If you living New York City, you know that there are many exciting events that the city hosts each year. In addition to all the events in and around the city, there are quite a few major film festivals held each year. Each festival has its own unique flavor whether they feature more mainstream high concept material or others with more independent projects. In a city so large and diverse, there is something for all to see and share when it comes to the film world.
On November 18, 2010 through the November 20, 2010, New York City will be hosting the 13th Annual African-American Women in Cinema Film Festival.
The festival is hosted each year in November and always highlights some of the most exciting new talent in the country. This year, the festival founder Terra Renee and her team will have a vast array of films, panels and events throughout the 3 day festival. The event will kickoff with an star studded opening night gala, a red carpet and awards reception honoring some of the finest women in cinema. There will also be a screening of an independent film entitled “Promised Land”
. On Saturday during the day, there is another exciting event planned. The AAWIC
Youth Program which celebrates the next generation of young filmmakers. During the program aspiring industry professionals are allowed the opportunity to showcase their talent.
Since the inception of the African-American Women in Cinema or AAWIC
Festival in 1997, Founder Terra Renee has made it her goal to provide an outlet for women of color in the film industry to get their films shown. The festival also provides an opportunity for entertainment industry professionals to network and even develop business relationships. After 13 successful years, the festival is still going strong and plans to become stronger with each year. For more information on the festival, visit theAAWIC
website. Become a member to see upcoming events and be a part of helping to make the organization grow. Also, follow AAWIC on Twitter
Tickets for the festival can be purchased in advance at http://aawicfestival.eventbrite.com or at the door at each venue.