DuVernay and RZA are both very extraordinary yet conscious filmmakers who films seamlessly visually and conceptually touch and resonate with people across all barriers. It is with much excitement that will be keynote speakers at the SXSW film fest in Austin ,Texas of March 2015.
Ava DuVernay, is the first african american woman Golden Globe nominee for her latest film Selma Ava DuVernay writer, producer, director and distributor of independent film. . DuVernay is founder of AFFRM, a film distribution collective dedicated to African-American cinema. She sits on the boards of Film Independent and the Sundance institute.
While RZA is a multi-Grammy award-winning producer and original member of WU-TANG CLAN , he is also very influential in the film world by being a BAFTA nominated film composer and actor. He also scored the Emmy-nominated American adaptation of the Japanese anime Afro Samurai, executive produced by and starring Samuel L. Jackson. RZA has also appeared in Mr. Right, Gang Related, The Man With The Iron Fists,American Gangster, Funny People, Due Date, The Next Three Days and G.I. Joe 2.
The Keynote sessions will be held at 11:00am Saturday, March 14 – Tuesday March 17 in the Austin Convention Center. I am already ecstatic about this massive event and any film addicts/ aspiring filmmakers should purchase your tickets now because they will for sure be sold out !