AfroFuturism Fest 2021 Presented by the Urban Mediamakers

Afrofuturism

It is Afrofuturism in the Park, Sat., October 23, 2021 as we celebrate Black Sci-Fi, Horror and Fantasy | Sweet Water Park | 800 Bethesda School Rd., Lawrenceville, GA – 1-5p | FREE | Costume Contest | Giveaways, Games, Snacks | Come Out and Bring family/friends https://umff.com/afrofuturism.html.

“Many of us blerds (black nerds, to you) who have read the Black Panther comics never thought the day would come when we would finally see this story adapted for the big screen. With the movie’s already profound effect on pop culture, it is provoking deeper discussions around reimagined worlds with black politicians, spiritual leaders and monarchs at the helm. We’re hearing the word “Afrofuturism” a lot.

Jamie Broadnax, Founder and editor-in-chief of Black Girl Nerds writes:

But what exactly is Afrofuturism?

Afrofuturism is the reimagining of a future filled with arts, science and technology seen through a black lens. The term was conceived a quarter-century ago by white author Mark Dery in his essay “Black to the Future,” which looks at speculative fiction within the African diaspora. The essay rests on a series of interviews with black content creators.”

Read Broadnax full article at https://www.huffpost.com/entry/opinion-broadnax-afrofuturism-black-panther_n_5a85f1b9e4b004fc31903b95.

Young Urban Mediamakers (YUMs) Videopalooza for Middle and High School Filmmakers

Young Urban Mediamakers Videopalooza Competition

We are training and supporting the next generation of content creators and storytellers with the Young Urban Mediamakers (YUMs) program. Young Urban Mediamakers is a group of middle and high school students ages 12-18 who are interested in the film/TV industry. Videopalooza is the annual competition of YUMs held during the annual Urban Mediamakers Festival.  Videopalooza his taking place Tuesday, October 19, 2020, 1-2p EST. Get the details at https://umff.com/youngurbanmediamakers.html.