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Mayor Ras J. Baraka and Kenneth Gifford to Announce Official Partnership between Newark International Film Festival and Cannes Can: Diversity Collective

originally published: 06/07/2019

Mayor Ras J. Baraka and Kenneth Gifford to Announce Official Partnership between  Newark International Film Festival and Cannes Can: Diversity Collective

(NEWARK, NJ) -- Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka and Kenneth Gifford, founder of the Newark International Film Festival (NewarkIFF), will announce the official partnership between NewarkIFF and Cannes Can: Diversity Collective (CC:DC) at a press conference on Tuesday, June 11, at 11:00am at Newark City Hall (920 Broad Street).

The newly formed partnership, in collaboration with the Newark Office of Film + Television and Rutgers Express Newark Community Media Center (CMC), will send three local filmmakers to the 66th Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity in France. The filmmakers will travel to France on June 12 and return June 22. While there, they will film CC:DC’s Inkwell Beach Cannes activities and surrounding festival activities and ultimately create a short documentary of their experiences.

A historical nod to the famous beach in Martha’s Vineyard (a Cape Cod, Massachusetts, island popular among African-American vacationers), Inkwell Beach Cannes will celebrate the contributions/perspectives of persons of color and from underrepresented communities in creative, media, marketing, entertainment, technology, and communication fields, explored through panel discussions, creative pitch competitions, talent showcases, and more.

This collaboration will give diverse filmmakers the opportunity to film and experience new cultures and strengthen their industry résumés and relationships. Equipment, training, and resources for the filmmakers will be provided by the Rutgers Express Newark CMC and the sponsorship of NewarkIFF by Prudential Foundation and PSEG Foundation.

 





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Saturday, Dec 14, 2019


MUSIC


Aaron West & The Roaring Twenties @ House of Independents, Asbury Park - 7:30pm

Motor City Revue @ The Wonder Bar, Asbury Park - 7:00pm

NEW POLITICS, PLAIN WHITE T'S & THE MOWGLI'S @ The Stone Pony, Asbury Park - 6:00pm

HOLIDAY DOO WOP VOL. II @ Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), Englewood - 7:00pm


Jackie Evancho @ The Levoy Theatre, Millville - 8:00pm

DUEL OF THE DECADES: 90'S VS. Y2K @ The Wellmont Theater, Montclair - 7:00pm

GANDINI JUGGLING AND ALEXANDER WHITLEY AMERICAN PREMIERE SPRING @ Alexander Kasser Theater, Montclair - 8:00pm

Morris Choral Society Presents "Baroque Jewels and Songs of the Season" @ Morristown United Methodist Church , Morristown - 8:00pm

Imperial Brass Sounds of the season @ Grace Episcopal Church (Nyack, NY), Nyack - 3:00pm

Princeton Symphony Orchestra: Holiday POPS! @ Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall, Princeton - 3:00pm and 6:00pm

The Hot Sardines @ South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC), South Orange - 8:00pm

Broadway for the Holidays: A Musical Revue @ Jay & Linda Grunin Center For The Arts At Ocean County College, Toms River - 8:00pm

Quiet Storm @ Lizzie Rose Music Room, Tuckerton - 7:30pm






THEATRE


It's A Wonderful Life: Live from WVL Radio Theatre @ The Avenel Performing Arts Center, Avenel - 2:00pm and 8:00pm

East Lynne Theater Company presents THE GREAT TREE AND OTHER TALES BY ZONA GALE @ First Presbyterian Church (Cape May), Cape May - 2:00pm and 8:00pm

It's A Wonderful Life @ CDC Theatre, Cranford - 2:00pm and 7:30pm

Free to Be...You and Me @ Players Guild of Leonia at the Civil War Drill Hall Theatre, Leonia - 3:00pm and 7:00pm

Broadway for the Holidays: A Musical Revue @ Jay & Linda Grunin Center For The Arts At Ocean County College, Toms River - 8:00pm

Madeline’s Christmas @ Studio Playhouse Upper Montclair, Upper Montclair - 1:30pm and 3:30pm

COMEDY


Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical @ Pax Amicus Castle Theatre, Budd Lake - 7:00pm


DANCE


NEW JERSEY BALLET'S NUTCRACKER WITH NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA @ Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC), Morristown - 1:00pm and 6:00pm

NUTCRACKER - AMERICAN REPERTORY BALLET @ State Theatre New Jersey, New Brunswick - 2:00pm and 7:00pm

The Nutcracker, National Ballet Theater of Odessa @ Prudential Hall @ New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), Newark - 2:00pm and 7:00pm


The Nutcracker @ Jay & Linda Grunin Center For The Arts At Ocean County College, Toms River - 1:00pm and 4:00pm


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Polar Express Pajama Party @ Brook Arts Center, Bound Brook - 6:30pm

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