Global Disruptor Creates Opportunity For Underrepresented Filmmakers At Cannes Film Festival

With Support From Julius Tennon and Academy Award Winner Viola Davis' JuVee Productions, Yolonda Brinkley is Pleased to Announce 2019 Diversity in Cannes Short Film Showcase Official Selections.
2019 Diversity in Cannes Short Film Showcase Official Selections
2019 Diversity in Cannes Short Film Showcase Official Selections
LOS ANGELES - April 20, 2019 - PRLog -- "Yolonda Brinkley, creator of Diversity in Cannes is pleased to announce the official selections for the 2019 Diversity in Cannes Short Film Showcase, created to ensure marginalized voices and underrepresented filmmakers are seen, heard and celebrated at the Cannes Film Festival.

Presented by American Publicist and Event Producer, Yolonda Brinkley, with support from Academy Award Winner Viola Davis and Julius Tennon's JuVee Productions, Midian Films and Director, Crystle C. Roberson, the Diversity in Cannes Short Film Showcase will present the following 15 films in competition, with universal stories about class, gender, physical ability, race, religion and sexual orientation, that transcend boundaries.

"Sacred Hair" by Mario Morin (Canada)

"Lalo's House" by Kelley Kali (Haiti/USA)

"Flight" by Kia Moses and Adrian McDonald (Jamaica)

"On Time" by Xavier Neal Burgin (USA)

"Pig Heart" by Artjom Baranov (Germany)

"On The Clock" by Tayo Amos (USA)

"Within Our Reach" by Nattasuda Anusonadisai and Patrick Kaplain (Sri Lanka)

"Other Loving" by Lise Johnson (USA)

"Arthur Rambo" by Guillaume Levil (France)

"Sound" by Tawan Bazemore (USA)

"Thursday" by John Anthony Flavin (Spain)

"Stuck" by Praheme Praphet (USA)

"Prizefighter" by Lyndon Barrois (USA)

"The Rabbit" by Svetlana Vlady (Italy)

"Dancing Manilenyos" by Patrick Alcedo (Phillipines)

"The Man of the Trees" by Andrea Trivero

"Cafe Abundance" by Emily McGregor

"We are ecstatic to join forces again with Yolonda as she announces the 2019 Diversity In Cannes Short Film Showcase official selections. Now more than ever, those of us with a seat at the table must continue to foster and encourage diverse voices and content." Julius Tennon, President, Development and Production, JuVee Productions

Hand selected by a 53 member international screening committee of diverse entertainment industry professionals and film enthusiasts, from a record 359 submissions and 34 countries including China, Denmark, Ethiopia, Ghana, Jamaica, Japan, Russia, Turkey and New Zealand, the films will be screened at an independent event in France, concurrent with the 72nd Festival de Cannes.

Final winners will be selected onsite by an esteemed international jury and announced at an awards reception immediately following the screening. Two lucky Diversity in Cannes Short Film Showcase winners will receive:

* Script Coverage (feature or short film script) from an entertainment company.

* Meetings with Julius Tennon and other industry experts specializing in film
  sales, distribution and production.

* Feature article or interview in an online magazine or blog.

* Complimentary submission to global film festival as determined by Diversity in
  Cannes program administrator.

* Link to winning film or trailer on Diversity in Cannes website and social media
  pages as appropriate.

* Complimentary contract review by entertainment attorney.

* Social media strategy consultation with leading marketing expert.

* On set shadowing opportunity with Director Crystle C. Roberson.

* List of global film initiatives created to provide resources for future projects.

"The Diversity in Cannes Screening Committee, had the awesome task of determining the official selections from hundreds of global submissions. With an acceptance rate of less than 5%, I am delighted to announce the 2019 Diversity in Cannes Short Film Showcase Official Selections," comments Yolonda Brinkley, creator of Diversity in Cannes. "I am humbled by the unwavering support of these talented yet underrepresented filmmakers.They inspire my continued fight for inclusion at the Cannes Film Festival and the larger global film industry.

The 2019 Diversity in Cannes Short Film Showcase is Monday, May 20 at the Radisson Blu Hotel, 2 boulevard Jean Hilbert Cannes, France 06414. Tickets are available at Film Freeway ( For more information or to support the movement, email, ( visit website ( or follow on social media Facebook ( @diversencannes (Twitter, IG).

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