Designed to showcase and honor the work of established and emerging independent African American filmmakers, the Martha’s Vineyard African-American Film Festival was launched in 2002 by Run and Shoot Filmworks (RSF), the husband-and-wife team Stephanie Tavares-Rance and Floyd Rance III. Today, the festival runs over 3 days and 45 film screenings at various locations in Edgartown and Vineyard Haven on Martha’s Vineyard, Massaschuettes. The festival regulary draws 100′s of particpants from afar away as Europe, New York, Detroit, Chicago, and Los Angeles among other cities.
Headlining this year’s festival are two episodes from “The Backyardigans,” a popular children’s TV show by Nickelodeon, and a screening of the Universal Pictures film, “The Express,” starring Rob Brown and Dennis Quaid.
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