Actors Anthony Anderson and Sharon Lawrence are set to serve as ambassadors for the 2022 Micheaux Film Festival. 2022 will be the fourth year for the festival, which is the youngest film festival to be named one of Moviemaker Magazine's "Top 50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee." The event takes place July 11 - July 17 both virtually and at the Regal Cinemas L.A. Live in Downtown Los Angeles.
The festival states this year's ceremony will continue to bridge the gap between independent creatives and mainstream Hollywood.
“We are blessed to be returning for our fourth season with the support of such celebrated and renowned talent championing the mission of the festival. As an organization in living color — inclusive, intersectional, and disruptive - our goal and hope is that we can continue to serve our community as an entertainment and media sanctuary where all feel welcomed, seen and celebrated,” says Micheaux Film Festival Directors and Founders, Noel Braham & Courtney L. Branch.
The festival is described as "a multicultural and BIPOC film festival that showcases and celebrates diverse representation, gender and identity parity, and boosts visibility in the entertainment & media landscape." It "seeks to cultivate a dynamic community that gives artists the platform to share their unique stories."
Last year's festival, which honored Robert Townsend, screened over 181 projects and also partnered with Panavision to provide over $75,000 in grants to provide assistance to filmmakers in need of resources.