We had the privilege and honor to celebrate Black History Month in collaboration with Google and Museum of the African Diaspora of San Francisco with a one day film festival held at one of Google’s campuses in Northern California.
We started with a Creative Arts & Tech panel featuring musical artist/digital genius/entrepreneur Fuze The MC, filmmaker/creative director/producer Diaunte Thompson, and artist/curator Yetunde Olagbaju.
We were also joined by students from McClymonds and Oakland Tech High School who got a chance to interact and connect with the panelists while learning how the intersection of creative arts and digital world continues to break new ground.
During the second half of the day, filmmakers from California, New York, Atlanta and Miami joined us to screen 14 of their short films and web series. We ended the day with awards and a reception which included soul food from Blackberry Soul Fine Catering and music from AfroDJiak and special guests Grammy-nominated duo Los Rakas.
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The Everybody Digital Film Festival aims to shine a light on short filmmakers who are so often overlooked and under appreciated. We understand how much time, energy, money and passion goes into a short film and we want to recognize all of it and help share your work with as many people as possible. Our goal is to provide a platform not only for your work to shine but also for you as the filmmaker to shine just as bright. Through our events, we want to provide a community where you can learn, grow and flourish while connecting and celebrating your accomplishments with friends, family and other filmmakers.