2nd annual Martha's Vineyard African American Film Festival
The 2nd Annual Marthas Vineyard African American Film Festival will take place August 12th -14th in beautiful Oak Bluffs, MV. The festival screenings and activities will take place at the Strand Theatre and The Union Chapel.. Given the nature of African Americans in the film industry, the three day festival will focus on "The Future of African American Filmmaking and the issues we face." The festivals production company, Run&ShootFilmworks, Inc. mission for the MVAAFF is to provide a positive environment where filmmakers can share their thoughts, visions and aspirations. Festival producers, Floyd A.B.Rance III and Stephanie Tavares-Rance are entertainment industry veterans. Floyd has been on the front lines of several award winning feature films, music videos, commercials and episodic television. He recently produced several commercials through his company, Run&ShootFilmworks, Inc. for clients such as Spalding, Reebok, Nike and NBC Sports. Stephanie Tavares-Rance has worked in the entertainment industry for over 10 years with stints at EMI Records, CODE Magazine, Martell Cognac and most recently as a partner in her former company (cobblestonentertainment) whose clients included Showtime Networks, HBO and the Barbados Tourism Authority among others.