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Aug 11

Run&Shoot Filmworks Screens 47 Films at Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival

Martha’s Vineyard, MA (PRWEB) July 29, 2014

August on the Vineyard kicks off with a boom with the 12th Annual Martha’s Run &Shoot Filmworks Vineyard African American Film Festival, August 5 – 9th presented by Lincoln Motor Company. MVAAFF will present preeminent independent films, previews, emerging filmmakers, and cultural trendsetters; all within the picturesque setting of this wonderful island.

For over a decade, the #SummersFinestFilmFestival has hosted an impressive variety of African American independent films and created an effective platform for filmmakers. From it’s humble beginnings in 2002 it has grown into the must attend event for notable filmmakers such as Jeffrey Wright, Del Roy Lindo, Reuben Cannon, Kenny Leon, Ben Vereen, and Reginald Hudlin.

Founded by dynamic husband and wife team, Floyd A. B.Rance III and Stephanie Tavares Rance of Run&Shoot Filmworks; The MVAAF is the beautiful culmination of their passion for filmmaking and developing incredible events.

Floyd and I are extremely excited about our festival Our mission is and will always be to bring light to independent filmmakers of color. This year we have another stellar line up that we are extremely proud of. – Stephanie Rance, co-founder

2014 promises to be another banner year for MVAAFF screening 47 films and wonderful features and events including: MVAAFF Kick Off dance performance, Mr. Tol. E Rance by Artistic Director/Choreographer Camille A. Brown and company, a sneak preview of A Ballerina’s Tale followed by a discussion with Director Nelson George, screenings of Blackbird staring and produced by Isaiah Washington and Little Ballers directed by Crystal McCrary and produced by NBA All- Star Amare Stoudemire.

Lincoln Motors company proudly supports MVAAFF as this years presenting sponsor. Lincoln, a brand synonymous with understated luxury and quality, joins us as a champion for independent film and the arts.

We are thrilled to join forces with the MVAAFF on an event that has so much history and influence within the African American film community, said Shawn Thompson, Lincoln manager, multicultural marketing. Our involvement in this program only builds upon Lincolns leadership in recent initiatives involving the arts, design and thought leadership, which includes our involvement in other film festivals like the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this spring.

Saatchi & Saatchi New York returns as a sponsor for its seventh consecutive year with the Nothing is Impossible Producers Award to exceptional film produced by a team of emerging artists. EVP of Broadcast Production Sheldon Levy moderates The Color of Conversation: The Wonderful World of Webisodes.