Martha's Vineyard African American Film Festival

African American Film Festival Keeps the Conversation Going

After pivoting online last summer, the Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival is scheduled to return to the Island August 6 through August 14, along with online events in February and March.

MVAAFF Skips Island in 2020

The 18th annual Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival will not take place on the Island this year.

Audience Overflows for Just Mercy Conversation

At the Performing Arts Center Thursday, all seats were filled with more standing and sitting in the aisles for a conversation about Just Mercy, with Bryan Stevenson and Michael B. Jordan.

Maynard Jackson Jr. Film Inspires Conversation of Color

After screening of Maynard at the Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival, Maynard “Buzz” Jackson 3rd and his wife, Wendy Eley Jackson spoke on a panel with Vernon Jordan and current Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms.

African American Film Festival Raises the Bar for Art, Conversation

Featured speakers at the Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival, running from August 6 to 11, are Spike Lee and Barry Jenkins, screenwriter and director of Academy Award winning film, Moonlight.

African American Film Festival Grows into Cultural Powerhouse

This year’s Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival, August 7 to 12, is bringing heavy hitters including Kathryn Bigelow and Spike Lee to the performing arts center.

African American Film Festival Arrives

A post-modern dance performance led by Reggie Wilson will introduce the 14th annual Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival.

African American Film Festival Begins

The 13th annual African American Film Festival takes place from August 10 to August 15. There will be an opening night reception August 10.

Dancers Explore Rhythm and Meaning

The Yard comes together with the African American Film Festival with Camille A. Brown and Dancers on Saturday, August 16, at 6:30 p.m.

Film Festival Aims to Both Engage and Enlighten

For a week in August, MVAAFF brings to the Island films either directed, produced or starring African Americans. This year, MVAAFF received over 200 submissions from as far away as Iceland and Africa.

Pages