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A black vampire story selected to receive full production funding via Tribeca 'Through Her Lens' program

Continuing their commitment to creating new inclusive opportunities for a new generation of diverse women filmmakers and writers, Tribeca Enterprises and CHANEL concluded the third annual THROUGH HER LENS: The Tribeca Chanel Women's Filmmaker Program, announcing the recipient who will receive full production funding for their original film: Nikyatu Jusu and R. Shanea Williams for...

Awards,Film

Brad Bailey wins Student Academy Award Gold & will now contend for Best Documentary Short Oscar

The 44th Annual Student Academy Awards ceremony was held on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, CA. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences tonight honored 17 student winners from colleges and universities around the world. The top award in the documentary category - the Gold Medal - went to Brad Bailey for Hale. This win...

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Film series 'Strange Victories: Black Soldiers and World War II' comes to BAMcinématek Nov. 10-16

From Friday, November 10 through Thursday, November 16, BAMcinématek in Brooklyn, NY will present the screening series Strange Victories: Black Soldiers and World War II, a program inspired by the release of Dee Rees’ critically-acclaimed drama Mudbound (sneak peek screening at BAMcinématek Oct 24 with director Dee Rees in attendance). The lineup for Strange Victories: Black Soldiers...

Awards,Film

Record 92 countries competing for Foreign Language Oscar, including Haiti, Senegal, Mozambique, South Africa & more

A record 92 countries have submitted films for consideration in the Foreign Language Film category for the 90th Academy Awards. First-time entrants this year include Haiti, Mozambique, Senegal, Honduras, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, and Syria. Of note, with respect to this blog's interests, in alphabetical order (by country), are the following submissions that you should have on...

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Frenchman Omar Sy adds ambitious action-suspense drama 'The Song of the Wolf' to his to-do list

French superstar Omar Sy is a busy man on both sides of the Atlantic, working on both Hollywood studio high profile movies like Inferno, Jurassic World and X-Men: Days of Future Past, as well as in French blockbusters like The Intouchables, as well as acclaimed films like Chocolat and Knock. The actor/comedian continues to line up eye-catching projects this year, and can now add this...