ava duvernay

Director Ava Duvernay can relate to her documentary subject Venus Williams. Both are from Compton, California and both emerged onto the national scene in areas…

Riding high from the success of her independent film “Middle of Nowhere,” writer, director and founder of the African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement (AFFRM), Ava DuVernay announced…

Ava Duvernay, winner of the 2012 Sundance Best Director Award, is back with another compelling film titled “Middle Of Nowhere.” The movie is a portrait…

By theGrio.com The Huffington Post reported that Ava Duvernay became the first black woman to win ‘best director’ at Sundance Film Festival Sunday. Her film, Middle of Nowhere is the second full-length feature for the director. Her first, I WIll Follow was released last March to glowing reviews. DuVernay’s production company Forward Movement, produced her […]

What happens when love takes you places you never thought you’d go? Or better yet, what happens when an independent Black female filmmaker drops her second film in as many years that has all the makings of another indie film phenomenon?  You may remember writer/producer/director Ava DuVernay’s first film, I Will Follow, that almost overnight […]

HelloBeautiful’s co-founder Ava DuVernay is a filmmaker and publicist who hopes to spread the distribution of black-themed films with her new organization, the African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement (AFFRM). In March, black film festivals based in New York, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Seattle and Los Angeles will be the first backers of the movement to collectively get […]