015 Urban Action Showcase and Expo

Be Apart of the Action! Saturday, November 7, 2015 AMC Empire 25 Theaters 42nd street NYC Festival & Expo Passes Sale! *Celebrity Autographs must be purchased separately at their booth! *Note Entry to the UASE and participation in the Film Festival and Action Expo...
Reel Sisters Presents Pride & Gender

Reel Sisters Presents Pride & Gender

Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival & Lecture Series is hosting the film PRIDE & GENDER: A FILM CONVERSATION On Thursday, JUNE 4, 2015 (6pm – 8pm) @ Kumble Theater / LIU Brooklyn Flatbush Ave. between DeKalb Ave. & Willoughby St. Brooklyn, NY...
Reel Sisters Presents Losing Ground

Reel Sisters Presents Losing Ground

Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival & Lecture Series is hosting the film Losing Ground Directed by Kathleen Collins, 86 min., USA On Saturday, March 28th at 5pm @ ImageNation’s RAW SPACE2031 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Blvd. (121st & 122nd)New York,...
Women of Color Submit Your Film!

Women of Color Submit Your Film!

Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival & Lecture Series is seeking films directed, written or produced by women of color. Film shorts, animation, works-in-progress, narratives, features, documentaries and experimental works are eligible. Filmmakers will have...
Top 12 Black Film Festivals

Top 12 Black Film Festivals

Film festival directors create fair and balanced programs for their festivals. Notwithstanding the quality of the films, a festival with all Black films is not necessarily that interesting as a mainstream festival, but opens up the doorway of opportunity for niche...

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