The African-American Women in Cinema recently announced the FULL LINE-UP of this year’s 17th AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMEN IN CINEMA FILM FESTIVAL (November 19th – 22nd), which features keynote panels, premiere screenings, youth filmmaking segment and an opening night reception. The films chosen for this year’s festival are judged by a jury committee made up of prominent industry leaders, who adhere to the organization’s mission statement of promoting films from African American, Latina,Native American and Asian diaspora. It is important to mention that AAWIC is the only film festival in New York City with such a wide multicultural reach.
AAWIC is proud to announce the New York premiere of Princess Monique’s SEASONS OF LOVE at this year’s OPENING NIGHT EVENT. Starring Gladys Knight, Taraji P. Henson, Method Man and LeToya Luckett, the film follows one couple’s romantic ups and downs, as they struggle to determine the things that matter most in life. The film also features Ana Isabella, a rising star from Puerto Rico. The Lifetime Studios release is set to premiere on November 23rd.
The annual film festival highlights the best in African American cinema, featuring works from independent filmmakers as well as fresh new talent. AAWIC founder and executive producer, Terra Renee, exclaims, “I am very pleased about this year’s event. Our goal has always been to take this festival to the next level. I believe this year will set the stage and we will make history.” This year, the festival producer is Lamonia Brown, a prominent industry veteran.
Advance all-access passes are currently available through online purchase via aawic.org. There will also be an opportunity to purchase single screening and panel discussion tickets. More ticket information for the 17th African-American Women in Cinema Film Festival is available at aawic.org/purchase-tickets. For more information, visit www.aawic.org and follow @aawic on Twitterand Facebook.