Audience Awards Launches Film Fest w/ Focus on Diversity; Effie Brown to Receive Trailblazer Award

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The Audience Awards began as a digital film challenge platform, connecting filmmakers with opportunity and support, yet has become so much more. Online, Audience Awards’ filmmakers have the opportunity to create authentic, high-quality films for brands like GoDaddy, Hilton Worldwide… Continue Reading

SXSW Review: ‘Dara Ju’ Is a Brilliant Examination of the Pressure Linked to the Struggle Between Familial Obligations & Crushing Personal Ambition

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As the daughter of a Nigerian immigrant, many of my formative years were spent trying to please my father. Though it was unspoken, I was expected to thrive both academically and socially. I dared not dream of following the crowd,… Continue Reading

Trailer: Cocoa Industry’s Child Labor Practices Across the African Continent at Center of ‘The Chocolate Case’

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For many people around the globe, chocolate production and consumption is a major industry. Last year (2016), it was estimated that the global chocolate market is worth close to $100 billion. Chocolate is made from cocoa beans, which grow on cacao trees.… Continue Reading

SXSW Preview: Todrick Hall Embarks on His Most Ambitious Project Yet: Full-Scale Original Musical, ‘Straight Outta Oz’

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Premiering at the SXSW Film Festival, which kicks off today in Austin, TX is “Behind the Curtain: Todrick Hall,” a feature documentary that takes audiences behind the scenes of the entire process of launching Hall’s most ambitious project yet: the… Continue Reading

Raw Diddy Documentary ‘Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: The Bad Boy Story’ to World Premiere at Tribeca Film Fest

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The 2017 Tribeca Film Festival, presented by AT&T, continues to unveil its 16th edition lineup, today announcing the program’s Closing Night, Galas, Special Screenings, as well as the titles premiering under the Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival banner. Of note, given… Continue Reading