Thursday, May 5, 2016


I am very proud to be part of the international screening committee for BEYOND BORDERS: DIVERSITY IN CANNES​ Presented by American Publicist and Event Producer, Yolonda Brinkley​, with support from RLJ Entertainment’s Urban Movie Channel, ZODIAC ENTERTAINMENT​ Ltd., Cinema du Cannes Project, Film TV Diversity, Purple Reels and Leonard Green's Digital Slang Comics, in two parallel sections, the Diversity in Cannes Short Film Showcase will present 15 films in competition, selected by an international screening committee of diverse film industry executives including Whitney Davis of CBS Entertainment Diversity. 

The general showcase will celebrate the work of talented filmmakers who give life to globally diverse characters and stories, with messages that transcend boundaries. 

Huge congrats to all filmmakers that have submitted their works and especially to the selected films that will screen during the Diversity in Cannes in May 2016. 


The general showcase will celebrate the work of talented filmmakers who give life to globally diverse characters and stories, with messages that transcend boundaries. 
  1. Antoine by Cyrus Neshvad (Luxembourg)
  2. Arthur by Alberto Meroni (Switzerland)
  3. Bound for Greatness by James Gadd (USA)
  4. Genghis Khan Conquers The Moon by Kerry Yang (USA)
  5. Olde E by Xavier Neal-Burgin (USA)
  6. Silence by Elena Brodach (Russia)
  7. Wrestling Za'atari by Daniel B. Levitt (Jordan)
The Women in Formation edition, will give special distinction to female filmmakers who depict honest images of the feminine voice in film.
  1. Ablution (Wuzu) by Parisa Barani (Iran)
  2. ANNA by Harriett Maire (New Zealand)
  3. B Love by Shahari Moore (USA)
  4. Debris-Escombros by Mary-Lyn Chambers (USA)
  5. Hevêrk (the Circle/le Cercle) by Ruken Tekes (Turkey)
  6. Murmur by Aurora Fearnley (UK)
  7. Next by Elena Broadach (Russia)
  8. Pale Blue by Abigail McFarlane (USA)
The Diversity in Cannes Short Film Showcase International Screening Committee, had the awesome task of determining the official selections from a record number of submissions from 29 countries including Aruba, Belgium, Cameroon, Cuba, Lebanon and New Zealand.  Films will be screened at a private event during the 69th Festival de Cannes and final winners will be selected by jury and announced during an awards ceremony immediately following the showcase.
The 2016 installment is Monday, May 16 at the Radisson Blu Hotel, 2 boulevard Jean Hilbert Cannes, France 06414. Additional details about the Diversity In Cannes Diversity Day 2016 are forthcoming.  In the interim, for more information or to support the movement, email at, visit or follow on social media @diversencannes (Twitter, IG, Periscope).

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