#WADFF Final Call: There’s still time to submit your films

Contact:

WADFF
c/o The Brooklyn Chapter of The Links, Inc.
PO Box 50013
Brooklyn, NY 11205-0013

Black Chick Media, LLC

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Brooklyn, NY 1 March 2016: The Brooklyn Chapter of The Links announces the final Call for Film Entries for the 15th Annual Women of African Descent Film Festival (WADFF). WADFF will showcase films focused on Women, their families, neighborhoods, and the global community. Featuring an international roster of films, the Festival will take place on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at LIU Brooklyn, Media Arts Department, Spike Lee Screening Room, 10 am – 6 pm.

Films must be produced, written, or directed by a female filmmaker of African descent and must have been completed on or after June 1, 2010. All work must be submitted by March 18, 2016. Jurors Choice Awards and stipends will be presented to participating filmmakers.

Continuing its legacy of showcasing the talent and accomplishments of artists of African descent, The Women of African Descent Film Festival is celebrating its 15th Anniversary in 2016.

Formed in 1952, The Brooklyn Chapter of The Links is dedicated to the support of educational, civic and cultural activities in Brooklyn. It is a chapter of The Links, Inc. an international, not-for-profit corporation, whose membership consists of 14,000 professional women of color in 282 chapters located in 41 states, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. The Brooklyn Chapter works under the guidelines of its national organization in providing services to its Brooklyn Community in five mission areas:  The Arts, Services to Youth, National Trends and Services, International Trends, and Health and Wellness. A focus of the Chapter’s arts programming is to empower women and youth by lending support and encouragement to emerging artists – with a particular focus on filmmakers for the past 15 years.

The foundation for all of the chapter’s programs and services is rooted in the African American tradition of giving and volunteerism. Members share a deep sense of communal responsibility, and for the past 63 years, have been committed to actively initiating and supporting educational, cultural, and civic programs that positively impact the lives of people of African descent residing in Brooklyn.

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Press Release: A Preview of Retro Fashion Serving Fresh Style to 21st Century Urbanistas

Contact:
Celia C. Peters
+1 917 723 4275
info@headbangerfx.com
www.headbangerfx.com

HFX main image graphic_with logoFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

HFX BLAZES HOT VINTAGE FROM THE HEARTLAND
A Preview of Retro Fashion Serving Fresh Style to 21st Century Urbanistas

COLUMBUS, Ohio, 14 February 2016 – The highly anticipated Headbanger Fashion Experience (HFX) has kicked off a preview of its innovative upcoming collection of vintage apparel featuring unique design elements and quality construction. HFX blends striking fashion from decades past with future-forward attitude to create the brand’s edgy vision of style. Equally unique, multicultural skin tones and diverse body types are integral to the Headbanger aesthetic.

The HFX Preview is a taste of style delights to come from the brand’s collection, which offers repurposed luxurious style at accessible prices. Carefully curated inter-seasonal pieces are now available at the boutique’s website, www.headbangerfx.com. The online boutique is slated for a full launch with a fashion show in Spring 2016.

ABOUT THE HEADBANGER FASHION EXPERIENCE
HFX is an online vintage boutique that celebrates the trendsetting style of fearlessly chic urban fashionistas worldwide. The Headbanger Woman sees personal style as a badge of honor. Created by independent filmmaker Celia C. Peters, HFX curates captivating vintage fashion for the chic wardrobes of diverse 21st century women. HFX inspirations include glamorous style icons Grace Jones, Anna May Wong, Billie Holiday, Phyllis Hyman, Erykah Badu, Diana Ross, Sophia Loren, Jennifer Lopez, Naomi Sims, Elizabeth Taylor, Delores Del Rio, Gwen Stefani, Donna Summer, Joan Jett, Kelis and Rihanna.

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Presentation of Wilson’s Pittsburgh Century Cycle Hits Columbus

Contact:
Truman Winbush
PAST Productions Columbus
770 Bulen Ave.
Columbus, OH 43205
Phone: (614) 558-7912
http://pastproductionscolumbus.com

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PAST Productions Columbus, in association with Short North Stage, announces the production of August Wilson’s Two Trains Running

Presentation of Wilson’s Pittsburgh Century Cycle Hits Columbus

Columbus, OH, 20 January 2016: PAST Productions Columbus is thrilled to announce their collaboration with Short North Stage to present a year long August Wilson Festival funded by PNC Arts Alive.

Two Trains Running is a play by American playwright August Wilson, the seventh in his ten-part series The Pittsburgh Century Cycle. The play takes place in the Hill District, an African-American neighborhood in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1969; it explores the impact of gentrification on a well-established African-American community.

August Wilson was an American playwright whose work included a series of ten plays, The Pittsburgh Cycle, for which he received two Pulitzer Prizes for Drama. The plays are each set in a different decade, and they aim to sketch the Black experience in the 20th century by raising consciousness through theater, and echoing the poetry in the everyday language of Black America. Wilson was fascinated by the power of theater as a medium where a community at large could come together to bear witness to events and currents unfolding.

PAST Productions Columbus is the creation of Patricia Wallace-Winbush, Tony Roseboro, Scott Porter, and Truman Winbush, Jr. They believe theatre is the tie that binds, and it has been their pleasure to work together for over 20 years in numerous plays. The goal at PAST Productions is to produce quality works that not only entertain, but also promote and uphold a message and vision of the Black community and culture.

Two Trains Running, directed by Patricia Wallace-Winbush, will feature Truman Winbush, Jr., Tony Roseboro, Guy Jones, Vincent L. Mason, Lisa Shepherd, Scott Porter and David Johnson.

It will play at the Garden Theatre, 1187 North High St., Columbus, OH 43201 March 3-19, 2016 at 7pm.

For ticket information please visit http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2488083

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15th Annual Women of African Descent Film Festival Call for Entries!

LenseCall for Entries: The 15th Annual Women of African Descent Film Festival!

The 15th Annual Women of African Descent Film Festival presented by The Brooklyn Chapter of The Links, Inc. now opens its call for entries. If you would like to see an example of the lineup from WADFF 2015, click here. Please contact wadffbklyn@gmail.com with questions regarding the festival.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE To showcase films which are centered around the theme of Linkages: Women, Their Families, Neighborhoods, and the Global Community, and to support the artistic development of Women filmmakers of African Descent by providing a supportive exhibition platform, offering stipends to participants, and seeking industry opportunities that will help to expose the filmmakers’ works and further their careers.

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Still from AFUA’S DIARY: Produced by Bibi Owusu Shadbolt and Pixelex Aspec.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL The Women of African Descent Film Festival (WADFF) is celebrating its 15th Anniversary in 2016. The media constantly bombards us with negative images of people of African descent. Our positive accomplishments, uplifting experiences, and gifts to humanity get little attention. The Brooklyn Chapter believes it is vitally important that our legacy be maintained, nurtured and preserved and it is our responsibility to shape the public’s perception of who we are as a people. Through the medium of film, filmmakers of African descent document and relay the stories of our past, present, and future. They have become the new historians –“preservers of our legacy.” The Brooklyn Chapter realizes that many societal misconceptions start with how we are portrayed in the media. To counteract the adverse portrayal of African Americans in the movies and media, the Brooklyn Chapter, in 2002, initiated Linkages: Women of African Descent Film Festival. By choosing and screening films that depict the positive linkages that women of African descent have to their families, neighborhoods and communities, the film festival is able to effectively influence peoples’ perceptions through the medium of film.

 

Lense2GENERAL RULES & SUBMISSION GUIDELINES All films must be produced, written or directed by a female filmmaker of African descent, and must have been completed on or after June 1, 2010. Submission deadline is Friday, March 18thJurors Choice Awards and stipends will be presented to the participating filmmakers.

Web-series, shorts, documentaries, animation and feature films are all welcome.  Films are not to exceed one (1) hour.

Local, national and international submissions accepted.

Flash drive, links and DVD formats accepted. *Please note: there is no submission fee, and films will not be returned to you unless you include a self-addressed padded envelope. With your playable film submission, please include a synopsis, crew list, press kit and any stills you would like to appear in the program and/or advertisements.

Please send all flash drive or DVD submissions to:
WADFF
c/o The Brooklyn Chapter of The Links, Inc.
PO Box 50013
Brooklyn, NY 11205-0013

For online films, please submit the link to wadffbklyn@gmail.com.

THE EVENT The festival will take place Saturday, May 7, 2016 at LIU Brooklyn (Corner of Flatbush and DeKalb Avenues), Media Arts Department, Spike Lee Screening Room from 10am-6pm.

THE LINKS Formed in 1952, The Brooklyn Chapter of The Links is dedicated to the support of educational, civic and cultural activities in Brooklyn. It is a chapter of The Links, Inc. an international, not-for-profit corporation, whose membership consists of 14,000 professional women of color in 282 chapters located in 41 states, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. The Brooklyn Chapter works under the guidelines of its national organization in providing services to its Brooklyn Community in five mission areas:  The Arts, Services to Youth, National Trends and Services, International Trends, and Health and Wellness. A focus of the Chapter’s arts programming is to empower women and youth by lending support and encouragement to emerging artists – with a particular focus on filmmakers for the past 15 years.

The foundation for all of the chapter’s programs and services is rooted in the African American tradition of giving and volunteerism. Members share a deep sense of communal responsibility, and for the past 63 years, have been committed to actively initiating and supporting educational, cultural, and civic programs that positively impact the lives of people of African descent residing in Brooklyn.

You can ‘Like’ and follow the festival Facebook page here.

Please contact festival Co-Chair Yvonne Presha at wadffbklyn@gmail.com.

“Celebrating 63 Years of Service to the Brooklyn Community”