AAFCA and Revolt TV Partner For New Culture Series, Short and Fresh; Announce Call For ‘Hip-Hop Identity’ Films from Young Creatives

Short and Fresh: Dope Short Films, Presented by AAFCA and REVOLT TV
Graphic: Courtesy of AAFCA & REVOLT TV

There’s always room for fresh voices and the African American Film Critics Association and Revolt TV seem to agree.

The leading black film critic organization and broadcast network have partnered up with new series, Short and Fresh.

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Per the official press release, “each one-hour episode of Short and Fresh provides audiences with a lens into independent urban short films and scripted content across genres from comedy to horror and romance.” From the trailer, it looks like the show will feature short films tackling gentrification in Brooklyn, white supremacy, and more.

“AAFCA collaborating with Revolt TV to curate video for ‘Short and Fresh’ fits well into our wheelhouse as an organization that’s dedicated to discovering and nurturing new talent in content creation,” AAFCA president, Gil Robertson, said in a press release.

In an effort to showcase new talent, AAFCA and Revolt have announced “a call-to-action targeting young creatives whose vision represents hip hop identity within film.” Interested filmmakers are encouraged to submit their short films (12-15 minutes recommended length) and enter at aafca.com.

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“Revolt is a black-owned multi-platform media company and the leading voice of Hip Hop culture,” Robyn Lattaker-Johnson, Head of Content and Development at Revolt, said via press release. “We’re excited to be working directly with AAFC as experts to identify rising stars in the film space. This next generation of filmmakers spearhead the broader social conversation that moves the culture forward, and Revolt celebrates those voices. Our lens, our experiences, our stories.”

Short and Fresh airs bimonthly on Fridays at 10 p.m. ET on Revolt.

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