Tag: film

Third Horizon Film Festival

Sun bursts from sea. Water not dousing his fire but hiding the shadows that follow; Water that welcomes his light. She stands, both edge and the deep, his birth her third horizon. -N.S.   Every film has two driving forces: the main character’s outer goal, and her inner need. Filmmakers go to film festivals for…
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Be Your Own Storyteller: Melody Cooper

We interviewed visionary storyteller Melody M. Cooper in the wake of her selection to the Meryl Streep funded IRIS Writer’s Lab for her project The Sound of Darkness. She also landed a 2016 Shudder Labs Fellowship from AMC Networks and is also winner of the Women in Cinema International Screenplay competition. Melody M. Cooper is…
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Be Your Own TV Show: ABFF Interview with Kimberly Young

In this short interview with “2 Self Help Books Away From Being Perfect” web series creator Kimberly Young and director Lopez Williams, we find out the motivation behind this humorous take on the personal development scene.

Be Your Own Producer: ABFF Interview with Pryor Hill Productions

In this in-depth interview done both at their screening of How To Tell You’re A Douchebag, and then after the American Black Film Festival’s 20th Anniversary Awards Ceremony, we find out how Julius Pryor and Marttise Hill leveraged a passion for film into a balanced, entrepreneurial life. Hear: – how they handle gatekeepers – what…
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Girls Call The Shots

I’m going out on a limb here. I’m going to say that you’ve seen the story in the news. The one where a group of girls beat a classmate to death in the bathroom at school. It was over a boy. It hurt me. These were girls who thought that a boy’s attention was more valuable…
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Be Your Own Ambassador

We caught up to Rachelle Salnave, director of La Belle Vie: The Good Life, between multinational trips and film festival screenings, to discuss the vision behind her filmmaking. — When Rachelle Salnave lived in Harlem with her family, she had a hard time convincing other Haitians that she was one of their sistren. Haitian had a certain…
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