Throughout 2019, REVOLT TV aired “Short & Fresh,” a program featuring a series of short works from up-and-coming filmmakers who’s goal is to push the culture forward.
As per a press release from the AAFCA, the station REVOLT TV have announced that the program will be returning for a second season, featuring even more promising young filmmakers.
The second season will be returning in partnership with the African-American Film Critics Association, and below is the press release with details on the upcoming season:
‘REVOLT TV announces an all-new season of “Short & Fresh”, a monthly anthology series featuring short films rooted in Hip Hop culture created by a diverse range of rising filmmakers. The network is celebrating its return with a jam-packed episode in partnership with the African-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA), a renowned group of film critics spotlighting black excellence in film. REVOLT and AAFCA collaborated to curate the premiere, which features short films “Office Sweats,” “Royal T-ype,” “Know Me So Well,” and “Drive Slow.”
“The mission statement of Short & Fresh has always been to identify and spotlight the next generation of rising filmmakers, so there’s natural synergy with AAFCA, a long-established champion for the film community,” says Jonathyn Pankratz, Vice President of Programming at REVOLT. “We’re excited to partner with AAFCA to shine an even bigger spotlight as our network continues to serve as the platform for emerging talent in the Hip Hop community.”
“Film shorts function as an important ‘testing ground’ for emerging filmmakers, which is why the African American Film Critics Association was thrilled to take part in the discovery of the next-gen talent featured on REVOLT’s “Short & Fresh,”” says Gil Robertson, President of AAFCA. “It’s been a privilege to witness the start of so many promising careers.”
The announcement ties into REVOLT’s Black History Month (#BHMX) campaign, featuring a large slate of network and digital premieres throughout February.
Featured short films:
Directed by Artii Smith
A young African-American man struggles with character duality issues at the workplace, juggling both being himself and fitting the mold of corporate white America norms without a place for “black” culture.
“Royal T -ype”
Directed by Kamille Wright
A semi-functional schizophrenic man with the skills of Shakespeare holds onto life with his typewriter…until it goes missing.
“Know Me So Well”
Directed by Starr Nathan
When a Brooklyn-dwelling British woman in her late twenties realizes her relationship has run its course, she decides to explore a new romance, sending her on a journey of self-love, regret, and heartbreaking consequences.
Directed by Terrence Thompson
A teenager from the South Side of Chicago tries to finish his college essays. As he struggles to boil down his complex surroundings in 500 words, his friends’ disparate opinions, racist news narratives, and the threat of lingering danger only complicate the process.‘
The second series of “Short & Fresh” will air Feb. 21, 2020 at 10 p.m. ET, on REVOLT TV and their on demand service. New episodes are released monthly.
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