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Sunday
May312015

AFFRM: The Strength and Power of Collectivism

In late April, I attended a film financing conference for women filmmakers, organized by the Sundance Institute and Women in Film Los Angeles. The day-long intensive covered the essentials of film financing, providing case studies of successfully-funded indie films, a panel with film financiers, and even an empowerment talk. But, the most affecting, and sobering part of the intensive came in the unveiling of a research study commissioned by the Sundance Institute and Women in Film, that showed female filmmakers face barriers to getting their films distributed, and in obtaining jobs to direct larger, big-budget films, due partly to a perception that female directors make films for a subset/or

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Sunday
May312015

#ARRAY Day 2015 | The Filmmaker Sessions

This Storify documents the filmmaker conversations during #Array Day 2015. Unprecedented! 44 filmmakers took over Twitter in support of varied voices in cinema + to raise memberships for AFFRM + Array Releasing. Hosted by @AFFRM Founder + Filmmaker Ava DuVernay! Join the movement: www.ArrayAction.com

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Tuesday
May262015

Rebel-A-Thon 2015!

Join our unprecedented, 12-hour Twitter takeover! Over 40 black feature filmmakers will unite to raise awareness for our mission to amplify varied voices and visions in cinema in support of our current membership drive at www.ArrayAction.com. Join the conversation on Twitter via #ARRAY!

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Thursday
May212015

Ava DuVernay Announces SELMA Giveaway for AFFRM + Array Releasing Members 

Did you hear? AFFRM founder Ava DuVernay is giving away copies of her award-winning film SELMA to Rebels who join or renew at www.ArrayAction.com TODAY by midnight! Digi-Rebels will get a digital download + Full Rebels will receive a DVD with their AFFRM swag. Already joined? You get a copy too! Join the movement + get free stuff!

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Thursday
Jan292015

@AFFRM Mavericks Take Sundance: 2015 Festival Recap

@AFFRM Mavericks who go above and beyond in their volunteerism reach Pearl Status making them eligible for a trip to the Sundance Film Festival. In 2015, we pulled Kimberly Malhoit's name out of the hat. Here is her recap of this year's fest and her first time attending.

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