#BlackMuslimGirlFly Film Fest!

Hey, Black Muslim Girls and Women.
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Our stories are not told. In Film. On TV.  In Fiction.LET’S CHANGE THAT.✨SHINE A LIGHT ON BLACK MUSLIM GIRL FILMMAKERS WORLDWIDE!✨

✨Submit your film or project to the Festival, click here:

https://bmgfly.com/international-film-festival-of-bmgfly/submissions/

*With the #BlackMuslimGirlFly Fest, EVERY Black Girl with a story will have the opportunity for the whole world to watch their films. To see, hear, and feel their stories.* Click here to see the online film festival that inspired ours:  http://www.pbs.org/filmfestival/2018-festival/

✨Who will see our stories and be affected? The whole world. And, it’s about time!
Submissions for the IFFB Fest open up on SEPTEMBER 20, 2018

Submit here for the #BlackMuslimGirlFly Festival 2018!
✨ CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT: https://bit.ly/2OzZEhH ✨

✨CLICK HERE TO CONTRIBUTE to the #BMGFly Film Festival:

https://www.gofundme.com/international-film-fest-bmgfly/

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*As the Board of Directors for the Festival, we’ve been working hard because WE ARE Black Muslim Girls; writing screenplays, shooting films and documentaries, making music videos,  commercials, and high-profile events. We are Professionals in our fields.

Board of Directors:

Nia Malika Dixon, Writer-Director –  https://niamalikadixon.com/  https://BMGFly.com
Malikah A. Shabazz, Producer – Director – https://www.malikahashabazz.com/
Quan Hill-Lateef, Producer – Director – http://thequan.com/
Ayanna Qadeem, Art Director – Editor – https://vimeo.com/ayannaqadeem
Qadriyyah Tauheed, Chief Financial Officer
Salihah Clayton, Director of Outreach

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Who will see our stories and be affected? The whole world. And, it’s about time!

Submissions for the IFFB Fest open up on SEPTEMBER 20, 2018

The Festival will take place on December 15, 2018, in Los Angeles, CA and around the world. Our Board of Directors, Filmmakers themselves, will host Opening and Closing Nights Ceremonies, Live and Simulcast!

*Ambassadors in diverse cities and countries will host watch parties as we broadcast live the Opening Day events from historic Leimert Park.

THIS IS AMERICA. TRUMP’S AMERICA.

As El-Hajj Malik Shabazz (Malcolm X) once said profoundly, “The most disrespected person in America is the black woman. The most unprotected person in America is the black woman. The most neglected person in America is the black woman.”

**THIS IS WHY WE NEED YOUR FUNDS:

We need funds to pay for venues, catering, awards for the winning filmmakers, the red carpet, the step-and-repeat, the event photographer, the audience’s viewing platform, the marketing and advertisement, the stipends to pay our Board of Directors, (this is hard work!) the gifts for our winners, for our jurors, for our panelists.

*All the films will be available to the public for viewing and voting, ONLINE! And, we have invitations going out to several special celebrity guests to attend as jurors and panelists. The Festival Weekend will be packed full of events, info, and a wide array of films to watch, bringing fresh new stories for our very, under-served audience.*

✨BE A PART OF HISTORY! CONTRIBUTE! THOSE WHO JOIN US IN FUNDING THIS PROJECT WILL BE REWARDED, AND NOT JUST BY THE EXPERIENCE ALONE.✨

1. TOP TIER GIVERS – Receive their choice in either the OG Black Tee or the Fresh White Tee, along with our Swag Bags, Movie Passes to all the films in the competition! {$1,000 or more contribution.}

2. LEVEL 2 CONTRIBUTORS – Receive a spotlight on our social media page, a special #Live “Thank You!” online from the Director of the Board, Nia Malika Dixon and all the members of the IFFB Board, free movie passes to ALL of the films in competition, the Official IFFB Pin, “Determined Like Hajar,” and a chance to win the Official #BMGFly Tee in the final drawing. {$500 – $999.99 contribution.}

3. LEVEL 3 CONTRIBUTORS – Receive a spotlight on our social media page, a special #Live “Thank You!” online from the Director of the Board, Nia Malika Dixon and all the members of the IFFB Board, the Official IFFB Pin, “Determined Like Hajar,” free movie passes to the three films of his/her choice, and a chance to win the Official #BMGFly Tee in the final drawing. {$400 – $499.99 contribution.}

4. LEVEL 4 CONTRIBUTORS – Receive a spotlight on our social media page, a special #Live “Thank You!” online from the Director of the Board, Nia Malika Dixon and all the members of the IFFB Board, the Official IFFB Pin, “Determined Like Hajar,” free movie passes to two films of his/her choice, and a chance to win the Official #BMGFly Tee in the final drawing. {$200 -$399.99 contribution.}

5. LEVEL 5 CONTRIBUTORS – Receive the Official IFFB Pin, “Determined Like Hajar,” a spotlight on our social media page, a special #Live “Thank You!” online from the Director of the Board, Nia Malika Dixon and all the members of the IFFB Board, and a chance to win the Official #BMGFly Tee in the final drawing. {$50 -$199.99 contribution.}

6. ALL CONTRIBUTORS – Receive a special #Live “Thank You!” online from the Director of the Board, Nia Malika Dixon, and all the members of the IFFB Board! Along with a chance to win the Official #BMGFly Tee in the final drawing. {$1 – $49.99 contribution.}

*Here’s a sneak peek at the short film written and directed by Nia Malika Dixon, (@Nia.Malika.Dixon) with the talented Ayanna Qadeem (@ThaBlackStarchild) as director of photography.

This is your teaser for the experimental short, that will definitely get you ready for more #BMGFly stories!

#BlackMuslimGirlFly® – “A Butterfly Amidst Iniquity”

Nia Malika Dixon, an independent writer-director, chronicles two brief stories, of two very different Black Muslim Women in L.A., that culminate at the gathering of the First Annual L.A. Black Iftar, the gathering to break the fast during the holy month of Ramadan. (The film was shot during the Last Ten Nights of Ramadan, the most, blessings-filled nights of the month!) *Cafe Hot and Cool, a Black Muslim owned Cafe, serves as the beautiful backdrop for the unique event.

@NikkiBlak, a friend who happens to be a talented poet, named after the poet Nikki Giovanni, lends her beautiful poem, “White Sundress,” from her book, “Five Three & Rising.” Music is by Vinson Muhammad, aka @AllahsApprentice

*Nia and Ayanna wrote, directed, and produced, the completed film in less than a week to make the deadline to apply for several grants.

(*They are still applying for funding to create more films that center the stories of Black Muslim Girls and Women. #BlackMuslimGirlFly® You can contribute on CashApp. $Audaz.Entertainment!)

✨for #BlackMuslimGirlFly®

This is a campaign for representation.
This is a campaign for liberation.*
This is for the enlightenment,
empowerment, and
engagement of Black Muslim Girls
and Women.

*from your stereotypes, ill-conceived notions, and lack of inclusion of Black Muslim Women anywhere.

✨To Submit your film or project to the International Film Festival of #BMGFly, click here:

https://bmgfly.com/international-film-festival-of-bmgfly/submissions/

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✨To contribute to the #BMGFly Film Festival, click here:

https://www.gofundme.com/international-film-fest-bmgfly/

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