‘The Dead Don’t Die’ to Open Cannes

‘The Dead Don’t Die’ to Open Cannes

By Elsa Keslassy and Brent Lang | Variety Jim Jarmusch’s “The Dead Don’t Die,” a star-studded zombie film that finds Bill Murray, Chloe Sevigny, Adam Driver and Tilda Swinton facing off against a horde of the undead, is set to kick off the Cannes Film Festival on May...
Salem Horror Fest 2019

Salem Horror Fest 2019

Greetings Horror Fans, We live in fear. Fear of failure, commitment, each other, and beyond. It’s one of the few things that unites us all. Salem knows this more than most. Over 300 years ago, twenty people were executed here. Their only crime was being politically...
5th Annual Ax Would Film Festival

5th Annual Ax Would Film Festival

Women in Horror Month is thrilled to bring you the 5th annual Ax Wound Film Festival on November 15th & 16th, 2019 at the Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery in Brattleboro, Vermont. Our event features one evening followed by a full day of horror films made by...
Submit Films to Reel Sisters 2019!

Submit Films to Reel Sisters 2019!

The Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival & Lecture Series is a two-day annual film festival founded by African Voices magazine and LIU’s Media Arts Dept., Brooklyn Campus. Established in 1997, Reel Sisters (www.reelsisters.org) is dedicated to...
50th NAACP Image Awards Announced

50th NAACP Image Awards Announced

LOS ANGELES, CA (February 13, 2019) –The nominees for the 50th NAACP Image Awards were exclusively announced today at the Television Critics Association’s (TCA) TV One’s joint press conference with Derrick Johnson, President and CEO of the NAACP and Alfred Liggins,...
Golden Globes Sets 2020 Date

Golden Globes Sets 2020 Date

By Marc Malkin| Variety The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has set next year’s Golden Globes ceremony for Jan. 5, 2020. Produced by Dick Clark Productions in partnership with the HFPA, the Golden Globe Awards air on NBC, and are viewed in more than 220 countries...
Make Way for Harlem’s Hero!

Make Way for Harlem’s Hero!

Big Apple Comic Con March 9 & 10 @Penn Pavilion Big Apple Brings Diverse Heroes to Harold Square! Luke Cage (Mike Colter) will be in the House! Show Harlem’s Hero Some Love @Big Apple Comic Con Saturday March 9th (Early Admission 9am – 7pm) Sunday...
The 2019 Tribeca Film Festival Set to Open With HBO’s Apollo Doc

The 2019 Tribeca Film Festival Set to Open With HBO’s Apollo Doc

By The Editors | Tribeca Official Site Academy Award-winning director Roger Ross Williams’ new film celebrates the historic New York City cultural landmark where musical legends were made. The Tribeca Film Festival, presented by AT&T, will open its 18th...
Oscar Nominations 2019: The Complete List

Oscar Nominations 2019: The Complete List

By Variety Staff | Variety “Roma” and “The Favourite” led nominations for the 91st Oscars, scoring 10 nods each. Both films were nominated for best picture, alongside “Black Panther,” “BlacKkKlansman,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “A Star Is Born,” “Vice,” and “Green Book.”...
2019 BAFTA Nominations

2019 BAFTA Nominations

Nancy Tartaglione | Deadline Hollywood BAFTA has revealed its nominations for this year’s EE British Academy Film Awards with Fox Searchlight’s The Favourite from Yorgos Lanthimos leading the list of contenders at 12. Also making strong showings are Netflix’s Roma,...
Sundance Film Festival Unveils 2019 Features Lineup

Sundance Film Festival Unveils 2019 Features Lineup

The nonprofit Sundance Institute announced today the showcase of new independent feature films selected across all categories for the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. The Festival hosts screenings in Park City, Salt Lake City and at Sundance Mountain Resort, from January...
2019 Writers Guild Film Nominations Are In

2019 Writers Guild Film Nominations Are In

Erik Pedersen | Deadline Hollywood Big commercial hits and a number of awards-season regulars made the cut as the WGA announced its 2019 Writers Guild Awards nominees for outstanding achievement in screenwriting writing during 2018. Check out the full list below,...
55th Annual CAS Awards Nominees Announced

55th Annual CAS Awards Nominees Announced

Los Angeles, Tuesday, January 8, 2019 — The Cinema Audio Society announces the nominees for the 55th Annual CAS Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for 2018 in seven categories. Also announcing the Outstanding Product Nominations. “It is always my...
71st Annual DGS Awards Nominations Set

71st Annual DGS Awards Nominations Set

The Directors Guild has announced nominees for outstanding directing in a film for 2018, along with its annual first-time director noms. This year’s list includes a double mention for Bradley Cooper, who made his directorial debut with Warner Bros’ musical drama A...
The 69th Berlin Film Festival

The 69th Berlin Film Festival

GERMANY (December 18, 2018) – Section head Paz Lázaro and co-curator and programme manager Michael Stütz are delighted to announce the first 22 titles of the 2019 Panorama programme. 17 feature and five documentary films, representing a total of 21 production...
25th Annual SAG Award Nominations Announced

25th Annual SAG Award Nominations Announced

Lauded by critics for its style, simplicity and genuine warmth, the Screen Actors Guild Awards® presented by SAG-AFTRA, which made its debut in 1995, has become one of the industry’s most prized honors. The only televised awards ceremony to exclusively honor...
24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards

24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards

LOS ANGELES, CA – The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) announced today the nominees for the 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards.  The winners will be revealed at the star-studded Critics’ Choice...
The 46th Annual Annie Awards

The 46th Annual Annie Awards

BURBANK, CA (December 3, 2018) – The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, announced nominations today for its 46th Annual Annie Awards™ recognizing the year’s best in the field of animation. For a complete list of nominations, please visit...
76th Golden Globe Nominees Announed

76th Golden Globe Nominees Announed

from Variety “Vice,” Adam McKay’s scathing Dick Cheney biopic, walked away with a leading six nominations. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the organization behind the Globes, also awarded “A Star Is Born,” “The Favourite,” and “Green Book” with five nods...
44th Annual Humanitas Prize Finalists Announced

44th Annual Humanitas Prize Finalists Announced

by Patrick Hipes | Deadline Hollywood Disney/Marvel’s blockbuster Black Panther and NBC’s This Is Us are among the nominees for the 44th annual Humanitas Prize. Winners will be revealed in a ceremony February 8 at the Beverly Hills Hotel. The prize was created to...
2019 Independent Spirit Awards Nominees

2019 Independent Spirit Awards Nominees

by Monique Jones | Shadow and Act If Beale Street Could Talk is one of several films earning Independent Spirit Awards nominations, which were announced Friday. If Beale Street Could Talk has been nominated for Best Feature with Barry Jenkins nominated for Best...
Cairo Film Festival Undergoes Radical Revamp

Cairo Film Festival Undergoes Radical Revamp

  Nick Vivarelli | Variety The Cairo Film Festival, for its 40th edition, is reinventing itself. With Egyptian producer Mohamed Hefzy at the helm who, at 43, is its youngest president, the oldest fest in the Arab and African worlds is undergoing a radical revamp...
2018 Gotham Awards Nominations

2018 Gotham Awards Nominations

by Dade Hayes and Patrick Hipes | Deadline Hollywood First Reformed, The Favourite and Eighth Grade were among the most-recognized films in the 28th annual Gotham Awards nominations, which were announced this morning. (See below for the full list.) First Reformed,...
2018 AFI Fest Lineup Revealed

2018 AFI Fest Lineup Revealed

Pete Hammond | Deadline Hollywood The American Film Institute today unveiled its full lineup of galas that will screen at this year’s AFI Fest, and judging from the list it looks like Netflix is conquering yet another fall film festival with no less than three of the...
22nd Annual Urbanworld Film Festival

22nd Annual Urbanworld Film Festival

VENUE: New York’s AMC Empire 25. DATE: September 19-23, 2018 from Shadow and Act The 22nd Annual Urbanworld Film Festival has added Steve McQueen’s Widows starring Viola Davis and the Amandla Stenberg-starring The Hate U Give to its film screening slate....
Widows to Open the 62nd BFI London Film Festival

Widows to Open the 62nd BFI London Film Festival

from the BFI official website The 62nd BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express is thrilled to announce that this year’s Opening Night gala will be Academy Award-winner Steve McQueen’s Widows. The international premiere will take place on...
NYFF56 Unveils Main Slate

NYFF56 Unveils Main Slate

from NYFF56 This year’s Main Slate showcases films from 22 different countries, including new titles from celebrated auteurs, extraordinary work from directors making their first NYFF bows, and captivating features that wowed audiences at international festivals. Five...
LA Film Festival Moves Date and Announces 2018 Lineup

LA Film Festival Moves Date and Announces 2018 Lineup

Matt Warren | LA Film Festival The 2018 LA Film Festival’s diverse slate also include 41 short films and 10 short episodic works representing 26 countries. Across the competition categories, 42% of the films are directed by women and 39% by people of color. More...
Fantastic Fest Announces 2018 Programming

Fantastic Fest Announces 2018 Programming

Dino-Ray Ramos | Deadline Hollywood The 14th annual Fantastic Fest pulls from all over the globe to bring audiences the best in horror, sci-fi, cultish, and bizarre when it comes to film. Right out of the gate, the first wave of films impresses with the J.J....
The 75th Venice Film Festival Lineup

The 75th Venice Film Festival Lineup

Venezia 75 Competition An international competition comprising a maximum of 20 feature-length films, presented as world premieres. (There are 21 this year) The Mountain, dir: Rick Alverson Doubles Vies, dir: Olivier Assayas The Sisters Brothers, dir: Jacques Audiard...
Blade 20th Anniversary Celebration @ UASE

Blade 20th Anniversary Celebration @ UASE

Get ready for the ultimate Blade 20th Anniversary Celebration! Screening Blade and Blade 2 followed by a special Blade panel. Meet cast members from this Marvel cult classic and join fans like yourself for the Ultimate Day Walker Experience! Exeperience Blade like...
TIFF 2018 Lineup Revealed

TIFF 2018 Lineup Revealed

by Nancy Tartaglione | Deadline Hollywood The Toronto Film Festival has unveiled its roster of Gala and Special Presentations screenings for the 2018 edition which runs September 6-16. Among the world premieres are Felix Van Groeningen’s Beautiful Boy starring Steve...
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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...
2018 Tribeca Film Festival

2018 Tribeca Film Festival

by Trey Mangum | Shadow and Act The Tribeca Film Festival announced its 2018 lineup Wednesday. This year’s festival takes place April 18 – 29. It has a record 44 films directed by women – 46% of the 96 titles – the highest percentage in the Festival’s history....
2018 Spirit Awards Complete Winners List

2018 Spirit Awards Complete Winners List

by Dino-Ray Ramos, Anthony D’Alessandro and Matt Grobar | Deadline Hollywood Get Out took home the top prize of Best Feature tonight at the Film Independent Spirit Awards. Peele also took home the trophy for Best Director in what could possibly be one of the...
SXSW 2018 Film Festival Lineup Announced

SXSW 2018 Film Festival Lineup Announced

from Shadow and Act… The lineup has been announced for the 25th SXSW South by Southwest Conference and Festival. The festival runs from March 9 to March 18 in Austin, Texas. Feature films are placed into 12 categories: Narrative Feature Competition, Documentary...
Shadow and Act 2018 Oscar Predictions

Shadow and Act 2018 Oscar Predictions

Tambay Obenson | Shadow and Act The list continues to get shorter, as new information is revealed, and we are now at the end of the journey with this being the final list, less than a month (Tuesday, January 23, 2018) before the Academy announces the nominees for the...
BAMcinématek Celebrates Black Superheroes

BAMcinématek Celebrates Black Superheroes

 BAM is proud to screen Marvel Studios’ Black Panther, one of the most anticipated movies of 2018. But the path for Ryan Coogler’s film was laid by an undersung cadre of black screen heroes and heroines who challenged establishment power structures by way of their...
DGA Feature Film Nominations Revealed

DGA Feature Film Nominations Revealed

Dave McNary | Variety The Directors Guild of America has nominated Guillermo del Toro (“The Shape of Water”), Greta Gerwig (“Lady Bird”), Martin McDonaugh (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”), Christopher Nolan (“Dunkirk”), and Jordan Peele (“Get Out”) for its...
2018 SAG Award Nominations

2018 SAG Award Nominations

The 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Award nominees were announced Wednesday, December 13, 2017. It was also announced that Morgan Freeman would be the recipient of the SAG Lifetime Achievement Award. Below is the complete list of the Theatrical Motion Picture...
Sundance 2018 lineup filled with highly-anticipated, diverse films

Sundance 2018 lineup filled with highly-anticipated, diverse films

Trey Mangum | Shadow and Act Sundance Institute announced the feature films that will be screened at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, held in Park City, Salt Lake City at at Sundance Mountain Resort, from January 18–28. For the 2018 Festival, 110 feature-length films...
The 2018 Film Independent Spirit Award Nominees Announced

The 2018 Film Independent Spirit Award Nominees Announced

 Tambay Obenson | Shadow and Act The 2018 Film Independent Spirit Award Nominees were announced earlier today, and, as we expected, Jordan Peele’s Get Out is well represented, with nominations in 5 different categories, including Best Feature, Best Director,...
Cannes Film Festival Moves Dates For 2018

Cannes Film Festival Moves Dates For 2018

Peter White | Deadline Hollywood “The Cannes Film Festival will start one day earlier than in previous years but will run for the same length of time, according to the organisers. The 71st Festival de Cannes will begin on Tuesday, May 8 and run until Saturday May 19,...
AFI Fest Centerpieces Set

AFI Fest Centerpieces Set

Patrick Hipes | Deadline Hollywood Sony Pictures Classics’ Call Me By Your Name, A24’s The Disaster Artist and Entertainment Studios’ Hostiles have been set as the Centerpiece Galas for this year’s AFI Fest, which runs November 9-16. The festival also said it is...
Get Out Leads 2017 Gotham Awards Nominations

Get Out Leads 2017 Gotham Awards Nominations

Gordon Cox | Variety “Get Out,” writer-director Jordan Peele’s surprise smash of a scary movie, led the pack of nominations for the 2017 Gotham Awards, Independent Filmmaker Project’s annual ceremony honoring indie film. “Get Out” scored a nod for best feature, along...
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 on...
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 films as The...
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 will be...
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 phenomenal women...
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 announced...
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 Niger in...
2017 Tribeca Film Festival

2017 Tribeca Film Festival

Event: 2017 Tribeca Film Festival 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 American Black...
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, the 2017...
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 offer...
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 Pictures’ event...
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 “The Rock”...
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...

NYWIFT & MOMI (NYC) Present 2 Short Dramas Directed by Maya Angelou

VENUE: Celeste and Armand Bartos Screening Room at the Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35 Avenue, Astoria, Queens. DATE: Saturday, September 24 at 4:30PM TOTAL RUNNING TIME: approximately 90 minutes New York Women in Film & Television’s (NYWIFT) Women’s Film...
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, hosted in...
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 Festival...
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 theatrical...
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, conversations and...
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 2016...
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 full...
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 trinidad+tobago...
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 odds–a 50-year...
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...

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