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    Preeminent African Film Festival (FESPACO) & Stateside Black Film Festivals - Critical Parallels

    Reading the below recent lament from internationally celebrated Chadian director Mahamat-Saleh Haroun (Un Homme Qui Crie) on FESPACO, the largest, and most significant African film festival, held biennially in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, I was immediately reminded that, over the years, black film festivals here in the USA have also often been heavily criticized by filmmakers and audiences alike, unfairly some may say. We've touched on the matter on this site in previous posts; I also recall a thread on my old website - The Obenson Report - that unexpectedly attracted a stream of comments, most of them quite impassioned, expressing all sides, a...

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    Brooklyn Film Festival 2011 Preview - Short Films "Little White Lies" And "Gowanus 83"

    The Brooklyn Film Festival (June 3-12) is still taking place and if you live in the New York City area, you still have time to check out some films previewed on S&A including My Last Day Without You starring Nicole Beharie, The Athlete and Snow On Da Bluff. Below are trailers for two short films, L...

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    Zanzibar International Film Festival Set For June 18-26

    The 14th annual Zanzibar International Film Festival is set to kick off on June 18 and continuing until June 26 in Zanzibar, Tanzania.

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    American Black Film Festival 2011 Preview - "David Is Dying"

    Competing as a narrative feature in the American Black Film Festival (July 6-9) this year, David Is Dying is an intense "psychodrama" tackling love and truth. A description of the film states..."Before a man dies of HIV, he tries to seek recompense."

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    American Black Film Festival 2011 Preview - Short Film "The Turtle And The Nightingale"

    Here's another selection screening at the American Black Film Festival (July 6-9). It's called The Turtle And The Nightingale and it's apart of the HBO Short Film Competition taking place at the festival.

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    "Yelling To the Sky" At 2011 Black Harvest Film Fest; As For "The Interrupters" - Not So Fast

    Two more 2011 Black Harvest Film Festival additions were officially announced today - writer and director Victoria Mahoney's Yelling to the Sky, which made it's premiere at the Berlin Film Festival, with Zoe Kravtiz and Gabourey Sidibe starring; and an offbeat music documentary The Upsetter: The Lif...

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    8th Annual Tarifa Africa Film Festival Starts Next Week In Spain

    The 8th Annual Tarifa Africa Film Festival in Tarifa, Spain, will begin place next week, running from June 11th to the 19th , showcasing some 148 movies from 23 African countries.

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    2011 Urbanworld Film Festival Call For Submissions; Deadlines Imminent

    The 15th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival will run from September 14th-18th, 2011, here in New York City, and submissions are now being accepted, with deadlines imminent, so take heed below if you weren't already aware:

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    Watch Trailer For "Jamel Shabazz Street Photographer" (A Tribute To A Man & His Camera)

    Screening later this month, as part of BAMcinemaFest here in Brooklyn, NY, the world premiere of Charlie Ahearn's documentary on the work, life and times of photographer/"urban life" documenter, Jamel Shabazz, titled Jamel Shabazz Street Photographer.

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