Under the theme “25 Years of the New York African Film Festival,” this year’s New York African Film Festival will pay homage to the pioneers of African cinema along with commemorating the 100th birthday of the venerated South African freedom fighter and national leader Nelson Mandela
NAME OF FILM: PURPLE DREAMS
DIRECTOR(S): Joanne Hock
GENRE: Documentary Film
SYNOPSIS: This film follows six students at the Northwest School of the Arts in Charlotte, N.C., who thrive as performers in the first-ever high school musical production of The Color Purple while grappling with difficult and stressful issues in their own lives.
The 12th Beaufort International Film Festival (BIFF) will host thousands of film lovers from February 21 to February 25, 2018, in the historic coastal town of Beaufort, SC.
The 23rd Cucalorus Festival takes over downtown Wilmington, North Carolina, from November 8 to 12 and will feature more than 70 documentaries
The 26th annual Heartland International Film Festival will take place October 12 to 22, 2017.
The 22nd Stony Brook Film Festival ran July 20 to 29, and had the largest attendance in the history of the Festival. The Sounding directed by Catherine Eaton walked away with the Jury Award for Best Feature.
The international list of guests coming to the 22nd Annual Stony Brook Film Festival includes filmmakers delivering unique background stories on moviemaking.
A highly selective slate of new independent films will screen at the 22nd Annual Stony Brook Film Festival taking place July 20 to 29, at Staller Center for the Arts at Stony Brook University.
The 2017 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, revealed its NEW DOCS lineup of 48 films – 27 features and 21 shorts; and the Invited Program lineup featuring 23 films – 22 features and 1 short— screening out of competition.