As we edge closer to the inaugural Idlewild International Film Festival, we would like to make sure that you are well prepared for your visit to this historic community. If you are planning to be at the festival, it is very important that you are aware of the following details:
The Cinematic Griot Collective brings to you “The Idlewild International Film Festival” an outdoor film screening under the stars in the Historical African American Community of Idlewild, Michigan. The 2019 Idlewild International Film Festival will showcase WOMEN filmmakers from all walks of life telling vibrant and unique stories. The festival will take place outdoors on the Paradise Lake Festival Grounds. The entire weekend will be filled with short films, tours of the Island, art, music, food, and fun!
The Idlewild International Film Festival will feature carefully curated films, documentaries and music videos, presented to you from all over the world! This festival will also include an art and photography exhibit from the natives and neighboring communities entitled “Voices of Idlewild”.
Idlewild, once the so-called “Black Eden of Michigan”, is known for its beautiful beaches, glistening lakes, and native wildlife. During the height of its popularity, travelers from all over the country would come here to experience its exciting nightlife, regularly featuring entertainers such as the legendary Lena Horne, Motown’s own The Four Tops and stage and screen star Della Reese.
After segregation ended, more entertainers of color were free to perform anywhere in the country and Idlewild became somewhat forgotten. Over the past two decades, there has been a renewed interest in Idlewild. Many new business and venues have sprung up in the Idlewild community and in 2019 we invite you to join us in making history (again) by attending the first Idlewild International Film Festival.
The Cinematic Griot Collective is a network of filmmakers, artists, and creatives who create and showcase, inspiring and unique culturally relevant works. We aim to reach beyond the surface with non-linear perspectives and creations. Traveling throughout forgotten communities, we bring to the forefront people and places that are often overlooked, misrepresented and forgotten.
hort Narratives and Documentaries, Micro Short Narratives and Documentaries, Talk
For more information on this event https://www.facebook.com/events/382485532493344/