The African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement (AFFRM) announced last week the launch of their second annual membership drive to continue its mission of furthering and fostering the work of diverse filmmakers and cultivating audiences for that work. Since 2011, AFFRM’s Array Releasing has distributed eight feature films by underrepresented filmmakers in theaters and on digital platforms. Click on the ?Together We Are Strong? icon to? the right to view the AFFRM Rebel Membership Drive video.
The 30-day membership drive to help sustain those efforts begins May 4 through June 5, with perks and incentives for new and returning members. The announcement was made by AFFRM Founder and SELMA director, Ava DuVernay. AFFRM’s Rebel membership benefits for 2014 included:
- THE CALL-IN: curated filmmaker conversations with Tim Story, Gina Prince Bythewood and Justin Simien
- INVITATION-ONLY GOOGLE HANGOUTS with industry experts
- AFFRM REBEL SWAG, including keychain, memo pad, wristband and more
- SPECIAL SCREENING ACCESS to films and live events in major cities
?We are asking past and new members to add their names to the credits of a movement by becoming 2015 AFFRM Rebels. Our Rebel membership allows film artists and advocates to not just speak about the need for change in the film industry but take an active role in creating artistic diversity. ? explained ARRAY?s Managing Director Tilane Jones.
To join AFFRM + ARRAY as a Rebel member, interested individuals and companies can go here.