International 'Black Muslim Girl Fly' Announces 2020 Film Festival Lineup
Tickets are on sale now for the third annual event, featuring films, episodic works, an industry panel and virtual concert, centering the stories of Black Muslim women, hosted online via Seed & Spark on December 13th, 2020.
By: Audaz Entertainment
The lineup of features, short films and episodic works include:
This year's judge panel includes TV/Film producer Effie T. Brown (DEAR WHITE PEOPLE), award-winning actor/producer Fanshen Cox (Pearl Street Films); producer/director Quan Lateef-Hill (BLACK GIRLS ROCK!); and actor Hisham Tawfiq (NBC's "THE BLACKLIST). Singer/songwriter Amira Unplugged is also tapped to perform and writer/director Nijla Mu'min (JINN) will receive the 2020 Harmon-Dixon Trailblazer Award.
Award-winning filmmaker Nia Malika Dixon launched the BMGFly Fest as an inclusive platform to expand cinematic narratives of Black women and highlight untold stories of Black Muslim women across the globe. "We know that stories told through film and TV have a unique ability to scale empathy, deepen understanding and connect hearts and minds," says Dixon of the fest's efforts to demystify ideas about Black Muslim culture. "Since our voices are not included in mainstream cinematic narratives, the BMGFly Festival exists as our means of harness our full creative freedom. We are creating a platform for Black Muslim creatives to connect, share and celebrate our stories with audiences worldwide."