2022 Schedule of Events

FASTEN YOUR SEATBELTS
FASTEN YOUR SEATBELTS Screening Block
Available: Jul 11, 2022 07:00 Until: Aug 01, 2022 06:59

Strap in for a wild ride of vengeance, revenge, and things going to extremes.

CHILLS & THRILLS
CHILLS & THRILLS Screening Block
Available: Jul 11, 2022 07:00 Until: Aug 01, 2022 06:59

Stories of creeps, of contact, and of the uncontrollable.

THE STORY WITHIN
THE STORY WITHIN Screening Block
Available: Jul 11, 2022 07:00 Until: Aug 01, 2022 06:59

Digging deep to find the true story of the matter.

LET'S START A DIALOGUE
LET'S START A DIALOGUE Screening Block
Available: Jul 11, 2022 07:00 Until: Aug 01, 2022 06:59

A mixture of digital talks and interviews that give us an intimate look into new worlds, and shorts that pose interesting questions worth a conversation.

GUNS DON’T KILL PEOPLE, THEY MAKE IT EASIER
GUNS DON’T KILL PEOPLE, THEY MAKE IT EASIER Screening Block
Available: Jul 11, 2022 07:00 Until: Aug 01, 2022 06:59

Stories of gun violence and how it affects more than just the life that is lost.

LEGENDS IN THE MAKING
LEGENDS IN THE MAKING Screening Block
Available: Jul 11, 2022 07:00 Until: Aug 01, 2022 06:59

Stories told from the lens of our youngest future filmmakers.

EYE OF THE BEHOLDER
EYE OF THE BEHOLDER Screening Block
Available: Jul 11, 2022 07:00 Until: Aug 01, 2022 06:59

Stories that are bold, impactful, and strong in their voice and vision.

BETWEEN THE SHEETS
BETWEEN THE SHEETS Screening Block
Available: Jul 11, 2022 07:00 Until: Aug 01, 2022 06:59

All’s fair in love and war… but is it really?

RISE UP
RISE UP Screening Block
Available: Jul 11, 2022 07:00 Until: Aug 01, 2022 06:59

The moment of change that ignites the path forward, forever affected by the events which sparked it.

VIVACIOUS SPIRIT
VIVACIOUS SPIRIT Screening Block
Available: Jul 11, 2022 07:00 Until: Aug 01, 2022 06:59

Stories of those who live loudly, with boldness, and with no age restriction.

BLACK MAGIC
BLACK MAGIC Screening Block
Available: Jul 11, 2022 07:00 Until: Aug 01, 2022 06:59

Highlighting films with magic, mysticism, and supernatural (and super-powerful) created by and/or told through the lens of Black filmmakers and artists.

LOST & FOUND
LOST & FOUND Screening Block
Available: Jul 11, 2022 07:00 Until: Aug 01, 2022 06:59

Stories of losing, seeking, and often the pro-'found' nature of the journey.

OVERCOMING
OVERCOMING Screening Block
Available: Jul 11, 2022 07:00 Until: Aug 01, 2022 06:59

Stories of overcoming tragedies, incapacities, and a past that won’t let go.

PURSUITS & DECISIONS
PURSUITS & DECISIONS Screening Block
Available: Jul 11, 2022 07:00 Until: Aug 01, 2022 06:59

Stories of adventures & achievements, and the comedy that can ensue.

FIGHTING DEMONS
FIGHTING DEMONS Screening Block
Available: Jul 11, 2022 07:00 Until: Aug 01, 2022 06:59

Whether internal or external, we all have demons to fight and skeletons knocking on the closet door.

AIN’T I A WOMAN
AIN’T I A WOMAN Screening Block
Available: Jul 11, 2022 07:00 Until: Aug 01, 2022 06:59

Stories of Black femininity and the different experiences it encapsulates.

ORIGINS & ODYSSEY
ORIGINS & ODYSSEY Screening Block
Available: Jul 11, 2022 07:00 Until: Aug 01, 2022 06:59

Origin stories, reflections, and journeys taken…

Legendary Talent - ACTOR REELS
Legendary Talent - ACTOR REELS Screening Block
Available: Jul 11, 2022 07:00 Until: Aug 01, 2022 06:59

Legendary Talent

THE WORLD OVER
THE WORLD OVER Screening Block
Available: Jul 11, 2022 07:00 Until: Aug 01, 2022 06:59

Oscar Micheaux once wrote, “We want to see our lives dramatized on the screen as we are living it, the same as other peoples, THE WORLD OVER.”

Stories of Race, Religion, Sexuality, Identity, Socio-Economic Culture and Barriers - all told with truth as we, they, and many are living.

SCARIER THAN FICTION
SCARIER THAN FICTION Screening Block
Available: Jul 11, 2022 07:00 Until: Aug 01, 2022 06:59

A twist on the truths that are more frightening than make believe.

GREATER HEIGHTS
GREATER HEIGHTS Screening Block
Available: Jul 11, 2022 07:00 Until: Aug 01, 2022 06:59

Stories that convey what it means to see your truth and taking the next steps to live in it.

I AM, THEREFORE I EXIST
I AM, THEREFORE I EXIST Screening Block
Available: Jul 11, 2022 07:00 Until: Aug 01, 2022 06:59

Stories that showcase the bold, the renegade, the unorthodox, the silenced, the outcasts, and the triumph of those who don’t need to prove their mere existence.

ANCESTORS + GADGETS
ANCESTORS + GADGETS Screening Block
Available: Jul 11, 2022 07:00 Until: Aug 01, 2022 06:59

Stories of technology and change, and what those who come before have to say about it.

THE DILEMMA
THE DILEMMA Screening Block
Available: Jul 11, 2022 07:00 Until: Aug 01, 2022 06:59

Stories of crisis, and the people who solve (or create) problems.

RAISING THE QUESTION
RAISING THE QUESTION Screening Block
Available: Jul 11, 2022 07:00 Until: Aug 01, 2022 06:59

Why do we as a people protest against racial injustice, but disregard the injustices experienced by black queer people? It’s time to raise the question.

CHEAUXTIME
CHEAUXTIME Screening Block
Available: Jul 11, 2022 07:00 Until: Aug 01, 2022 06:59

A compilation of stories from our #MicheauxAlum

FULL HOUSE
FULL HOUSE Screening Block
Available: Jul 11, 2022 07:00 Until: Aug 01, 2022 06:59

Stories of family - the trials, the drama, the love.

TRUE STATES
TRUE STATES Screening Block
Available: Jul 11, 2022 07:00 Until: Aug 01, 2022 06:59

Stories that showcase the reality of family matters spanning culture, and the many true states familial relationships exist in.

LOVE, LUST & OTHER DRUGS
LOVE, LUST & OTHER DRUGS Screening Block
Available: Jul 11, 2022 07:00 Until: Aug 01, 2022 06:59

Stories of love, romance, obsessions, addictions, lust, and passion.

UNSUNG HEROES
UNSUNG HEROES Screening Block
Available: Jul 11, 2022 07:00 Until: Aug 01, 2022 06:59

A look into the stories of the pandemic’s unsung heroes

Every Lens Tells a Story presented by Panavision
Every Lens Tells a Story presented by Panavision Live Stream
Available: Jul 11, 2022 18:45 Until: Jul 11, 2022 20:30

Join Panavision’s Dan Sasaki for a behind-the-scenes analysis of the optical attributes that contributed to the storytelling of famous films. Dan will shine a light on the lenses filmmakers used to bring their visions to life while providing an overview of Panavision’s vast inventory and a firsthand account of the artistry, science, and technology involved in the field of motion-picture optics.

Dan Sasaki
Senior Vice President of Optical Engineering and Lens Strategy

Aaron Saffa
Manager, New Filmmaker Program, Panavision

The Academy 365 with The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences
The Academy 365 with The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Live Stream
Available: Jul 11, 2022 21:45 Until: Jul 11, 2022 23:15

This panel conversation will provide insight into membership eligibility, the voting process, and the inner workings and operations of the most prolific organization in modern cinema.

Panel focuses:
Eligibility requirements
How to become a member of The Academy
Perks of membership
How the voting process works
Increasing BIPOC representation within The Academy
Ensuring films are reflective of the world we live in
Academy Gold programs

Panelists
Jeanell English
VP, Impact and Operations

Shawn Finnie
EVP, Member Relations and Awards

Moderated by: Lawrence Foldes, Academy Member

Distribution: The Single Most Important Element of Filmmaking
Distribution: The Single Most Important Element of Filmmaking Live Stream
Available: Jul 11, 2022 23:45 Until: Jul 12, 2022 01:15

This panel will gain insight from distribution and acquisitions executives who can detail: best practices when seeking distribution, why securing distribution is the most important move a filmmaker can make, and what factors distributors take most into account.

Panel focuses:
Five things every filmmaker should know when seeking distribution
Common mistakes filmmakers make when seeking/securing distribution
The most important factors distributors take into account when considering projects

Panelists:
Yulissa Morales
VP OF US DISTRIBUTION, EPIC PICTURES

Daniel de Boulay
Manager of Worldwide Acquisitions, SONY Pictures Entertainment

On Demand: Panel + Workshop Recordings
On Demand: Panel + Workshop Recordings Screening Block
Available: Jul 12, 2022 16:00 Until: Aug 01, 2022 06:59

Missed any of our informational and educational panels, workshops and spotlights? We've got you covered with the On Demand recordings - available next day after each program airs.

OWN’s Unscripted Takeover
OWN’s Unscripted Takeover Live Stream
Available: Jul 12, 2022 21:45 Until: Jul 12, 2022 23:15

The Oprah Winfrey Network broke precedent by implementing back to back unscripted blocks during their primetime weekend time slots. This break from the status quo has launched OWN as a frontrunner in the unscripted space, and provided creator and Executive Producer, Carlos King, the opportunity to reinvent and expand his brand with the successful Love & Marriage franchise.

This panel will feature cast members from the Love & Marriage franchise, Belle Collective, and creator of both shows, Carlos King.

Panel focuses:
The success of OWN’s Love & Marriage franchise
OWN’s unprecedented Friday/Saturday unscripted block
The importance of showcasing Black love and success in all of its forms

Panelists:
Carlos King
Melody Shari Holt
Marie Hamilton-Abston
Tambra Cherie
Ashley & DJ Quick Silva

Breaking In Again… Transitioning from Unscripted to Scripted (& vice versa)
Breaking In Again… Transitioning from Unscripted to Scripted (& vice versa) Live Stream
Available: Jul 12, 2022 23:45 Until: Jul 13, 2022 01:15

This panel will explore how to make a smooth transition from unscripted tv to scripted and vice versa, transferable skills you can rely on, and the best time in your career to make the switch.

Panel focuses:
Storytelling In Unscripted Vs. Scripted
How To Use Your Skillset To Land A Dream Job
Will You Have To Start Over? The Reality Of Switching Genres
Your Relationships Will Make The Transition Smoother
Why Your Portfolio Should Contain Both

Panelists
Ahmadou Seck
VP of Scripted TV, MACRO

Kimberlina McKinney
VP, Business and Legal Affairs at Fremantle US

Stephanie Filo
TV/Film Editor

Ben Hurvitz
SVP, Unscripted Entertainment Franchises, Paramount Global

Carolina Groppa
EIC, HOORAE Media & ColorCreative

Moderator:
Carlton Jordan
Executive Producer

Career Spotlight w/Charlie Hunnam
Career Spotlight w/Charlie Hunnam Live Stream
Available: Jul 13, 2022 01:30 Until: Jul 13, 2022 03:15

A one-on-one, career-spotlight conversation with Sons of Anarchy and Rebel Moon Star, Charlie Hunnam

Charlie Hunnam
Actor, Sons of Anarchy, Rebel Moon

Moderated by:
Jenelle Riley
Variety

Coming Soon: Our Festival Program

We are currently putting together the schedule for this year's event. Come back to this page as we add items to our festival program.