World Premiere of Antoine Fuqua’s ‘The Magnificent Seven’ to Open 41st Toronto International Film Festival

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The Toronto International Film Festival today announced that Antoine Fuqua’s “The Magnificent Seven” will open the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival. Starring Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D’Onofrio, Byung-Hun Lee, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Martin Sensmeier, Haley Bennett, and Peter… Continue Reading

Call for Caribbean Filmmakers Across the Diaspora – The Trinidad+Tobago Film Festival Wants Your Work

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Attention filmmakers from across the English-speaking Caribbean diaspora, here’s a wonderful opportunity to have your films screened at one of the higher profile film festivals in South America and the Caribbean – the trinidad+tobago film festival (ttff). See submission details below. The deadline is… Continue Reading

Amma Asante’s ‘A United Kingdom’ Will Open the 60th BFI London Film Festival (David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike Star)

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The 60th BFI London Film Festival has announced this morning that this year’s Opening Night gala film will be Amma Asante’s “A United Kingdom,” the true story of Seretse Khama, King of Bechuanaland (present-day Botswana), and Ruth Williams, the London… Continue Reading

37th Durban International Film Festival Kicks Off With Hefty Lineup of 101 Feature Films (74 Are African-Made)

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The 37th Durban International Film Festival has officially kicked off in Durban, South Africa, offering another diverse slate, showcasing independent African and international film. It will unfold across 15 venues throughout the city and its outlying areas from June 16-26. In a necessary new… Continue Reading

Watch Wonderful Clip From Documentary ‘Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise’ Featuring Footage From Her Days as a Calypso Singer/Dancer

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From co-directors Bob Hercules and Rita Coburn Whack comes the feature-length documentary, “Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise,” which, as the synopsis states, tells the remarkable story of Maya Angelou – iconic writer, poet, actress and activist – whose life… Continue Reading

ADIFF Chicago Kicks Off Today With 20-Film Lineup That Showcases Richness & Diversity of Lives of People of Color Globally

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  Kicking off today, June 10, the Chicago African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF) is celebrating 14 consecutive years of screening events in the Windy City with films, old and new, that illustrate the richness and diversity of the lives of… Continue Reading

Watch LAFF Clip Debut From ‘A Hundred Streets’ Starring Idris Elba and Gemma Arterton

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Set to make its world premiere at theLos Angeles Film Festival in June is an ensemble drama feature titled “A Hundred Streets,” which stars Idris Elba (who is also a producer on the film). Jim O’Hanlon directed the film from a script… Continue Reading

The African Film Festival of Tarifa and Tangier Reveals 2016 Awards Winners

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The narrative feature prize, Tarifa’s Griot, was won by David Constantin’s “Lonbraz Kann” (“In the shade of sugar canes,” Mauritius, France, Mozambique, Reunion, 2014), with Hassen Ferhani’s “Fi Rassi Rond-Point” (“A roundabout in my head,” Algeria, France, Lebanon and Qatar, 2015)… Continue Reading

Check Out a Fiery Clip + Cool Poster for Qasim Basir’s LAFF-Bound ‘Destined’ – Cory Hardrict Stars

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  Qasim Basir’s follow-up to his critically-acclaimed feature film directorial debut “Mooz-Lum,” is set to make its world premiere at the upcoming Los Angeles Film Festival which runs from June 1 to 9, 2016. “Destined” tells the parallel stories of Sheed… Continue Reading