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Shadow and Act 2018 Oscar predictions for black performances and films (Updated)

The list continues to get smaller, as new information is revealed that influences each prediction. But that also means we're getting into the thick of what is traditionally awards season when it comes to new theatrical openings, learning more about individual titles, and even closer to nomination day (January 23, 2018). Removed from the list since the last update (May 2017)...

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Team behind Ethiopian apocalyptic oddity 'Crumbs,' returns with another madcap sci-fi adventure

We praised Miguel Llansó’s Ethiopia-set post-apocalyptic, sci-fi romance, Crumbs, last year - a resplendent oddity that depicts a civilization in which junk of the late 20th century is considered of high value, as we follow the film's diminutive superhero, Gagano (played by Daniel Tadesse Gagano), a junk collector, who embarks on a surreal epic journey, which includes a witch, Santa...

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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...