Month: January 2019

Meet Berlinale 2019: International Jury

January 30, 2019

Once again a multitalented International Jury will decide who will take home the Golden and the Silver Bears at the Berlinale 2019. 17 films are competing for the awards in this year’s Competition. The winners will be announced at the Berlinale Palast on February 16. Actress Juliette Binoche will head the jury (see press release from 11.12.2018). The […]

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Some High Points From 2019 Sundance Film Festival

January 29, 2019

Written by Brent Lang Studios hit Sundance with their checkbooks firmly in hand. It was a weekend of frenzied dealmaking, with Hollywood players showing an unexpected willingness to shell out big money for the chance to find the next indie film breakout. Here are some high points takeaways after five days in Park City. 1. […]

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Nigerian-American Female Director Is Bringing The first Black Panther Female Leader Story To the big screen.

January 29, 2019

Chinonye Chukwu is a Nigerian-born, Alaska-raised screenwriter, producer, director and activist. Her first feature film, Alaskaland, a story that follows the estranged relationship between a Nigerian-American brother and sister who reunite in their Alaskan hometown, was completed in 2012 and had a brief, successful film festival run. You can read more about her work leading up […]

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Black Panther Stars Win Big at the 2019 SAG Awards

January 29, 2019

Revisit Chadwick Boseman’s epic acceptance speech with the “Black Panther” cast here. As the 2019 awards season continues, the winners of the 2019 Screen Actors Guild Awards were given their Actor statues Sunday. You already know who we’re stanning—all things Black Pantherand Rami Malek. Malek took home the award for “Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in […]

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Chiwetel Ejiofor’s directorial debut is set to premiere on Netflix.

January 28, 2019

Netflix has released the official trailer for the highly anticipated depiction of Malawian inventor William Kamkwamba’s life—The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind. The directorial debut of Nigerian-British actor Chiwetel Ejiofor  will be available for streaming on the platform March 1. In the clip, we are finally introduced to the compelling and inspirational storyline, which also might […]

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Smartphone filmmaking;the future is here by Michael Osheku

January 6, 2019

Smartphones are now considered one of the least expensive film equipment to be experimented by amateur and professional filmmakers. Which employ an innovative use of low cost digital equipment, to make highly entertaining and thought provoking content. This style of filmmaking often requires minimum training and field experience to shoot, but its existence opens up […]

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