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African American Film Critics Association Partners with Cabo Verde International Film Festival

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by Jai Tiggett
May 6, 2013 8:34 PM
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Apparently missed this when the news first broke, but the African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) has announced a partnership with the Cabo Verde International Film Festival (CVIFF), which takes place each fall on Sal Island to provide a platform for the Cape Verdean arts and film communities.

The partnership promises more filmmaker education at the festival itself, and hopefully more opportunities for films/filmmakers around the Diaspora to gain access to the US film market. Details in the press release below:

The Cabo Verde International Film Festival (CVIFF) is pleased to announce an exciting new partnership with the African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA). The partnership, which represents a unique cultural exchange between the two organizations will provide attendees of the growing film festival with an opportunity to be exposed to important information about how they can break into the very lucrative US film market throughout the festival, which takes place  on the Island of Sal from October 17-20, 2013. 

AAFCA will present its signature panel, "The Media Pitch Session" that presents key strategies for filmmakers to cultivate productive relationships with the media community.  The association will also offer additional programming that will provide invaluable insights into how to create a sustainable career in the film industry.  "We are delighted to welcome AAFCA to our festival this year," says Suely Neves, CVIFF Executive Producer. "An essential part of our film festival is to educate and empower filmmakers and we are confident that our relationship with AAFCA will provide just that."

"AAFCA is so excited to partner with CVIFF," says the group’s President Gil Robertson. "The wonderful islands of Cape Verde are a gateway to Africa, so we feel very privileged to work with festival organizers to better connect with African filmmakers, as well as other cinema makers who are committed to telling stories that capture the experience of African people around the world." 

About African American Film Critics Association:
The African American Film Critics Association is one of the world's premiere film critics groups. Founded in 2003, the group's membership is comprised of the leading African-descended film critics in America. The organization actively reviews cinema at-large, with a particular emphasis on films that include the Black experience.  AAFCA annually creates platforms for African-descended filmmaker that culminates with the AAFCA Awards, an A-list awards program that takes place in Hollywood, CA, at the top of each calendar year. AAFCA members are also involved in advocacy work that includes programming for students around the world who are interested in film criticism and journalism. Visit: www.aafca.com Twitter: www.twitter.com/theaafca.com  Facebook: www.facebook.africanamericanfilmcriticsassociation

About Cabo Verde International Film Festival:
The purpose of the Cabo Verde International Film Festival (CVIFF) is to provide a platform for the Cape Verdean Arts and Cinema communities with the rest of the world. CVIFF also produces programming that entertains and provides benefit to filmmakers through workshops, artistic and cultural activities and much more. CVIFF is produced by V!VA Imagens,  a media production company based in Praia that provides artistic, audio-visual, photography, online-TV, and film services and projects. Visit: www.cviff.org  Social Media: Twitter:  www.twitter.com/cviff Facebook: www.facebok.com/cviff


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  • Nadia | May 7, 2013 11:03 AMReply

    @D - The AAFCA is a joke. I can't take them seriously.

  • D | May 7, 2013 10:37 AMReply

    I find this extremely interesting. AAFCA wants to partner with a festival, yet they only attend festivals in the past as moderators or panelist. But NEVER go and watch or review any of the work young filmmakers put together at the festival. BUT OK...

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