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Poland’s African Diaspora Film Festival – AfryKamera – Call For Entries (Compensation For Selected Films) | Shadow and Act

Yes, we are repped all over the world, even in Poland.

All kidding aside, AfryKamera: African Film Festival in Poland (www.afrykamera.pl) is the first film festival in the Eastern European region dedicated to African diaspora film in general.

The 8th annual AfryKamera African Film Festival, jointly organized by two NGOs from Poland: Filmgramm Foundation and the Foundation for Somalia, will take place in Warsaw from the 10th to the 14th of April, 2013.

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Watch Trailer for Upcoming ESPN Documentary ‘The Clemente Effect’ | Shadow and Act

In the documentary, directed by Mario Diaz, Roberto Clemente’s “powerful life is examined.” In 1960, Clemente became the first Hispanic player to win a World Series in a starter position. He also received the MVP award in 1966, along with the World Series MVP Award in 1971.

via Watch Trailer for Upcoming ESPN Documentary ‘The Clemente Effect’ | Shadow and Act.

 

Trailer: Rom-Com ‘Miss Dial’ (Robinne Lee, Gabrielle Union & Hill Harper); To Be Released March 12th | Shadow and Act

Trailer: Rom-Com ‘Miss Dial’ (Robinne Lee, Gabrielle Union & Hill Harper); To Be Released March 12th | Shadow and Act.

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Here’s a project we have been following since the summer of 2011. We last alerted you in August of last year that the rom-com Miss Dial has been acquired by Phase 4 Films, with a multi-platform release planned.

A quick recap…

Written and directed by David H. Steinberg, the Iron Triangle Productions Miss Dial stars Robinne Lee, Sam JaegerJon HuertasSara RueDule HillGabrielle Union and Hill Harper, among others.

Robinne plays the lead role of Erica, described as “a consumer affairs rep who deals with irate customers calling about everything from the availability period of the “limited edition” cheddar cheese to whether it’s safe for dogs to drink the blue toilet water.

Octavia Spencer Launches Short Film Competition (Win Brand New Camera, Cash, Exposure) | Shadow and Act

Octavia Spencer Launches Short Film Competition (Win Brand New Camera, Cash, Exposure) | Shadow and Act

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Octavia Spencer announced the following contest on her Facebook fanpage on Friday, and I’m simply passing it along, as some of you may want to participate:

I was struck this past week when a young filmmaker asked me how I coped when my dreams felt far from my grasp. My answer to her and all of you is I always feel mine are always within reach. What many people don’t know is that it takes an average of 15 years to become an over night success. In that time you must create and continue to hone your skills. If you are a musician, write poetry and turn it into an amazing song. If you are a filmmaker write a short and shoot it. I’ve done it twice now. I know it’s not easy.

Two of my friends shot beautiful, award winning shorts on the CANON EOS 60D. One of those films was shortlisted to potentially receive an Oscar nomination yesterday. Trust me I know money is tight. So, in honor of Award Season, I’d like to help someone else see their dream realized.