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As we continue to celebrate the Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (AAPI), the 38th Annual Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (LAAPFF) will kick-off this week with Fire Island director Andrew Ahn. Read more and find free tickets to the festival inside.

The first Black woman to host her own TV program was a Julliard-trained pianist. Her name was Hazel Scott. To celebrate her legacy and her 101st birthday, join the March On Washington Film Festival this month for a special screening of A Celebration of Hazel Scott: Activism through Music and Art.

Girls Inc. announces its inaugural film festival event in partnership with actress and producer Marsai Martin. The ticketed virtual festival will take place on Sunday, June 13 spotlighting Girls Inc. girls and their inspiring stories through the art of cinema.

Issa Rae Presents premiered a stellar independent film entitled Brown With Blue for its' latest edition of Short Film Sundays. The film follows a handyman and his webcam vixen girlfriend as they struggle with addiction to cope with their past mistakes. It is a riveting story starring Patrick Cage and Zoë Soul which explores drug addiction and displaced families. The short was directed by budding director Christian Nolan Jones and written beautifully by Dominick A. Cormier. 

This week, over 80 films will be screened during the 19th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival at Manhattan’s AMC Empire 25 theater. Among the featured films are some huge titles, including Misty Copeland‘s A Ballerina’s Tale – a highly anticipated story, to say the very least – and Muhammad Ali‘s The People’s Champ. Presented by BET, […]

They say summer is the perfect time for family reunions, and for all intents and purposes, that’s just what this is. It’s Saturday night, and Philadelphia‘s International House is packed with people awaiting the screening of BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez. Pretty soon, the crowd will fill the theater to capacity. While they wait, many embrace each […]

Miley Cyrus continues to push the envelope, but her latest provocative stunt isn’t gaining any fans. As we reported yesterday, the “Wrecking Ball” singer teamed up with filmmaker Quentin Jones for her racy short film Tongue Tied, and submitted the visual to the NYC Porn Festival. But apparently, the bondage-theme was so fiery that the video was abruptly pulled from the lineup. […]

The 18th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival kicked off Wednesday, showcasing the best screenplays, features and more from independent and urban artist. The 5-day festival included over 70 film screenings, celeb packed panels plus live screenplay readings and Global Grind was there to capture all of the excitement. Gina Prince-Bythewood’s Beyond The Lights jump started the movie […]

It’s a great time to live in New York City if you’re a fan of quality filmmaking. From September 17th to 21st, the annual Urban World Film Festival will be happening in New York City. Since 1997, the festival has been the place where up-and-coming black filmmakers present their movies, documentaries, and live screenings. There […]

If you’re a movie buff, there’s no better place to be this weekend than New York City, because tonight the 3rd annual International Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival kicks off. From today until Sunday, November 17th, over 46 movies — ranging from shorts to documentaries to full-fledged features — will be seen in numerous theaters throughout Harlem. It’s […]

It’s not always all about the yachts in Cannes or Utah’s snowy mounds at Sundance when it comes to good films – sometimes all it takes is a ride across the border. The Toronto International Film Festival is in full swing up in Canada, and some of our favorite faces from the silver screen are […]