Sundance Screens Short Films In 'Africa First' Program

For filmmakers everywhere, there's no buzz quite like Sundance Film Festival buzz. The festival, currently taking place in Park City, Utah is often an indicator of what films we'll be talking about for the next year or so. If you remember, a little unknown film called "Precious" premiered at the festival last year to rave reviews. Need we say more? This year Focus Features is creating some buzz for African cinema by way of it's 'Africa First' program in which three emerging filmmakers are selected to screen their short films at the prestigious festival. The year's films are from three women filmmakers from South Africa, Senegal and Kenya. ESSENCE.com spoke with 'Africa First' supervisor Kisha Imani Cameron about how the three short films are setting the tone for a new voice in African cinema. Read More: The 'Precious' Four Nelson Mandela In The Movies
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