The Columbus Black International Film Festival

Well, I promised you a secret.  Black Chick Media is happy to announce our partnership with the first annual Columbus Black International Film Festival!  To say we’re excited would be putting it mildly.  Given our longstanding relationships with film festivals across the country, we’re excited to be able to lend our services to a festival that is homegrown.

Created by Columbus based filmmaker Cristyn Steward, CBIFF’s primary objective is to showcase Black filmmakers locally, nationally and internationally while, highlighting a spectrum of stories told by people of the African diaspora.  The festival will also provide an advantage for filmmakers and the community to learn about the film industry through educational workshops and panel discussions, a safe space to showcase film and an opportunity to network with the filmmakers in the city.

Columbus is the heart of America and home to some of the most creative Black filmmakers in the country. CBIFF will showcase new and emerging talent as well as talent that has represented the city for years.

Make sure you follow CBIFF on Twitter, Instagram and FaceBook to keep up to date.

August 4-6, we’ll see you there.

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Love,

BCM

Press Release: Women Filmmakers Enter Your Films for the 16th Annual Women of African Descent Film Festival Today


Contact:                                                                          BLACK CHICK MEDIA, LLC

WADFF

c/o The Brooklyn

Chapter of The Links, Inc.

PO Box 50013

Brooklyn, NY 11205-0013


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Brooklyn, NY 26 January 2017: The Brooklyn Chapter of The Links announces the Call for Film Entries for the 16th 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 6, 2017 at LIU Brooklyn Campus, Brooklyn, NY 11201 in the Spike Lee Screening Room from 10am-6pm.

Films must be produced, written, or directed by a female filmmaker of African descent and must have been completed on or after June 1, 2012. All work must be submitted by March 24, 2017. Jurors Choice Awards and stipends will be presented to participating filmmakers.

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 16 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 64 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.

Get ready for #WADFF2016!

Time for the 15th annual Women of African Descent Film Festival!  Saturday, May 7th 10am-6pm at LIU Brooklyn Campus.  Check our site for details.

Here is a great video from the presenting sponsor, the Brooklyn Chapter of the Links. See you there!