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Chaz And Roger Ebert to Be Honored Opening Night of the 20th Annual Black Harvest Film Festival in Chicago

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  • July 14, 2014 12:02 PM
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They will be awarded with the annual Deloris Jordan Award for Excellence in Community Leadership

2014 Rwanda Film Festival Looks at Historical & Contemporary Issues of the Diaspora w/ Unique Rwandan Retrospective

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  • July 14, 2014 10:48 AM
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Films will divided among 3 sections: “Retrospective on Rwanda,” “Reflection on World Cultures,” and “Reflection on Young People on the Move.”

DIFF 2014 Preview: Ethiopian-Set Fantasy/Historical Romantic Drama 'Beti and Amare'

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • June 28, 2014 7:52 PM
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Premiering at the Durban International Film Festival, which runs July 17 through July 27, is the Kalulu Entertainment independent film production titled 'Beti and Amare', described as a part sci-fi/fantasy and part historical romantic drama set in World War 2-torn Ehiopia.

HRW Film Fest Review: 'The Homestretch' is a Penetrating Portrait of 3 Homeless Teens at Crossroads

  • By Fariha Roisin
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  • June 23, 2014 12:27 PM
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The devastation of watching these kids is realizing how much they have to give.

NVBC Festival 2012 Preview - Magical Realist Drama "Let's Stay Together" + Video Interview With Director

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 14, 2012 9:45 AM
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Another highlight from the upcoming New Voices In Black Cinema Film Festival (NVBC) in Brooklyn, NY, is Let's Stay Together, directed by Joshua Bee Alafia - a work-in-progress screening the filmmaker describes as a work of magical realism. 

Sheldon Candis' Sundance 2012 Entry "LUV" (Starring Common) To be Acquired By Indomina

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 8, 2012 10:00 PM
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Indomina Entertainment is reportedly close to a deal to acquire Sheldon Candis' Sundance Film Festival 2012 drama LUV (starring Common) - the one film that was on my short list of films to see at the festival that I wasn't able to (hence no review of it from me).

Warrington Hudlin, Dr. Ed Guerrero & More Join List of Participants for NVBC Fest 2012

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  • February 8, 2012 5:54 PM
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Producer and DV Republic founder Warrington Hudlin and film historian Ed Guerrero have joined the group of noted voices from film and entertainment slated to moderate in-depth filmmaker Q&A's at this year's New Voices in Black Cinema Festival. The Festival takes place at BAM Rose Cinemas and other locations in Brooklyn, NY, February 16 - 20.

SXSW Announces 2012 Midnight Features & Shorts ("Iron Sky," "Citadel," "A Chjána" Make The Cut)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 8, 2012 3:37 PM
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Attack The Block was a SXSW Midnight selection last year by the way... so that should give you some idea of the kinds of films one can expect to see from that particular group of films.

NVIBC 2012 - Watch Aunjanue Ellis In Clip From "The Tested" + Director Russell Costanzo On The Film

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 8, 2012 2:14 PM
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Another highlight from the upcoming New Voices In Black Cinema Film Festival (which runs from February 17th through the 20th at BAM Cinemas in Brooklyn, NY) is a searing drama titled The Tested, a film we've covered quite a bit here on S&A over the last couple of years.

The Pan African Film Festival Announces The Creation Of The PAFF Film Institute

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 8, 2012 10:40 AM
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News on the march! Looking forward to what further develops from this in coming years; maybe a PAFF Filmmaker Labs, not-so-unlike those from Sundance and the IFP.