Movement Promoting Inclusion At Cannes Film Festival Announces Decade's Top 10 Global Filmmakers
LOS ANGELES: To commemorate its 10th anniversary, Diversity in Cannes, the independent film movement promoting inclusion at the Cannes Film Festival, announced its Top 10 Filmmakers of the Decade, in celebration of diverse content creators worldwide.
Curated by Yolonda Brinkley, the founder, and a committee of film professionals, filmmakers were chosen based on their body of work, their approach to filmmaking and their desire to challenge stereotypes and to positively shape the perception of marginalized people globally.
Selected from 1500 creatives who have submitted short-form content to the Diversity in Cannes Short Film Showcase since inception, filmmakers represent India, Italy, Jamaica, Mexico, Nigeria, New Zealand, Sweden, United Kingdom and the United States. From television/film directors and editors to voiceover artists and foundation managers, the Diversity in Cannes Top 10 Filmmakers of the Decade are recognized for their ability to educate, entertain and to shift the narrative of underrepresented populations around the world.
"I am excited to celebrate 10 years of independently promoting inclusion at the Cannes Film Festival and to culminate our year-long festivities announcing Diversity in Cannes' Top 10 Filmmakers of the Decade," comments Yolonda Brinkley, entertainment publicist and creator of Diversity in Cannes. "At a time when the global film industry continues to struggle with inclusivity, I am thrilled to celebrate these 12 international filmmakers who intentionally uplift marginalized underrepresented voices with their stories!"
The Diversity in Cannes Top 10 Filmmakers of the Decade:
· Sajeed A (India)
· Tamara Bunker (Mexico)
∙ Xavier Burgin (United States)
· Pete Chatmon (United States)
· Max Chicco (Italy)
∙ Tosin Coker (Nigeria)
· Aurora Fearnley (UK)
· Tamika Lamison (United States)
· Kia Moses (Jamaica)
∙ Robin Murphy (New Zealand)
· Iggi Ogard/Renee Faia (Sweden/United States)
· Zanah Thirus (United States)
The Diversity in Cannes Top 10 Filmmakers of the Decade will be celebrated throughout the month and acknowledged at the Diversity in Cannes Pre-Cannes Film Festival Information Session and Reception, February 13, 2020 at the Writers Guild of America, West in Los Angeles.
The inaugural Top 10 Filmmakers Series was created to commemorate Diversity in Cannes' 10th anniversary of promoting inclusion at the Cannes Film Festival and featured the Top 10 Black Filmmakers during Black History Month and Top 10 Women in Film celebrating women's history in March. To learn more email [email protected] or follow @diversencannes on social media.
Alternatively, to be considered for the 2020 Diversity in Cannes Short Film Showcase, submit films, web series and or music videos via filmfreeway.com/diversityincannes, using code DICRIDERS for discount.