African American News and Genealogy

This site was developed to provide you with news that relates to African American Genealogy, History and News. Please feel free to forward this link to others. I hope you enjoy this site and good luck with your research! Cheers, Kenyatta D. Berry Managing Director

Monday, March 14, 2005

Martha Vineyard African American Film Festival

African American will convene on the beautiful island of Martha's Vineyard to enjoy a four day weekend of film screening from emerging and independent film makers. New York, NY, USA, March 11, 2005 -- The 3rd Annual Martha’s Vineyard African-American Film Festival (MVAFF), a celebration that showcases the work of independent and established filmmakers, will take place August 11-14, 2005 in Oak Bluff and Vineyard Haven, which is located on Martha’s Vineyard. The festival is now announcing a call for entries for its film competition. Entry forms are available by logging on to The four-day festival will focus on “Women of Color in Filmmaking”. Given the nature of African-Americans in the film industry, we will showcase the works of independent and established African-American women and discuss the issues, challenges and triumphs they face.Conceived four years ago on a balmy July night, the festival has grown into a large annual event that brings filmmakers, studio executives, festival scouts and filmgoers to the island. The festival continues to become an increasingly important part of the arts scene on the Vineyard.Last year’s festival drew more than 450 participants from as far away as Europe New Orleans, Detroit and Los Angles and included panel discussions by actors Vanessa Williams of Soul Food and Vondie Curtis Hall, director of Redemption starring Jamie Foxx and Lynn Whitfield. This year, the festival is expected to draw more than 1,000 participants. Full Story:


Post a Comment

<< Home