HERE ARE SOME FACTS ABOUT ADIFF 2020!
ABOUT THIS EVENT
DATES: virtually nationwide from Nov. 27 to Dec. 13, 2020
Festival program organized in three slates:
Slate 1: Friday, Nov. 27 9:00am to Wed, Dec. 2 11:59pm
Slate 2: Thursday, Dec. 3 12:01 am to Tue, Dec 8 11:59pm
Slate 3: Wed, Dec. 9 12:01am to Sunday, Dec. 13 11:59pm
NUMBER OF FILMS: 74 films
NUMBER OF COUNTRIES: 30 countries
PREMIERES: 26 World, US, East Coast and New York Premieres
- Juano Hernandez, An Afro-Latino Actor in Hollywood (Slate 1)
Five films to spotlight on the work of actor Juano Hernández, an Afro-Puerto Rican stage and film actor who was a pioneer in the African American film industry.
- First Nation Program (Slate 2)
Ten films and a conversation focusing on the history and living experience of First Nation people in the USA, Canada, Ecuador, and Australia.
- Art, Resistance and Activism Program (Slate 3)
Fourteen films in The "Art and Resistance" program, a selection of films focusing on resistance movements' connection to the art in the past and present. This program includes profiles of artist activists such as Sonia Sanchez, Miriam Makeba, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Mary Lou Williams as well as films celebrating art as a force for change.
- Afro-Colombian Film Program (Slate 1)
Presentation of five films and a conversation on Colombian films about the Afro-descendant experience.
- The African Diaspora International Film Festival School Program
Six films made available specifically to elementary, middle and high school students in New York State and beyond for virtual viewing.
- Public Award for Best Film Directed by a Woman of Color
Five feature length films directed by women of color to premiere in ADIFF 2020 are in the competition for this award.
- Gala screenings followed by virtual Q and A with filmmakers
OPENING NIGHT: St Louis Blues by Allen Resiner (USA)
CENTERPIECE: Back of the Moon by Angus Gibson (South Africa)
GALA SCREENING: Take Out Girl by Hisonni Johnson (USA)
CLOSING NIGHT: Lil' Buck: Real Swan by Louis Wallecan (France/USA)
All Access Pass: USD 100.00,
ART AND RESISTANCE: USD 25.00,
JUANO HERNANDEZ PASS: USD 20.00,
FIRST NATION PASS: USD 15.00,
AFRO-COLOMBIAN FILM PROGRAM PASS: USD 5.00
Time: 09:00 to 23:59