South African filmmaker Jahmil X.T. Qubeka (you may recall his last feature film, A Small Town Called Descent, was profiled on this site), will see his follow-up to that film, Of Good Report, make its World Premiere at the International Film Festival Rotterdam's 42nd edition, which runs Jan 23 to Feb 3.
EDITOR'S NOTE: The retro is being rebooted for runs in Philly, Toronto and New York through February. We're revisiting our reviews/write-ups/interviews on the series (from Brandon Wilson and Nijla Mumin) when it begun in Los Angeles over a year ago... here's another. The overview and complete lineup speak for themselves, so click HERE to head over to the home site for the series.
Gabourey Sidibe hosts season five of AfroPoP: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange documentary series (a series of independent films showcasing contemporary life and culture from across the African diaspora) which premieres nationally on PBS' World Channel, tonight, January 22, and will run weekly, through February 5.
Celludroid is said to be South Africa’s only film festival dedicated strictly to Science-Fiction, Animation and Fantasy. The indie festival is presented by Cape Town based Flamedrop Productions, the same group behind the successful HorrorFest and Sound on Screen Music Film Festival.
In what should be absolutely no surprise to anyone who's actually been paying attention, a new study commissioned by The Sundance Institute and Women in Film, released over the weekend, shows that there's been little change in the number of women working as directors and producers of films that screen at the indie-centered Sundance Film Festival, in the last 11 years.