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FEATURE: Richard Scott Thamar On The Joy And Struggle Of Being A Young Afro-Caribbean Film Director

My name is Richard Scott Thamar. I am a film director and a musician from Guadeloupe, French west Indies. At the moment, I mainly direct music videos (collaborating with musicians that I'm inspired by); and in my work, I'm interested in pushing the envelope of black beauty and black representation. Throughout my studies in France I realised that Afro Caribbean art, and even more generally black culture are hugely underexposed, unknown, and most of the time negatively…

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Added by Eye Candy on August 14, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

FEATURE: Visual Artist Ng'endo Mukii - Challenging Beauty Standards with 'Yellow Fever' Short Film

In this day and age the quest to attain Eurocentric beauty standards within the Afro-, Black, and African communities have come to an all time high. Media outlets have contributed greatly to the madness by constantly advocating blue-eyes, straight hair, and less pigmented skin — the natural appearance of many European descendants compared to natural African features. Unfortunately, our young, and often impressionable Black children subconsciously aspire to obtain those traits, due… Continue

Added by Eye Candy on August 11, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

FEATURE: 'The Unbabylonians' - The Captivating Photography Series From Guadeloupean Filmmaker Damien Jélaine

Take a look at the captivating work of photographer Damien Jélaine, a Guadeloupean filmmaker - introduced to the world of cinema by his mother at the age of 7 - who turned to photography as a way of creating visuals more frequently . Inspired by filmmakers such as Larry Clark, Spike Lee, David Lynch, Terrence Malick, Jélaine…

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Added by Eye Candy on August 7, 2015 at 5:30am — No Comments

FEATURE: Flying Lotus’ Short Film ‘FUCKKKYOUUU’ Will Debut At Sundance Next Festival

Flying Lotus’ short film ‘FUCKKKYOUUU’ (and accompanying new music) will debut at Sundance Next Festival this sunday. The short, a collaboration with director Eddie Alcazar, will premiere this Sunday (August 9) at 8pm at the Ace Hotel in Los Angeles for the Sundance event. Lotus, known for his cinematic visuals, is not new to the film world. Last year he scored a short film starring actress Noomi Rapace (Prometheus, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo); and previously…

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Added by Eye Candy on August 6, 2015 at 8:50am — No Comments

AFROPUNK PREMIERE: First Official Poster For New Film 'The Black Panthers: Vanguard Of The Revolution'

A few months ago we wrote about upcoming feature length documentary, 'The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution', and today we're premiering the first official poster for its long-awaited theatrical release (designed by Sawyer Studios). The film, by acclaimed documentarian Stanley Nelson, chronicles the rise and fall of The Black Panther Party through the use of rare archival footage - with the voices of the people who were there (police, FBI informants,…

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Added by Eye Candy on July 23, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments

FILM: 'Generation Soweto' - Nisa Ahmad's Upcoming Documentary On South Africa's Millennials

Take a look at the trailer for new documentary 'Generation Soweto' (featuring Soweto residents Twiggy & Sedi, pictured). Created by veteran producer Nisa Ahmad, the independant doc is about South Africa's millennials and centers on the youth culture of Cape Town and Johannesburg. Ahmad states: “Our project explores the current political and social climate, 20 years after the ending of Apartheid in South Africa." Adding, "We look at how the job market,…

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Added by Eye Candy on July 20, 2015 at 7:00am — No Comments

FEATURE: Grace Jones Set To Star In New "Dark Fairytale" Rock Film, 'Gutterdämmerung'

Grace Jones is returning to the silver screen! The iconic musician is set to join rock royalty Iggy Pop and Henry Rollins in an upcoming silent film, 'Gutterdämmerung'. Its creator, Belgian-Swedish director and visual artist Bjorn Tagemose, describes the film as “the loudest silent movie on earth” and adds that the part Death metal rock show and part cinema experience is a "loud and dark fairytale". Check out the taster video below, and catch Ms. Jones at this…

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Added by Sound Check on July 17, 2015 at 10:00am — 4 Comments

FEATURE: A New Tumblr Is Showing How Diversity Is Still One Of Hollywood's Biggest Problems - 'Every Single Word Spoken'

A new Tumblr is highlighting the disproportionate amount of white actors in Hollywood movies - 'Every Single Word Spoken'. Creator Dylan Marron, who is an actor himself, has edited some of the biggest mainstream films to show the amount of screen time given to non-white actors; posting the videos on his Tumblr. Hollywood's lack of diversity grabbed…

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Added by Eye Candy on July 9, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

FEATURE: 'A Moving Image' - A New Multimedia Film About Gentrification In London

Check out upcoming feature film, 'A Moving Image'. Written and directed by British filmmaker Shola Amoo, the multimedia film explores the gentrification affecting many areas in London - with Shola focusing his lens on the South London areas of Peckham, Brixton, and Elephant & Castle. The plot centers on visual artist Nina (played by actress Tanya Fear) who returns to her community after a long absence and is then accused of being a symbol of gentrification. The…

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Added by Eye Candy on July 6, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments

FEATURE: 'Rediscovering The Scientist' - Filmmaker Lydia Marie Hicks Animated Documentary On The "Repressed Histories" Of Science

Explore 'Rediscovering The Scientist' - filmmaker Lydia Marie Hicks' in-progress animated documentary on race and the history of science. Talking to us about the experimental project (now in its 10th year), Hicks tells us: "Portraits of repressed histories of science are woven together as a former scientist looks for herself within science's foundations. This is a film that helps to validate and empower black and brown experiences by highlighting the margins of…

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Added by Eye Candy on June 30, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

FEATURE: Sunday Kinfolk & Theatre Roscius' Soul-stirring Short Films - 'Dear Nina' + 'Black Like Her'

Check out these two experimental short films from Sunday Kinfolk & Theatre Roscius, the first two of their triptych series - 'Dear Nina' and 'Black Like Her'. Both films (directed by Renata Cherlise) feature performance artist Constance Strickland (pictured), who - as the film's camp states - draws us "into her world filled with a myriad of unresolved emotions." Watch the captivating shorts below and read more about the project …

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Added by Eye Candy on June 23, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments

FEATURE: 'Tamara W.' - Photographer Marko Vuorinen's New Documentary About Transgender Woman

Take a look at the trailer for new documentary 'Tamara W'. A film centered on transgender woman Tamara Williams, and described by its director as "an honest, stripped-down, and highly visual look into the world of voguing, escort business, drug addiction, sexual abuse, and being a transgender girl". The film, which was awarded Best Documentary Feature at Portland Film Festival 2014, is documentary photographer Marko Vuorinen's debut film. Watch the trailer below and…

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Added by Eye Candy on June 18, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments

FEATURE: 'The Price of Memory' - Karen Marks Mafundikwa's Documentary On Reparations

Take a look at new reparations documentary 'The Price of Memory'. The film directed by Jamaican filmmaker Karen Marks Mafundikwa explores "the legacy of slavery in Jamaica by tracing the movement for slavery reparations catalyzed by Queen Elizabeth II’s visit to Jamaica in 2002". Check out the trailer below! And if you're in New York next week, there will be a screening of the film at Brooklyn Museum (Saturday, June 13 at 2pm) as part of the …

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Added by Eye Candy on June 4, 2015 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

FEATURE: An Interview With Cronies Film Director, Writer, Producer Michael Larnell

First time filmmaker, Michael Larnell kept it cool, calm and collected amidst the mayhem of the 14th annual Tribeca Film Festival, where he screened Cronies, a film shot in St. Louis, Missouri where he’s from. The film uses comedy to unravel the dynamics of race, community and socioeconomics through three close friends, over the span of a day. The project was brought to life during his time in grad school at the Tisch School of the Arts, film program.…

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Added by Eye Candy on June 3, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments

FEATURE: Upcoming movie 'Fried IceCream'

Check out this teaser trailer for upcoming film 'Fried IceCream'. The coming of age story follows mavericks Akeebah and Sloan, "two mix-matched peas in a pod living and finding self in the summer solstice of inner-city Atlanta", forced to become ice-cream truck drivers for the summer to afford their last semester in college. Watch the trailer below and support the production of the film …

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Added by Eye Candy on May 6, 2015 at 11:00am — 3 Comments

FEATURE: Submissions for Urbanworld Film Festival 2015 are open!

The Urbanworld Film Festival are calling for submissions! Founded in 1997 by Stacy Spikes, the five-day festival has grown to become the largest internationally competitive festival of its kind and centers on "redefining and advancing the presence and impact of the multicultural community, in cinema…

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Added by Eye Candy on March 12, 2015 at 5:30pm — No Comments

FEATURE: Young Director Saji Gabriel Abude on doing something big while you are “little”.

My name is Saji Gabriel Abude. I am from Manhattan, NYC, currently finishing my last year in high school. Almost about a year ago I was accepted into the yearlong Tribeca Film Fellows program, for juniors and seniors in high school, in NYC. In the spring portion we examined films, spoke with filmmakers and explored our own ideas. During the summer we learned technical skills, and developed our own scripts. At first I didn’t know what to write about, it was one of those things…

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Added by Eye Candy on February 25, 2015 at 11:29am — 1 Comment

FEATURE: Support the New Negress Film Society

The New Negress Film Society - a collective of black genderqueer and women filmmakers - are currently funding for three of their key 2015 events/projects. Consisting of members Ja'Tovia Gary, Wendy James, Nevline Nnaji, Dyani Douze, and Frances Bodomo, New Negress focuses on creating "community and spaces for exhibition,…

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Added by Eye Candy on February 16, 2015 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

FILM: 'AFRONELL' - new feature film about a young black woman in the L.A. punk scene of the 1970's

Check out new feature film project 'AFRONELL'. Currently in its early stages, the film tells the story of a teenage musician from South Central, Los Angeles, and the L.A. punk scene of 1979 that she struggles to establish herself…

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Added by Eye Candy on December 3, 2014 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

FILM: Steve McQueen and Harry Belafonte set to join forces for Paul Robeson biopic

Award winning visual artist Steve McQueen, now noted for his directorial achievements in cinema - '12 Years A Slave', 'Shame' - has now announced that he will collaborate with Harry Belafonte to produce a film about the late American Singer, actor, and civil rights activist, Paul Robeson. During the announcement, McQueen disclosed that he's wanted to make a Robeson biopic for the past six years; but just didn't have the power to do so.…

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Added by Eye Candy on November 24, 2014 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

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