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Shadow Spotlight: Black Music Month

Shadow Spotlight: Black Music Month

6. 18. 18

Hello all…hope everyone enjoyed their weekend, even though it was short…for some of us. I did say that this month’s Shadow Spotlight will be different. I just discovered that this month is Black Music Month or African-American Music Appreciation Month and I have some good music that needs to have a spotlight put on. Some of you may remember the music growing up and those who are just discovering it for the first time. I’ve created a small video playlist of past, present, and future…


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can find the rest of the playlist on Spotify, yep Shadowboxerinc has a Spotify account. Already have a playlist titled June is Black Music M0nth. Enjoy the rest of your Monday, be blessed!

 

 

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Wknd Update: Game Industry Events for 2018

Wknd Update: Game Industry Events for 2018

6. 16. 18

Hello and Happy Saturday! For those of you who are gamers and love to attend game industry events, take a look at these upcoming events for August and September 2018…


Credit source: http://www.gameindustry.biz

 

SIGGRAPH 2018

SIGGRAPH 2018 takes place at the TBA in Vancouver, Canada on 12th August 2018

  •  12th August 2018

  •  TBA, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, North America

  • s2018.siggraph.org

 

 

Devcom 2018

Devcom is the primary game developers event at GamesCom, the world’s largest computer and video games event. Devcom is a prestigious, two-day umbrella framework for a series of events focused around game development, game publishing, networking and community building.

 

 

Gamescom

gamescom is Europe’s leading business platform of the games industry and the global 360-degree event for digital gaming culture. It is the best-in-class show for games, as well as the central trade and media platform for networking business development, sales, press, and community in one place.

 

 

Pax Dev 2018

We’ve dedicated two days before PAX West to the developer community for the craft that is game making. PAX Dev is about elevating the art and creating a place to share, debate and learn.

 

 

PAX West

PAX is a festival for gamers of all genres to come together and celebrate the culture of gaming. Unreleased games, big booths, compelling panels, game music concerts, the gaming community and industry support puts PAX far above any other show on the planet.

  •  31st August 2018

  •  Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, Washington, United States

  • west.paxsite.com/

 

 

EGX

The UK’s biggest video games event. Come along and you’ll find the most anticipated console and PC games, all playable weeks or months before they’re released. We also have presentations by game designers from world-renowned studios, areas dedicated to esports, the opportunity to meet and chat with game creators and loads more.

 

 

Gamesindustry.biz Investment Summit

The GamesIndustry.biz Investment Summit is an EGX event that brings together small-to-medium games companies and games investors for talks, a panel, lunch and networking and formal meetings in the afternoon. Investors include VCs, angels, publishers, platform-holders, trusts, public bodies, private investment companies and government initiatives – and in previous years guest attendees have included London Venture Partners, SEGA of Europe, SIE XDev, Nintendo, Microsoft, UK Games Fund, The Wellcome Trust, Creative England, All4Games, Mercia Technologies and Kickstarter..

 

 

EGX Berlin

Germany’s biggest video games event. Come along and you’ll find the most anticipated console and PC games, all playable weeks or months before they’re released. We also have presentations by game designers from world-renowned studios, areas dedicated to esports, the opportunity to meet and chat with game creators and loads more.

 

Just click on the links above to gather all the information. There will be more added soon.

 

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MidWeek Scene: Artists & Makers Bootcamp

MidWeek Scene: Artists & Makers Bootcamp

6. 13. 18

Hey there again! Arts Business Institute has some activities going on for the next few months. The first is a boot camp…


Credit source: Arts Business Institute

 

Arts Council of Hillsborough County 

presents a professional development event for creatives

Artists & Makers Bootcamp

August 11, 2018

Entrepreneur Collaborative Center

2101 E. Palm Avenue, Tampa, FL

Join us for an intensive program focused on providing actionable, step-by-step strategies for artists and makers who want to grow strong, sustainable businesses.

 

Schedule at a Glance

9:00 a.m.                          Registration opens

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.     Making Work that Sells

10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.   Creative Marketing Strategies 

11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.   Lunch Break

12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.     Pricing for Profit

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.       How to Sell Your Work Online

 

Individual Topics (all include Q&A)

Making Work that Sells

Create a body of work in a cohesive signature style, and use smart strategies to build in collectability, and repeat sales. Understand trends, create in multiple formats, spread your product offerings, and add value to your work. How to leverage your portfolio, and scale your small business.

Creative Marketing Strategies

This presentation will transform how you approach marketing. How to understand your target customer and build a compelling message to reach them. Traditional and new marketing methods, with creative and unusual examples. How to start a marketing calendar, get publicity, design email marketing campaigns, press kits and more. 

Pricing for Profit

Incorrectly pricing your work can bankrupt your business. This critical session will help you get a handle on expenses and use the correct pricing formula to grow your creative business. What defines “profit” and why is it essential? Learn how to add value to your work. This talk is in two parts: pricing for wholesale/retail and pricing for fine artists.

How to Sell Your Work Online

Online sales of art and handmade goods are growing every day. This presentation addresses the many options to sell work online, including Print on Demand, online galleries, and more. Learn how to avoid the most common mistakes made in online selling; how to give the best presentation and increase sales.

 

Our Program Speaker

Carolyn Edlund, Executive Director of the Arts Business Institute

Carolyn headshot thumbnail 2015Carolyn Edlund’s background includes owning a production ceramic studio for twenty years, selling extensively at retail and wholesale. Subsequently, she spent several years as an outside sales rep for art publishers, paper, and gift lines. She is also the founder of Artsy Shark, recognized as a “top ten” art business site that features artists and publishes art marketing and sales articles. She does extensive private consulting for artists, has written five e-courses on the business of art, and authored hundreds of related articles. 

 

 

Tuition for this event is $60

If this is something you might be interested in and you want to attend, then click REGISTER.

 

Check out the Weekend post coming this weekend. Until then, enjoy your Wednesday, be blessed always.

 

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MidWeek Scene: Summer Reads for 2018

MidWeek Scene: Summer Reads for 2018

6. 13. 18

Hello all! Spring is ending soon and Summer is pretty much around the corner so I’ve been rummaging around looking for the latest books to read for the Summer of 2018. According to Melanie Yates for http://www.bestproducts.com, here are the 50 Best Summer Reading Books for 2018, but for this post, there will be only 20 or less…


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I did say 20 and here you have 20 of the 50 best. To read the rest of the article to IT’S BEACH-READ SEASON! SEE WHAT BOOKS FOR SUMMER MADE OUR LIST THIS YEAR by Melanie Yates.

 

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Cool: Suspiria (2018)

Cool: Suspiria (2018)

6. 6. 18

A remake of an old horror classic…Suspiria.

 

 

A young American dancer travels to Europe to perfect her dancing in a renowned dance academy. She quickly comes to unravel the academy’s sinister history when a series of grisly murders ensue.

The film stars Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton, and Chloe Grace Moretz. Take a look at the teaser trailer…

The original Suspiria came out in 1977 and was directed by Italian horror great Dario Argento. I haven’t seen the original, but it needs to be on my list. This remake will be in theaters November 2, 2018.  Enjoy your Thursday, be blessed.

 

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MidWeek Update: NCWN 2018 Squire Summer Writing Workshops & Killer Nashville International Writers’ Conference 2018

MidWeek Update: NCWN 2018 Squire Summer Writing Workshops & Killer Nashville International Writers’ Conference 2018

6. 6. 18

Hey! Literature peeps this is just for you…


Credit source: The Writer

 

NCWN 2018 Squire Summer Writing Workshops

Date

Thursday, July 19, 2018 – Sunday, July 22, 2018

Categories

Children’s, Essay, Fantasy, Fiction, Horror, Journalism, Mystery, Nonfiction, Poetry, Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult

Location

North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

Admission Fees

Varies

Description

The conference features workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as panels, readings, and open mics. The faculty includes fiction writer Elaine Neil Orr, nonfiction writer Paul Cuadros, and editor Rob Greene (Raleigh Review). Attendees will study one genre with one instructor over the course of the weekend. Registrants should be ready to handle the intense atmosphere of the workshops.

Contact Information

Charles Fiore
Charles@ncwriters.org

Website

www.ncwriters.org

 

 

 

Killer Nashville International Writers’ Conference 2018

Date

Thursday, August 23, 2018 – Sunday, August 26, 2018

Categories

Children’s, Crime/Thriller, Drama, Essay, Fantasy, Fiction, Horror, Journalism, Mystery, Nonfiction, Personal Journals, Plays, Poetry, Romance, Science Fiction, Screenwritin, Young Adult

Location

Franklin Tennessee – just south of Nashville

Admission Fees

$379 for Early Registration (deadline June 1, 2018)
$399 Regular Registration (deadline August 23, 2018) 

Discounts and scholarships are available. Please see website for details.

Description

The Killer Nashville International Writers’ Conference was created in 2006 by author/filmmaker Clay Stafford in an effort to bring together forensic experts, writers, and fans of crime and thriller literature.

Our objective is simple: to educate and empower aspiring and established writers, and connect them with other industry professionals. We pride ourselves on our intense, intimate workshops and panels, and on our close-knit community of writers.

At the conference, we try diligently to ensure that the weekend has something for every writer and lover of literature, and our sessions are structured to assist writers on multiple career levels. Our learning tracks tackle the craft of writing, the business of writing, marketing, and forensics.

Killer Nashville features nine breakout sessions for intense smaller group interaction, an authors’ bar (free for hotel guests), a moonshine and wine tasting, free agent/editor roundtable pitch sessions, a mock crime scene designed by special agents and other law enforcement professionals, cocktail receptions, the Guest of Honor Dinner and Awards Banquet, film previews, live music performances and—of course—all the great activities one can enjoy in downtown Nashville.

Contact Information

Liz Gatterer: contact@KillerNashville.com

Website

https://www.KillerNashville.com

 

 

 

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MidWeek Scene: Calling All Artists & Photographers!

MidWeek Scene: Calling All Artists & Photographers!

6. 6. 18

Hello everyone! Hump Wednesday is here and its time for some midweek updates. This is for artists and photographers who would love to let people see their works in motion. Here some competitions or exhibitions, courtesy of Art Show that may interest you.


Credit source: http://www.artshow.com

 

52nd National Mother Lode Art Exhibition

The Placerville Arts Association announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, August 5-19, 2018 at the Placerville Shakespeare Club in Placerville, California. Anticipated $4,000 in cash, gift certificates, and merchandise. Juror: Frank Ordaz. Open to artists 18 years and older. Media: watercolor, oil, acrylic, alkyd, pastel, pen and ink, pencil, charcoal, collage, photography, digital imagery, mixed media, and 3D. Work must be original, less than three years old and not shown previously at a Mother Lode Show. No prints, copies, or reproductions will be accepted. $40 for up to 2 entries; $10 for each additional entry. Entry fees are nonrefundable. Deadline: June 18, 2018 (until midnight Pacific time). More info. Contact: email or call 530-621-2468.

 

 

 

 

 

Luxembourg Art Prize 2018

The Luxembourg Art Prize is an annual international prize organised by the Pinacothèque of Luxembourg, a private not-for-profit exhibition space in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Every year the Prize aims to discover talents, amateur or professional, regardless of age and nationality. The ambition of the Prize is to accelerate the careers of little-known artists through a group exhibition by the finalists and support from the international network of Prize finalists, in existence since 2015. The winner receives significant help in the form of a grant of 25,000 euros (about US$31,000 or GBP22,000 or CA$40,000) and is entirely free to use the money in any way they choose. All the finalists’ expenses are paid by the organisation during the group exhibition (transport for the works of art, air and train tickets and full-board accommodation in a four-star hotel). This also applies to the expenses of one other person who can accompany them. The Prize is aimed at artists working in one or more of the following media: drawing, printing, installation, painting, performance, photography, digital art, sculpture, sound art, video, mixed media, decorative art (textiles and material, glass, wood, metal, ceramics, mosaic, paper or other techniques). $68 for unlimited submitted worksDeadline: June 18, 2018. More info.

 

 

 

 

 

New Horizons: Landscapes

3 Square Art in Fort Collins, CO announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, July 20 – August 17, 2018. $300 in awards. We are looking for all types of works–painting, sculpture, photography and more–works that show off vision for landscape artwork. Small and large formats. Give viewers and collectors a chance to see the beauty of your landscape… The main criteria for selection are creativity and fresh approaches in the artwork. $38 for 3 images, $5 for additional work (up to 5). Deadline: June 18, 2018. More info. Contact: email or call 970-373-5880.

 

 

 

 

 

2nd International Photography Competition

Fusion Art seeks entries for an online juried exhibition, July 15 – October 14, 2018. Awards will be given to the top 5 winners in each category including worldwide promotion and inclusion in Fusion Art’s new Artsy.net gallery. Guest Juror: Stephen Baumbach. For this open (no theme) competition, the gallery invites photographers, worldwide, to submit their best digital art and photography using analog, digital, digital manipulation and/or any alternative processes. $35 for up to 5 images. Deadline: June 20, 2018. More info. Contact: email

 

 

 

 

 

Wasatch Plein Air Paradise 2018

The Midway Art Association (MAA) is pleased to announce the 13th annual Wasatch Plein Air Paradise (WPAP) painting competition and exhibition to take place at the Midway Town Hall (Midway, Utah) June 23rd – July 4th, 2018. Wasatch Plein Air Paradise is now one of the largest in Utah with over 100 artists of all levels from Utah and surrounding areas competing for over $12,000 in awards and prizes. This signature event of the Midway Art Association is the main fundraiser for our non-profit group, which provides art education, demonstrations, competitions and scholarships for deserving students. All of our events are open to the public. $10 per entry prior to May 18, $15 per entry thereafter. Deadline: June 23, 2018More info. Contact: email or call (480) 822-8861.

 

 

 

 

 

Visions In Clay

The LH Horton Jr Gallery at San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton, CA seeks entries for a juried art exhibition, September 4-21, 2018. Best of Show $800 | 2nd Place $600 | 3rd Place $400 | San Joaquin Potters Guild Founders Award ~ $300 | Arts Lecture/Demo Award: $400. Juror: Beth Ann Gerstein, Executive Director, American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, California. Ceramic works of any thematic and stylistic presentation will be accepted for entry. Clay must be the primary medium. Works may be functional or sculptural. Assembled works may not exceed 4ft. in any direction. Visions In Clay hosts a gallery and an online exhibition, selecting 60-65 works per show. $30 for 3 entries, $5 for each additional entry. Deadline: June 25, 2018. More info. Contact: email or call 209-954-5507.

 

 

 

 

 

Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition, 6th Annual

Joshua Tree National Park Council for the Arts announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, September 1-30, 2018 at the 29 Palms Art Gallery in Twenty-nine Palms, California. $5,000 in cash awards, exhibition catalog, and month-long exhibition. Artwork must depict or be inspired by the natural aspects of Joshua Tree National Park or its cultural history. Open to living artists around the world, age 18 and over, 2D or 3D original artwork created within the last 5 years. $35 for up to three artwork images. Deadline: June 25, 2018. More info (PDF). Contact: email

 

 

 

 

 

2nd Annual Skies Art Competition

Fusion Art announces a call to artists for an online art exhibition, July 1-31, 2018. Top 5 winners in each category included in Fusion Art’s Artsy.net gallery. Artists can only show and sell on Artsy through a gallery partner. Juror: Chris Hoffman. For this competition, both 2D and 3D artists, worldwide, are invited to submit their best art and photography depicting the sky. The Best in Show winners will be invited to Fusion Art’s 3rd Annual Group Show in Palm Springs in February 2019. $20 for 1 image / $35 for up to 5 images. Deadline: June 27, 2018More info. Contact: email

 

 

 

 

 

7th Annual Square Foot Exhibit

The Bismarck Art & Galleries Association in Bismarck, ND announces a call to artists for a non-juried art exhibition, August 7-31, 2018. Open to oil, watercolor, acrylic, or mixed media. $25 for one entry; $30 for two entries. Deadline: June 29, 2018. More info (PDF). Contact: email or call 701-223-5986.

 

 

 

 

 

9th International Painting Annual Publication

The International Painting Annual is open to any artist submitting original works of art or design created within the past three-plus years (2015 – 2018). Artists, designers, illustrators, and creative visual artists in all disciplines are encouraged to submit. Manifest is eager to receive works of painting in a wide range of applications. $2000 in cash awards. Note: As this is a book project, works that are not otherwise available (i.e. physically) may be submitted for consideration. All that is required of accepted artists is a print-quality hi-res digital image of accepted works. All artists selected for inclusion receive a complimentary copy of the finished book. $40 entry fee. Deadline: June 30, 2018. More info. Contact: email or call 513-861-3638.

 

 

 

 

 

Open Call for Art

Artist Portfolio Magazine announces a call to artists. Awards: 1st Place $1k + cover art & 4 page spread, 2nd Place $500 + 4 page spread, 3rd Place $250 + 4 page spread, 17 Honorable Mentions 4 page spread. Artist Portfolio Magazine’s 20 is an open art competition that is available to all artists worldwide regardless of your standing in the art world. All visual art mediums and styles are welcome. Issue 35 will be over 80 pages of nothing but art and available online and in print. $25 entry fee. Deadline: June 30, 2018. More info.

 

 

 

 

 

Strange Figurations

SlowArt Productions seeks entries for a juried art exhibition, September 6-30, 2018 at Limner Gallery in Hudson, NY. Juror: Limner Gallery Director. Open to all interpretations of the concept, Strange Figurations, which would include surreal, visionary and generally all out of the ordinary figurative art. $35 entry fee. Deadline: June 30, 2018. More info. Contact: email or call 518-828-2343.

 

 

 

 

 

Academy Center of the Arts Annual National Juried Photography Exhibition

The Academy Center of the Arts in Lynchburg, VA seeks entries for a juried photography exhibition, September 7-29, 2018. Cash Awards over $2500, with Best in Show at $1000. Juror: Andrew Ross. Open to U.S. residents, 18 years or older. Photographs must be original photographs or photographically derived work, and not done under supervision. All work submitted must be suitably prepared for installation. The curator reserves the right to deny entry if any work is deemed not suitable for display or too difficult to install. Entries must have been completed after January 1, 2014, and not previously exhibited in a Lynchburg juried photography show. $35 for three images. Deadline: June 30, 2018. More info. Contact: email or call 434-528-3256, ext. 127.

 

 

 

 

 

Art Elevated

Artists from around the world are invited to submit images of their works to be considered for Art Elevated, a public art initiative launched by the Garment District Alliance in partnership with Orangenius, a technology platform for the arts community. 1st Prize: $1500, 2nd: $1000, 3rd: $500. 90 Finalists will have their artwork displayed on banners throughout the Garment District in the heart of midtown Manhattan, creating a fantastic aerial art gallery that will remain on view from September 3 to October 30, 2018. Open to any type of visual artist, working in any medium, context or geographical location. The submission must be from a living artist, 18 years or older. Only an individual artist can enter. If a work is created by more than one person, the submission must be from a primary creator or copyright holder with permission to submit the work. Entries cannot be submitted by Orangenius or GDA affiliated entities, agents, officers, directors, owners, employees, or their immediate families, nor can work commissioned by Orangenius or GDA be submitted. $15 entry fee. Deadline: June 30, 2018. More info. Contact: email or call 919-619-2327.

 

 

 

 

 

31st annual Northern National Art Competition

The Nicolet College Art Gallery and The Northern Arts Council announce a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, September 29 – November 9, 2018, at the Nicolet College Art Gallery in Rhinelander, WI. More than $8,500 will be awarded, including three $1,000 Awards of Excellence and several $500 Special Merit awards. Juror: Mark Steven Greenfield. Open to all artists 18 years or older who are US residents. Each artist may submit one or two images of recent, original, 2D hang-able artwork in any medium including drawing, painting, collage, photography, fiber, and mixed media. There is no theme. $35 entry fee. Deadline: June 30, 2018. More info. Contact: email or call 715-365-4556.

 

 

 

 

 

ArtisTTable Women’s Show – Her Story

ArtisTTable announces a call to artists for an online art exhibition, July 12 – September 20, 2018. Cash Prizes for the first 3 places. Juror: Ilana Weiler. Her Story is an open themed exhibition that is for female artists only. This is an all media show that will include photography, and video as well, as drawing, painting and 3-dimensional work. You may submit up to 5 pieces per $25 entry fee. Deadline: June 30, 2018. More info. Contact: email or call 231.883.1681.

 

 

 

 

 

24th Annual Regional Art Exhibition

Artists of Northwest Arkansas seeks entries for a juried art exhibition, September 6-28, 2018 at Art Ventures in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Over $6000 in Cash plus Merchandise Certificates, $2000 Best of Show. Entry Judges: Simon Kogan, Phil Starke, Thelma Blackburn. Award judge to be announced. The exhibition may be entered by any artist, 18 years of age or older, currently living in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Texas, and Oklahoma. All 2- and 3-dimensional media are eligible. The categories include Drawing/Pastel, Mixed Media, Oil, Photography/Digital Art, Water Media (watercolor and acrylic), and 3D Sculpture. $50 for 3 entries, $10 for each additional entry up to 5 total. Deadline: June 30, 2018. More info. Contact: email or call 480-432-5000.

 

 

 

 

 

NVAL 33rd Annual Juried National Show

The North Valley Art League seeks entries for a juried art exhibition, September 4 – October 6, 2018, at the NVAL Carter House Gallery in Redding, CA. Total Awards: $2000, Best of Show $1000. Juror: Robert Burridge, Internationally Acclaimed Painter residing in Arroyo Grande, California. Open to all artists 18 years old and over, who are residents of the United States. Work must be original, both in concept and execution. Eligible Media: All two-dimensional media done in Oil, Pastel (Oil or Soft), Water Media, Drawing Media, Alcohol Ink, Printmaking, Mixed Media, and Collage. Non-Eligible Media: Giclées, Photography, Computer-generated art, work done in a class or workshop; copied work or work previously shown in any NVAL National Juried Show. Entries must be framed or be on 1.5 – 2 inches deep gallery-wrapped canvas with sides finished. Maximum size: 40 x 40 inches, including frame. $40 for 3 entries, $5 for each additional entry. Deadline: June 30, 5pm PDT. More info. Contact: email or call 530-221-1993.

 

 

 

 

 

StoriesToArt 2018 Call for Artists

StoriesToArt is accepting 300 artists through a juried application process to exhibit and sell work on a unique platform. Artists are judged on a first-come, first-served basis. We currently welcome distinguished artists from every field and recent art school graduates residing in the U.S. to apply, and we hope to expand internationally in the near future. Free to enter! Deadline: June 30, 2018. Apply here. Contact: email or call 571-344-0082.

 

 

 

 

 

The Gateway International Painting Competition

Painters over 18 years of age living anywhere in the world may enter this online painting competition. $1,000 cash Best in Show; 12 finalists receive entry credits; 1 Artists Choice $100 cash. Juror: John Buxton, professional artist. All 2-D works created using traditional physical painting media are eligible: oil, watercolor, pastel, pencil, ink, charcoal, acrylic, and mixed media. Submit your high-resolution image online. (No digital art, no photography– no work area /background showing–no frames). $25 annual membership fee; $10 per painting entry/enter as often as you wish. Deadline: June 30, 2018. More info. Contact: email or call 928-282-4326; 928-201-5082.

That is it for the month of June. Go to www.artshow.com for more call for artists, workshops, tutorials, and more.

 

 

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Wknd Scene: American Black Film Festival 2018

Wknd Scene: American Black Film Festival 2018

6. 2. 18

Last post for today. I’m glad that I found this and I wish I could go, well maybe next year! The American Black  Film Festival 2018 will be held in Miami Florida. Got the short detailed description and ticket information below…


Credit source: American Black Film Festival 

 

AMERICAN BLACK FILM FESTIVAL 2018

JUNE 13 – 17, 2018

MIAMI FLORIDA

Overview of the festival…

ABFF® OVERVIEW

The American Black Film Festival (ABFF) is an annual event dedicated to showcasing quality film and television content by and about people of African descent. Founded by Jeff Friday, it supports emerging artists to foster a wider range of images, stories, and storytellers represented in the entertainment industry. The ABFF is committed to the belief that Black artists deserve the same opportunities as their mainstream counterparts, and is recognized as a vital pipeline for Black talent in front of and behind the camera. Annually held during the month of June, the festival is comprised of five action-packed days of films, engaging panels, networking events and more…from the star-studded opening night screening to the inspirational closing filmmaker ceremony.

Since its inception in 1997, the festival has been held in several locations — from Acapulco, Mexico, to Miami, Florida. The festival is today the nation’s largest gathering of Black film and TV enthusiasts, with approximately 10,000 attendees. The 22nd annual ABFF will take place in Miami Beach, June 13-17, 2018. The Founding and Presenting Sponsor is HBO®.

 

Films Screening at the Festival:

 

ANIMATOR

 

 

BEFORE THE VOWS

 

 

JINN

 

 

SPRINTER

 

 

CANAL STREET

 

Events such as Master Classes, ABFF Talks, Business of Entertainment Seminars, and others will be featured during the festival.

 

Tickets and Passes: Splash Pass and Sobe Pass + Patron Circle Membership are SOLD OUT. The only available one is the Sobe Pass, which is $675, yes that how much it is. If you can afford it, you still have a chance to buy it now!

To know more about tickets passes, and other information, go to www.abff.com. Enjoy the rest of your weekend, be blessed!

 

 

 

Image source: The Westside Gazette, Black Beach Week, African Film Festival, Hollywood Reporter, ABFF, and IDMB