New Voices in Black Cinema (NVBC) is a multi-genre film festival aimed at showcasing and increasing appreciation for independent cinema from and about people of the African diaspora. Whether the films are contemporary or period pieces, drama or comedy, science fiction or animated, the further purpose of this series is to give filmmakers the opportunity to showcase their talent on a grand scale, where they can develop opportunities for distribution and create buzz for future industry contacts.
Held annually, this program is all about choosing excellence over spectacle and daring stories over standard fare. NVBC explores the shades and nuances of society, and provides exhibition to emerging voices that represent these rich and diverse cultures proudly, putting them on display to the masses. New Voices in Black Cinema is a direct and ongoing partnership between ActNow Foundation and BAMcinématek, where both the festival and screening series takes place, and is supported by the Office of NYC Council Member Letitia James.
For more information on NVBC contact managing director Marty Majeske at firstname.lastname@example.org OR reach us at email@example.com
2014 New Voices in Black Cinema
March 27-30, 2014
ActNow Foundation celebrates its fourth annual New Voices in Black Cinema, a four-day film festival that reflects the wide spectrum of views and themes of new voices and continuing ones within the Black film community in Brooklyn and well beyond.
Thu, Mar 27
7pm: Flex is Kings
9:30pm: An American in Hollywood
Fri, Mar 28
4pm: Melvin & Jean
9:45pm: The Girl is in Trouble
Sat, Mar 29
2pm: The Bicycle
4pm: Aya of Yop City
9:30pm: In Search of the Black Knight
Sun, Mar 30
2pm: Shorts Program: Bound Realities
4:30pm: Let the Fire Burn
7pm: Sleeping with the Fishes
9:30pm: The Brother from Another Planet
For details on the lineup and festival special events go to our Official Event Page.
2013 New Voices in Black Cinema
February 15-18, 2013
“This was an exciting third year for us at BAMcinématek,” said Curtis Caesar John, the Festival Director of New Voices in Black Cinema and ActNow Foundation’s Director of Film Programming. “We had ten New York premieres as well as a fantastic mix of standout local talent, directors from Senegal, Italy, and Canada, and filmmakers who have been burning up the festival circuit – all of whom have been presenting a wide array of stories from the African diaspora.”
Such films included:
FOUR, the film festival hit starring Wendell Pierce and NVBC ’13 cover girl Aja Naomi King
The NY premiere of Neil Drumming’s BIG WORDS
Poet/actor/musician Saul Williams in AUJOUD’HUI (Tey)
The Brooklyn premiere of THE CENTRAL PARK FIVE
Goddey Asemota’s controversial drama NO HOMO
Award winning short films by local and international talents …and much more.
for further details on the lineup go to our Official Event Page.
Fri, Feb 15
1:30pm: 18 Ius Soli + Beale St. Blues
4pm: The Fade
7pm: Big Words
9:45pm: The Kill Hole
Sat, Feb 16
12pm: The United States of Hoodoo
3pm: High Chicago
6pm: Aujourd’hui (Tey)
9:15pm: FunkJazz Kafé: Diary of a Decade
Sun, Feb 17
1pm: The Central Park Five
9:45pm: The Undershepherd
Mon, Feb 18
1pm: Stones in the Sun
4pm: Unbreakable: Short Film Program
7pm: Gimme the Loot
9:45pm: No Homo
2013 NVBC photos
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2012 New Voices in Black Cinema
For info on our 2nd annual film festival festival (February 2012), see the lineup and trailers HERE and see the pictures below.
2012 Festival Photos
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2011 inaugural Festival photos