Juvee Productions' Julius Tennon And Viola Davis Support Independent Filmmaker Initiative Promoting Diversity And Inclusion At 71st Festival de Cannes

Screaming Times Up For Gender and Racial Inequality In The Global Film Industry, Yolonda Brinkley, Creator of Beyond Border: Diversity in Cannes Announces Official Selections For 6th Consecutive Short Film Showcase
 
2018 Diversity in Cannes Short Film Showcase Mon, May 14, 2018 in Cannes, France
2018 Diversity in Cannes Short Film Showcase Mon, May 14, 2018 in Cannes, France
LOS ANGELES - April 23, 2018 - PRLog -- Yolonda Brinkley, creator of Beyond Borders: Diversity in Cannes, is pleased to announce official selections for 2018 Diversity in Cannes Short Film Showcase; an independent filmmaker initiative promoting globally diverse filmmakers sharing stories specific to underrepresented populations at the 71st Festival de Cannes.

Presented by Publicist and Event Producer, Yolonda Brinkley, with support from Julius Tennon and Actress Viola Davis' JuVee Productions and AJUUA Entertainment the Diversity in Cannes Short Film Showcase will present 18 films in competition.

The general showcase will celebrate the work of talented filmmakers who give life to globally diverse characters, with stories that transcend boundaries.

1. "Nemausus" Quentin Uriel
2. "S0.CI3.TY" Khris Burton
3. "90 Days" Jennia Frederique Aponte/Nathan Hale Williams
4. "Sparrow"  Welby Ings
5. "MC Kash" Sajeed A
6. "Reel Women Seen" Amanda Tapping
7. "Forget-me-Nots" Miguel Berzal de Miguel
8. "Colors" Gianni del Corral
9. "La Cumbre" Dana Romanoff

The Women in Formation Showcase, will give special distinction to female filmmakers or those depicting honest images of the feminine voice in film.

1. "The Counter: 1960" Tracy Byrd
2. "Proclamation Punctuation" Sewra G. Kidane
3. "The Bridge" Disha Webb
4. "The First of Many" Elizabeth & Pamela Guest
5. "Grace" Alex Holmes
6. "Haven" Kelly Fyffe-Marshall
7. "The Big Chop Derek Dow"
8. "Bridget and Iain Leah Patterson
9. "BARBELLE" Kelli Paoli

Hand selected by an international screening committee of entertainment industry professionals, the films will screen at an independent event in France concurrent with the 71st Festival de Cannes. Final winners will be selected onsite by an esteemed jury and announced at an awards reception following the showcase.

"For the last eight years Yolonda has been focused on shining a light on films about people of color. The curtain has been lifted, and a fresh conversation can now be had about how inclusive and diverse films travel. A global audience awaits and is ready to be served. We at JuVee support the efforts of Diversity In Cannes --- join us." Julius Tennon, President, Development and Production, JuVee Productions

"The 2018 Diversity in Cannes Short Film Showcase Screening Committee, had the awesome task of determining the official selections from a record 260 submissions from 25 countries. With an acceptance rate of less than 10%, I am delighted to announce the 2018 Diversity in Short Film Showcase Official Selections," comments Yolonda Brinkley, creator of Diversity in Cannes. "I am honored to pioneer the independent movement promoting inclusion at the Cannes Film Festival. However, it's the unwavering support of the filmmakers and the screening committee that inspires my continual efforts to ensure marginalized voices are heard in France and beyond."


The 2018 Diversity in Cannes Short Film Showcase is Monday, May 14 at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Cannes. Tickets available at Film Freeway. In the interim, follow us on social media Facebook @diversencannes (Twitter, IG, Periscope) to learn more.

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