Boston Globe and Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival Announce All-Star Line-Up Celebrating Black Filmmakers, August 6-14


MARTHA’S VINEYARD, Mass., August 6, 2021 / PRNewswire / – The Boston Globe and the Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival (MVAAFF) announces the start of a special series of summer films and events that celebrates and amplifies African-American filmmakers and creators.

The 19th edition of MVAAFF, held August 6-14, highlights an exceptional program of more than 70 original feature films, documentaries and short films produced and directed by a collective of talented filmmakers from around the world. Thematic round tables and exclusive events are scheduled throughout the island and will be assisted by Oscar® Winning director Spike lee, director and Oscar® actress King Regina, award-winning writer / producer / director Kenya Barris, Questlove, Marc H. Morial, Barbara lee, April Ryan and Bevy Smith.

“Coming out of the pandemic, we are back stronger than ever,” said Stephanie Taveras-Rance, co-founder, Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival. “And we’re delighted to see that that hasn’t stopped filmmakers, producers and storytellers from providing compelling and engaging content.”

Boston Globe to host special event program on Monday August 9 to celebrate black joy and black lives with an exclusive screening of his award-winning series, A great resistance. Founder, director and columnist of Globe culture, Jeneé Osterheldt will join Globe CMO, Peggy Byrd in conversation.

“Our role as a media sponsor provides the Globe with a welcome opportunity to invite a wider regional audience to celebrate the rich diversity that MVAAFF highlights through its incredible programming,” said Peggy Byrd, Director of Marketing at Boston Globe Media Partners. “We are honored to join the festival in its celebration of black filmmakers and creatives, and we look forward to centering and sharing black joy with our communities.”

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About the Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival
Created in 2002, the Academy Award®-acredited Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival (MVAAFF) is a nine-day event where independent and established African-American filmmakers can present, screen and promote emerging feature films, documentaries and shorts from around the world. The original idea of ​​the husband and wife team, Floyd, and Stephanie Rance, MVAAFF provides a stimulating environment for African-American filmmakers to test their creativity while providing sponsors with a captive audience to promote their brands to a demanding community of people of color.

About Boston Globe Media Partners, LLC
Boston Globe Media Partners, LLC provides news and information, entertainment, opinion and analysis through its multimedia properties. BGMP includes the Boston Globe,,, STAT, and Globe Direct.

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