The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA) and African Film Festival,Inc. (AFF) proudly celebrate the 12th Annual KIDflix Film Fest of Bed-Stuy this August! This year’s festival promises to be the most exciting line up ever with newly released film’s of the African Diaspora, live performances, Q&A opportunities with directors, art workshops for children and as always we will end with our grand finale dance party for The Wiz! In addition, MoCADA is thrilled to premier MoCADA TV prior to each feature film, which is an exciting new revolution that takes the African Diaspora outside of its Museum walls and into the world of television!
Marking the 12th Anniversary of the Annual KIDflix Film Fest of Bed-Stuy, this year’s selection will feature a very exciting and eclectic line up including:
August 5th – Performance: Jamel Gaines’ Creative Outlet Dance Academy – Feature: “Brownstones to Red Dirt” with director and actors attending the screening
Featured Film: Brownstones to Red Dirt, directed by Dave LaMattina, Chad N. Walker
Children from Marcy’s Housing Development in Bedford – Stuyvesant and orphans from Sierra Leone are featured in Brownstones to Red Dirt, a feature-length documentary, which tells the story of how these children find one another through a pen pal program that not only expands how they see the world but also shows them how much they have in common through shared experiences.
August 12th – Performance: Violin Diva (Jazz, RnB, Soul) – Short: “Mwansa the Great” – Feature: “Soul Boy”
Featured Film: Soul Boy, directed by Hawa Essuman and Tom Tykwer
Soul Boy is a 2010 Kenyan drama film, written by Billy Kahora and directed by Hawa Essuman. When his father falls ill a teenager sets out to find the cure, only to learn that a witch has stolen his father’s soul.
August 19th – Caribbean Night: A Night of Animated Shorts and Performances presented by CariBBeing Film Festival,Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival and Anime Caribe
This evening will include children specific, African Diasporic film shorts from the Caribbean. Additionally, there will be performances from CASYM Steel Orchestra and food donated by Sugar Cane Restaurant. This event will be a festive evening of Caribbean film and culture!
August 26th- Performance: “Dance Like Michael” workshop with Aamir Smith – Feature: “The Wiz”
Featured Film: The Wiz, directed by Sidney Lumet
Starring the beloved late Lena Horne as Glenda the Good Witch and the late Michael Jackson in his award winning role as Scarecrow, and the talented Diana Ross, The Wiz is a 1970s urban adaptation of The Wizard of Oz. This film version of the Tony award winning Broadway sensation will have you up out your sit, ready to “Ease on Down the Road”.