After a long and highly-anticipated return, the Micheaux Film Festival is back. The event will take place on April 26th through May 2nd. This year, the festival has successfully secured several amazing sponsorships. Some of these sponsors include; The Oprah Winfrey Network, Sony Entertainment, Panavision, Film Independent, IMDB, Final Draft, Film Fatales, Black Radiance, Blackbird House and Emma Bowen Foundation.
The festival is named after Oscar Micheaux, a pioneer in the filmmaking industry. He aimed to bridge different walks of life through his art. The festival hopes to highlight the importance of diversity and inclusion in Hollywood. The main mission of the festival is to close the knowledge gap between independent filmmakers and Hollywood filmmakers.
The festival known for it’s guest speakers, will kick off it’s week-long celebration with a series of events. Some of these events include; activations, film screenings, digital panels, master classes, workshops and more.
This year, event sponsor Panavision recently announced that they would be contributing $75K in grant funds toward the award winners of the festival.
Last year’s event featured an over-flow of attendees at the Regal Cinemas at L.A Live. Jam-packed with Hollywood’s most elite producers, directors, writers, actors, and entertainers – the festival honored Hidden Empire Film Group CEO’s Deon and Roxanne Taylor Emmy-nominated actress and creator, Christina Cooper and more!
This festival is surely one you will not want to miss. For more information, please visit: www.micheauxfilmfest.com Stay tuned and tell us what you are most looking forward to or what you would like to see at a future festival.