nullThe African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement

(AFFRM) has launched its second annual membership drive – a 30-day push (May 4 through June 5) to raise funds that will, in short, allow the grassroots organization to continue to do what it’s been doing for the last 4 years – distributing feature films by black filmmakers that tell stories centered on people of African descent.

Thus far, AFFRM has distributed a diverse mix of 8 feature films (fiction and documentary), including: "I Will Follow," "Kinyarwanda," "Restless City," "Middle of Nowhere," "Vanishing Pearls," "Big Words," "Better Mus Come," and "25 to Life." 

Membership has its privileges, as the saying goes, and this one comes with perks and incentives for new and returning


Here are some of the benefits enjoyed by those who became members during the last cycle:

– The Call-In: Curated filmmaker conversations with Tim Story, Gina Prince Bythewood

and Justin Simien

– Invitation-only Google Hangouts with industry experts

– AFFRM Rebel Swag, including keychain, memo pad, wristband and more

– Special screening sccess to films and live events in major cities

"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,” says ARRAY’s Managing Director Tilane Jones.

To join the AFFRM + ARRAY movement, and become a "Rebel member," visit