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These spotlights will vary in length, depending on the information provided from behind the scenes. If we come across more relevant information, we will update these posts accordingly.
Here at CCBFF, we’re passionate about films and the inspirational minds behind them. As declared in our mission statement, one of our many goals is to support and exhibit visual creations which portray the African American experience and the history of African lineage around the world. With this vision in mind – and the support of some wonderful sponsors – we have brought this festival to fruition, and we are excited to share our filmmakers’ stories with you!
We continue our Spotlight segment with Finding Neptune, playing Saturday September 28th. For tickets, visit the Omni Hotel and register for the second screening at the Stateside Theatre at the Paramount.
About The Filmmaker
Tosin Coker is a multi-faceted award winning filmmaker of
both West African and American heritage. After an inspiring first experience in the industry working as a music video director, he delved into his studies and went on to earn an MFA in Motion
Picture & Television from The Academy of Art University San Francisco as
well as a BS in Media Arts and Animation from the Art Institute of Los Angeles.
Tosin has since
produced, directed and edited music videos for many international talents,
documentaries and short films including the award winning short film” Doorways”
starring Emmy Award Winner Diahnna Nicole Baxter (Scandal) and Elimu Nelson
(‘Love don’t Cost a Thing’, ‘Things Never Said’ and ‘Private Practice’).
‘Doorways’ toured the national and international film festival circuit in 2011
and 2012 bagging several official selections and awards.
Tosin’s latest effort Finding Neptune, which tells the story of a young
couple’s co-dependency on each other and how their vices ultimately
deteriorates their relationship. has just been released and is touring film
festivals, while he continues work on other creative projects.
Be sure to keep coming back for more information about the films, even after the festival!