In a short time, the Collected Voices Film Festival has built up a rep for showcasing films that truly illuminate the human condition. They are thoughtful, provocative, and truly diverse.
“I wanted to shine a light on films representative of the entirety of humanity,” said Ife Olatunji, founder of the Collected Voices Festival.
Season 7 is no different, with films set in Chicago, Portugal, the Peruvian Amazon, and beyond.
The great news is that you can watch all of the Collected Voices Film Festival shorts from now until Oct. 30 at Itsashort by purchasing a festival pass.
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This Collected Voices Lineup, Tho!
As for these Collected Voices films, it’s the storytelling for us! The diverse perspectives are dope as well.
Here’s a smattering of Season 7 films available on Itsashort:
A father-son drumming collective uses music to help heal a city (“Kaotic Drumline: Drumming With a Difference”); two young black men from very different backgrounds are confronted by a police officer with a gun (“Not Supposed To Be Here”). Sisters tell of a life spent toiling the Portugal countryside for food in order to survive (“The Life We Know”). A phenomenon – described as strange, beautiful, and deadly – lurking in the Mexico desert (“Desert Lights”), and a young starlet striving for Hollywood stardom (“Dreams From the Edge”) are among this year’s selections.
Again, you can catch these films by purchasing a Collected Voices Festival pass here.
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Netflix Establishes Chadwick Boseman Scholarship at Howard University
Forgive us if we get wistful and misty-eyed about Chadwick Boseman. We still miss the man! We still smile whenever we hear that his towering legacy is being acknowledged.
We are especially ecstatic about Netflix establishing the Chadwick A. Boseman Memorial Scholarship at Howard University, the esteemed actor’s alma mater.
Incoming students at Howard’s College of Fine Arts will be granted a four-year scholarship to cover the full cost of tuition.
“This scholarship embodies Chadwick’s love for Howard, his passion for storytelling, and his willingness to support future generations of Howard students,” said Howard University President Wayne A. I. Frederick.
The $5.4 million scholarship was established with the support of Simone Ledward-Boseman, Boseman’s wife, and with sponsorship from Netflix. The first four scholarships were awarded this Fall and will continue to be distributed to an incoming freshman each year on an annual basis. Students who exemplify exceptional skills in the arts, like Boseman, and demonstrate financial need will be considered.
Sundance Names New CEO
The Sundance Institute recently announced the appointment of filmmaker and executive Joana Vicente as its next CEO.
Vicente fills the seat vacated by Keri Putnam after serving as the Toronto International Film Festival’s (TIFF) Executive Director and Co-Head.
“This was a very comprehensive search to find the right person who would continue to move us forward with a vision that aligns with the founding values of the Institute’s founder, Robert Redford,” said Board of Trustees Chair Pat Mitchell and Chair-Elect Ebs Burnough, who led the Search Committee.
“The world’s storytellers are more connected than ever, and Joana’s international background is vital as we look to integrate ourselves with independent artists on an even greater scale globally.
Congrats to Joana! To read more about this fantabulous news, go here.