Earlier this week, award-winning Selma director Ava DuVernay took to Twitter for a 12-hour “Rebel-A-Thon,” campaigning for diversity in film. She helped unite over 40 black filmmakers in support of AFFRM, the African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement, and ARRAY, the group’s multi-platform label. You can catch up with the wisdom sprinkled throughout the conversations under the hashtag #ARRAY. Join the AFFRM and ARRAY movement by visiting the project website, where artists and film advocates are gathering to support “varied voices and images in cinema.” We’ve organized a handy list of the filmmakers who participated in the eye-opening Rebel-A-Thon. Follow them on Twitter (by clicking their names or embedded feeds) to keep up with their ongoing projects. You can learn more about many of the filmmakers in our list of 50 essential African-American films.
His 2011 drama Gun Hill Road won him the Grand Jury Prize nomination at the Sundance Film Festival and starred Harmony Santana, the first transgender actress to be nominated for a major award in the United States.