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Film Africa, The UK’s Largest Celebration Of African Cinema, Returns For 3rd Year, 11/1-10

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  • November 1, 2013 1:54 PM
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Film Africa – The UK’s Largest Celebration Of African Cinema Returns For 3rd Year 11/1-10

Ethiopian Yidnekachew Shumete's 'Nishan' Will Be ADIFF 2013 Centerpiece (NY Premiere)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 15, 2013 1:19 PM
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A year ago, Yidnekachew Shumete was one of 3 Ethiopian filmmakers selected for a week-long visit to Monaco and Cannes for workshops, programs and events happening during the 2012 Cannes Film Festival in May.

African Film Fest Of Cordoba Kicks Off 10th Anniversary w/ Abderrahmane Sissako's 'Life of Earth'

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  • October 14, 2013 9:57 AM
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The curtains of Góngora Theatre were raised on the 11th for one of the most important platforms in Europe showcasing cinema of Africa and the Middle East. Over six hundred people gathered together at 8.30 pm to join the beginning of the celebration of the tenth anniversary of the African Film Festival of Cordoba. The ceremony included the screening of the making of the FCAT poster, in the presence of its artist, the young Sudanese Dar Al Naim Mubarak-Carmona, the interpretation of the Malagasy musician, Kilema, the awards for the winners of the children’s drawing competition and the screening of the African masterpiece, La vie sur terre (Life of Earth, 1998) by one of the fathers of African cinemas, Abderrahmane Sissako. The ceremony was presented by acclaimed journalist Marta Jiménez, a Córdoba native. After a friendly chat with the director of the festival, Mane Cisneros, Marta Jiménez and the Delegate Comptroller for Citizen Participation of the Council of Cordoba, Blanca Córdoba, invited Dar Al Naim Mubarak-Carmona on stage for the presentation of the awards to the winning children. The artist, originally from Khartoum (Sudan), but with a multicultural professional and personal career, has been responsible for the creation of the image of the poster of the festival, filmed by Julio Castaño, from Yunaki Films, and whose Director of Photography has been the graphic designer of the FCAT, José Wela. Dar Al Naim joked about the ‘African hot weather’ at the terrace where she painted the poster at Cordoba, implying how similar these two lands are.

3rd Annual Gary (Indiana) Int'l Film Fest Set To Roll 10/18-20 w/ 'Blue Caprice,' 'Mother Of George'

  • By Sergio
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  • October 9, 2013 7:07 PM
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The Third Annual Gary International Black Film Festival (GIBFF) is all set to take place this month, running Oct. 18th to the 20th..

'Spotlight Africa' Film Series + Directors Panel At Chicago Int’l Film Festival Next Month

  • By Sergio
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  • September 24, 2013 1:52 PM
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As part of its commitment to present African cinema, this year the 49th Annual Chicago International Film Festival will be screening a series of 13 films from African filmmakers throughout the festival, that they call Spotlight Africa, of which several of the films being screened we have profiled extensively before on S & A.

Shakespeare Film ‘H4' Starring Harry Lennix To Screen At Chicago Int'l Film Fest Next Month

  • By Sergio
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  • September 20, 2013 8:43 AM
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Last year, when he was at the 48th annual Chicago International Film Festival for the showing of his film Mr. Sophistication, I spoke with Harry Lennix, and he told that post–production had just been completed on his film project, H4, directed by Paul Quinn, and he was very excited and proud of the film.

9th Edition Of Montreal International Black Film Fest Kicks Off Today w/ 'Chasing Shakespeare'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 18, 2013 3:04 PM
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The 9th edition of the Montreal International Black Film Festival, presented by Global Montreal in collaboration with Zupim.com, kicks off today, September 18 and will run through to the 29.

'12 Years A Slave' To Be Screened At Chicago International Film Fest Next Month (But Hurry...)

  • By Sergio
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  • September 17, 2013 6:18 PM
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Yes I know what you’re saying…what ANOTHER article about 12 Years A Slave?

Third Annual Englewood International Film Festival In Chicago Set To Happen 10/24-27

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  • September 14, 2013 6:59 PM
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Chicago-based indie filmmaker Mark Harris is set to begin the 3rd annual Englewood International Film Festival next month in the city.

Director George Tillman Jr. To Be Honored At Chicago Int'l Film Fest’s Black Perspectives Tribute

  • By Sergio
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  • September 13, 2013 4:50 PM
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Writer, director and producer George Tillman, Jr. will be honored with a Career Achievement Award at the 17th Annual Black Perspectives Tribute on Friday, October 11 at this year’s 49th annual Chicago International Film Festival.