African American Women in Cinema International Film Festival

African American Women in Cinema International Film Festival

Late October or early November
The African American Women in Cinema International Film Festival is a three-day event held in New York City since 1998. The festival celebrates the accomplishments of black and other minority women in the film industry and seeks to expand their professional opportunities. Sponsored by African American Women in Cinema, Inc., a nonprofit organization that works to support minority women filmmakers, the festival takes place in late October or early November and includes film screenings (short and long films), social events, acting workshops, and panel discussions on a variety of subjects in cinema and entertainment. Workshop and discussion forums include such topics as audition techniques, the film editing process, understanding film financing, empowering women through movies, and selecting film music. Events take place at several venues throughout the city. The festival concludes with a brunch and award ceremony on Sunday.
CONTACTS:
African-American Women in Cinema Organization, Inc.
545 Eighth Ave., Ste. 401
New York, NY 10018
212-769-7949; fax: 212-871-2074
aawic.org
SOURCES:
AAH -2007, p. 21
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