The African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement (AFFRM) founded by  Ava DuVernay announced the launch of its second annual membership drive to continue its mission of furthering and fostering the work of diverse filmmakers and cultivating audiences for that work.


Since 2011, AFFRM’s Array Releasing has distributed eight feature films by underrepresented  filmmakers in theaters and on digital platforms. The 30-day membership drive to help sustain those efforts will run through June 5, with perks and incentives for new and returning members. Last year members were invited to participate in curated conversations with Tim Story, Gina Prince Bythewood and Justin Simien and received special screening access among other perks.

“We are asking past and new members to add their names to the credits of a movement by becoming 2015 AFFRM Rebels. Our Rebel membership allows film artists and advocates to not just speak about the need for change in the film industry but take an active role in creating artistic diversity. ” explained ARRAY’s Managing Director Tilane Jones.  For more information visit here.