Proud to be a part of this amazing festival! What a great group of people… loved talking to them and learning more about how dedicated they are to helping filmmakers. So thankful for this opportunity.
Proud to be a part of this unique festival!
Session 1: Saturday March 23, 2019 | 11:00am – 3:00pm
The fourth annual Oregon Documentary Film Festival will screen 90+ films, Tickets are on sale for $14 each (click the link below to go to their event page). Location: 5th Avenue Cinema on the campus of Portland State University. Watch films from 16 different countries (including ours)!!
Guess who’s the winner of a Student Documentary Short award? Lana Taylor! Just announced today… she won for January 2019.
Just Announced (via Facebook Live!)…. Lana’s film will be screening at the Charlotte Black film festival this year! Thank you for featuring her work.
So so PROUD to announce that Lana’s film “Astronaut Starbright” is an official selection of the Pan African Film & Arts Festival!!!!
February 7-18, 2019
Los Angeles, CA
This is a tremendous honor. For those of you who may not be familiar… The Pan African Film & Arts Festival (PAFF) is the premier festival for black art and film, held annually in Los Angeles, California for the 27 past years. Black Panther was screened there in 2018. From their website, the mission of PAFF is as follows:
Established in 1992, The Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation dedicated to the promotion of cultural understanding among peoples of African descent. PAFF is dedicated to racial tolerance through the exhibition of film, art and creative expression. It is PAFF’s goal to present and showcase the broad spectrum of Black creative works, particularly those that reinforce positive images and help destroy negative stereotypes. We believe film and art can lead to better understanding and foster communication between peoples of diverse cultures, races, and lifestyles, while at the same time serve as a vehicle to initiate dialogue on the important issues of our times.
A warm and HUGE THANK YOU to the PAFF jury for selecting this film.
Proud to announce that Lana’s film will be shown in the Youth Filmmaker Showcase at the 10th Annual Providence Children’s Film Festival! What an honor… Providence, Rhode Island (so cool)!
This festival is fantastic because it features work by both new and up-and-coming filmmakers. This year is the 10th annual celebration!!
A thoughtful piece written by Bianca He:
Meet the teens behind the award-winning documentary ‘Astronaut Starbright’
Assembly is a digital newsletter and
publication from Malala Fund.
Lana was proud to be a part of Generation Wow 2018 as a speaker in November. She had such a great time! GenWOW is a wonderful event… all girls should have the chance to go and participate. She’s thankful for the opportunity and urges all girls in Jacksonville to get involved! Special thanks to Angela Spears and Kali Freeland.
Alright! This is it! Here’s the DUUUVAL Premier of the Astronaut Starbright documentary.
Thanks to supporters like Antonio Allegretti and Sara Roberts who’ve donated time and space to help screen the film in Lana’s hometown of Jacksonville, Florida. There’s no words to express how grateful she is for their time, support, and encouragement.
So plan on coming to Art Walk this NOVEMBER (2018) to see everything they have to offer… including the Astronaut Starbright documentary by Lana!! This is a great event. If you haven’t been there before or aren’t familiar… Art Walk is the FIRST WEDNESDAY of the month, every month, in Jacksonville, Florida. This year, on November 7th (when our film will be playing), will mark the 15th Anniversary of the event. Viewing the film is FREE TO THE PUBLIC! Bring your family, friends, and acquaintances… Lana and Taylor will be there too.
There will be panel discussions in addition to the screening, see you there!
Lana Taylor won the Female Rising Star Award at the 2018 All American High School Film Festival. The festival received over 2,000 films from around the world, screened over 700 official selections, had 200 nominees for awards and presented ONLY 23 category winners!