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    Exclusive: AFFRM Launches New Black Filmmaker Conversations Podcast Series - 'The Call-In'

    AFFRM continues to expand on its services/offerings, launching its very first podcast series, which will feature conversations between AFFRM founder (and a filmmaker in her own right) Ava DuVernay, and black filmmakers from the diaspora.

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    Exclusive: Film Independent Forum Announces 2013 Keynote Speakers Ted Sarandos and Ava DuVernay

    Film Independent, the non-profit organization that produces the Film Independent Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, has announced two keynote speakers for the upcoming 2013 Film Independent Forum. Ted Sarandos, Chief Executive Officer of Netflix, will deliver the Executive Keynote addr...

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    Ava DuVernay Retrospective + Jorgensen Guest Filmmaker Lecture At IU

    A formal announcement from the BFC/A of news we shared a little while ago - with full details, ticket info, etc.

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    Watch This: Say Yes - Directed by Ava DuVernay

    Ava DuVernay has had a huge year so far--winning awards for Middle of Nowhere and being invited to join the Academy. That doesn't even touch upon DuVernay's increasingly prolific body of work.

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    Ava DuVernay Directs Kali Hawk & Lance Gross In Fashion Fair Short 'Say Yes'

    Ava DuVernay Directs Kali Hawk & Lance Gross In Fashion Fair Short 'Say Yes'

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    Venice Days Lineup Includes Ava DuVernay’s 'The Door' + Benny & Joshua Safdie's 'Lenny Cooke'

    The Venice Days section lineup taking place during the upcoming Venice Film Festival includes an international selection of 12 films, plus the 3 finalists for the European Parliament’s Lux Prize.

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    Cross Post: Heroines of Cinema: The 10 Most Exciting Young Female Directors in the World Today

    This week, the British Film Institute released statistics revealing that a mere 14 feature films were directed by women in the UK last year, compared to 164 by men. Meanwhile, of the 16 gala premieres just announced by this year's Toronto film festival , none have female directors.

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    Heroines of Cinema: The 10 Most Exciting Young Female Directors in the World Today

    This week, the British Film Institute released statistics revealing that a mere 14 feature films were directed by women in the UK last year, compared to 164 by men. Meanwhile, of the 16 gala premieres just announced by this year’s Toronto film festival, none have female directors.The prejudices face...

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    Venice Days Turns 10 With Bruce LaBruce, the Safdie Brothers and Ava DuVernay

    The 10th anniversary of the Venice Film Festival's independent Venice Days sidebar announced their program, which will be nestled inside the 70th anniversary of Venice itself.

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    Venice Days Program of the Biennale Announces Lineup, Includes Films from the Safdie Brothers, Ava DuVernay and More

    The tenth edition of the Venice Days program at the Venice International Film Festival unfolds from August 28 through September 7. Its lineup, consisting of 12 feature films, two shorts, three special events and two special screenings, focuses heavily but not exclusively on debuts. Included in this ...

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