For the first time in over 2 years the creative team of our feature documentary ‘Uprooted – The Journey of Jazz Dance’ were able to be together IN-PERSON for a screening! The Jacksonville Dance Theatre invited us to be a part of their dance festival. Our co-creator/choreographer, Zak Nemorin taught the students and then the film played on a big screen. We are now booking in-person live educational events for the film. Click on the link to find out more! Thank you to JDFF for the invite, we all had a wonderful time!
I was able to get out to the desert in person and represent our short film ‘Double Exposure’ Thanks for having us Borrego Springs FF. I love this festival.#BSFF9 #filmfestival
Thank you Cultural Attache for selecting UPROOTED as one of your Best Bets selections. Now streaming in HBOMax – US ONLY.
We are excited to announce that our feature Documentary ‘Uprooted – The Journey of Jazz Dance’ will be streaming on HBOMax from February 1st in the US. Thank you to WarnerMedia OneFifty and the entire cast, crew and investors. We are very proud of this film!
I am excited to announce that I am joining the talented writer/director Liz Lachman as her producer on her feature documentary ‘Forked’ A verite documentary film following award-winning celebrity chef Susan Feniger on her first solo restaurant venture ‘STREET’
More details coming soon.
We are excited to announce that the amazing talent of Trieste Kelly Dunn will be leading our feature film LINEAGE playing the role of ANNIE. Trieste has had a hugely successful career to date including – United 93, Banshee and Blindspot. Welcome to the team Trieste!
After a busy fall festival season – we kick off the winter with the amazing Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival – virtual and in-person. In-person on November 15th (1pm EST) and 17th (7.30pm EST)
Followed closer by the International Black Film Festival Nashville (virtual only) Dec 2-5th. Screening on December 5th at 12pm CST.
After a busy fall season and amazing virtual screening at the SOHO film festival, our short film ‘Double Exposure’ is heading into the winter with two more great film festivals. YOFI fest has an in-person screening on Sunday November 14th at 12pm EST and at Studio City International Film Festival on November 18th at 5pm. Go Team! #sohofest12 #yofifest2021 #studiocityFF2021
It is always so humbling to be recognised – We have recently won three awards for ‘Uprooted’
Master of the Arts Film Festival- Best Dance and Music Documentary
Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival – Audience Choice Feature Film
Black Star International Film Festival – Best Documentary
Busy winter festival season for our feature documentary ‘Uprooted – The Journey of Jazz Dance’
The film will be online and in-person at the following film festivals:
Capitol DC Film Festival and Cascadia in parts of Canada – Oct 9th in DC at 2.15pm.
Heartland International Film Festival – in-person October 10th and Virtually October 7th – 17th
Sans Souci Film Festival – Virtual in CO only – October 14th – 23rd
Portland Dance Film Festival – in-person October 17th at 3pm Virtual OR only
Twin Cities Film Festival – October 21st – 30th MN only
Tall Grass Film Festival – In-person October 23rd at 10am – Producer panel 10/22 at 1:30pm (LDR in attendance) Virtual KS only – October 24th – 29th
Bushwick Film Festival – Virtual only – October 20th – 24th
Savannah SCAD Film Festival – In-person October 27th with LDR and DoP Matt Simpkins in attendance. Virtual GA only October 23rd – 30th
Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival – In-person November 15th at 1pm and 17th at 7.30pm. Virtual November 4th – 21st
International Black Film Festival Nashville – December 2nd – 5ht – Screening TBA
You can catch our awesome short film ‘Double Exposure’ in person and virtually at the following film festivals:
Crown Heights Film Festival in BK – In-person October 9th at 7pm
Charlotte Film Festival – in-person October 16th at 3.40pm
Newport Beach Film Festival – in-person October 23rd at 6.15pm
YoFi Film Festival – Virtual – November 5th – 21st
We are also a Semi Finalist for the Dumbo Film Festival – updates soon!
So excited we get to go back in person this year with our 4th film ‘Double Exposure’ – Thank you Charlotte Film Festival and the Charlotte film Society. October 13th-17th 2021 – Screening date TBA.
We are thrilled to have been asked to screen at The National Gallery of Art in Washington DC. The film will be online the week of Sept 8th.
We are thrilled to announce that we will be screening at the following film festivals in the coming weeks :
New Hope Film Festival,PA – in-person ONLY on Thursday July 29th at 8.45pm.
Bentonville Film Festival, AK – virtually and in-person on Friday August 6th at 10.30am
Black Star Film Festival, PA – Virtually (USA) and in-person on Sunday August 8th at 1.45pm
Bronze Lens Film Festival, GA – Virtually (GA only)
Thank you to NYIWFF for selecting ‘Double Exposure’ to be in a finalist for July 2021! We will keep you updated if we move to the next level.
Our feature documentary ‘Uprooted – The Journey of Jazz Dance’ was lucky enough to be invited back to Dance on Camera film festival this year to have an in-person screening at the Walter Reade Theatre at the Lincoln Center. Thank you Dance films Association and Film at the Lincoln Centre for making this happen, and to all the cast, crew and supported you came out! What an incredible night.
Due to our Best of Fest Audience award win last year – the awesome Dance on Camera Film Festival have invited UPROOTED back to screen live, in-person at the Walter Reade theatre, at the Lincoln Center as part of their 49th film festival. Thank you Dance film Association and Film at the Lincoln Center. We cannot wait for July 18th 7pm!!
We are excited that the Chicago Women’s Comedy film festival invited our short film ‘Double Exposure’ to be a part of their film festival. An awesome hybrid event. Thank you @womenscomedy and @cinema_life_org.
Thank you to everyone at the Sedona International Film Festival. A fantastic in-person experience with wonderful films, filmmakers, events and staff – not to mention the stunning backdrop of Arizona! What an awesome experience. Thank you for including out feature documentary ‘Uprooted’ #sedonafilmfest #uprooted
Dp Matt Simpkins and I had a great time at the Portland Comedy Film Festival drive in last week for our short film ‘Double Exposure’ – which was also lucky enough to nominated for best romantic comedy! Thanks #portlandcomedyfest.
Thrilled to have both ‘Double Exposure’ and ‘Uprooted’ a part of The Columbia Film Festival next week. Uprooted being part of a special in person presentation on Monday June 21st at the Merriweather theatre, Maryland. Head to the festivals website for more info.
We are more than thrilled to have been won two awards from the Independent Shorts Wards Film Festival – Platinum for Best Rom Com film and Bronze Award for our director, Daryl Getman – Best Female (first time) Director Award. Very Proud and Grateful. Go Team!
We are more than thrilled to have been selected for the Pan African Film Festival this month. We are also hugely honored to have a jury nomination for best feature documentary. The Festival runs from February 28th – March 14th and will be virtual and available across the entire US. Head to their website for more information. #PAFF2021
We so excited that ‘Double Exposure’ has been officially selected for the LA Women in Film Festival!
More news coming soon on virtual and LIVE screenings. #LAfilmfest2021
A live film festival – The Oxford film festival is having a hybrid event – both live and virtual. Uprooted will be in the open air Tent Theatre – March 24- 28th and then virtually April. Geoblocked to the state of Mississippi
We are thrilled to have been selected for three Independent Shorts Awards this month. Our director Daryl Getman for first female director, The film for best Romantic Comedy and Alex Lacamoire for his music composition. More news when the results come out! #LAindieshortswards
We are honored to have been included in Milwaukee Films Black History Month special screenings.
We will be part of the Culture, Community and Politics week. February 15th – 21st
We are thrilled to announce our feature documentary, Uprooted’s, Canadian Premiere will be at the awesome Toronto Black Film Festival – February 10th – 21st. #tbff9 #tbff2021 #canadianpremiere
A great way to kick off 2021 with another festival selection for ‘Double Exposure’ – Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema will run from March 8th – 14th 2021. #iifc2021
We are thrilled to have been invited to be a part of this year’s Beirut Art Film Festival. Against all the odds they are making this event happen LIVE! December 3rd – 9th at Theatre Monnot in Lebanon.
Thank you for the invite – Such an honor! ‘Uprooteds’ first LIVE screening.
We are excited to announce ‘Double Exposure’ won its first award at Coronado Island Film Festival – awarding our female director-writer, Daryl Getman and myself as producer, with their Dale St Denis ‘Fearless Female Filmmaker Award’ We are dedicating the award to all the amazing and fearless women in the film, both cast and crew! Thank you Coronado Island Film Festival for the honor. #CIFF2020 #awards2020 #womeninfilm
Thank you to Marianka Swain for a wonderful interview with our Co-creator, Zak Nemorin for the Dancing Times November Issue.
Photo by Clark Thomas Photography.
Uprooted – HotFoot Magazine Interview
Thank you to One Dance UK for including ‘Uprooted’ and our Co-creator Zak Nemorin in this UK Black History Dance special article this month.
“We can only move forward if we understand where we came from. We owe so much to the sharing of culture (especially Black cultures)” Zak Nemorin
We are thrilled to announce that our short film ‘Double Exposure’ has been accepted into two more film festivals –
The Big Apple Film Festival – screening November 13th – 15th and The Atlanta Comedy Film Festival screening December 6th – both LIVE and online.
We are so excited that our short film ‘Double Exposure’ gets to premiere at the awesome Coronado Island Film Festival in November (11-15th) #CIFF2020
Uprooted – Selected for Sound Unseen film festival
We are thrilled to announce ‘Uprooted’ has been officially selected for Sound Unseen film festival, which will take place simultaneously in Austin,Texas and Minneapolis – Novemver 11-15th 2020
We are truly humbled and grateful to the amazing response from the San Francisco Dance film festival audience. An award from the audience means the most! #sfdff #awardwinner
Thank you to Dance Films Association and Films at the Lincoln Center for hosting the World premier of our feature documentary ‘Uprooted – The Journey of Jazz Dance’
We were thrilled to pick up the Best of Fest Feature Audience Choice Award!
With thanks to the Northwest film forum ‘Uprooted’ will be screening, for one night only, on November 6th at 7 pm PST, at The Earshot Jazz Festival. Available only in Washington State.
Uprooted – 500 Days of Film Review
Thank you to Jane Douglas-Jones at 500 Days of Film for the review of our feature documentary ‘Uprooted’
“Khadifa Wong’s fascinating and thought provoking documentary could not feel more timely”
Photo by Vibecke Dahle
Uprooted – Nominated at Raindance 2020
Raindance announced their festival line up and our feature documentary ‘Uprooted’ is a Nominee for Best Documentary Feature. Go Team Uprooted! #internationalpremiere #raindancefilmfest2020 November 4th at 7pm and 6th at 1pm. UK only. Festival Runs October 28th – November 7th 2020
Uprooted – The British Blacklist Review
Thank you to Hannah Shury-Smith at The British Blacklist for this awesome 5 star, 90/100 review of our feature documentary ‘Uprooted’
“UPROOTED….is a timely and informative celebration of dance”
Photo by Daryl Getman
A big thank you to Alt-Africa for this feature article/interview with our documentary director, Khadifa Wong.
Photo by Vibecke Dahle
Our feature documentary director, Khadifa Wong, chatted with Lenore Luca at Brand Ambassador Select.
Photo by Ricardo Walker
Uprooted – Selected for Hot Springs DocumentaryFilm Festival 2020
Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival selected ‘Uprooted’ for their 29th Annual Film Festival – October 9th – 17th 2020 #HSDFF29
Lyndsey Winship at The Guardian interviewed the director of ‘Uprooted’, Khadifa Wong and wrote a great article on the film.
Our feature documentary ‘Uprooted’ won the the jury award for Best Musical Documentary at the Rhode Island International Film Festival #RIIFF2020 #flickers38 #Grandprize – Thank you!
‘Uprooted’s third film festival screening was with Skyline Indie Film Festival Sept 10-13th ended with an astounding two awards! Festival Winner and Best of Fest Audience Choice. Thank you! We are so grateful! #sliff2020
Uprooted Creative Team talk to the guys at Frame Form Podcast.
Check out a great interview with the team over at Frame Form podcast – Episode 5 – Sept 9th 2020 #frameform
Our feature documentary ‘Uprooted’ has been invited to screen at Skyline Indie Film Festival in Virginia 10th-13th Sept and Charlotte Film Festival 23rd-27th Both are virtual and state geo-blocked.
Uprooted – The Journey of Jazz Dance’ was featured in The New Yorker Magazine. Full page feature about out world premiere at the Lincoln Center Dance on Camera Film Festival.
“…illuminates an often disrespected genre and a history as complex as that of race in America.”
Photo by Daryl Getman.
Dance Critic Crystal Nicholls wrote a wonderful review of our feature documentary ‘Uprooted – The Journey of Jazz Dance’ including an interview with director Khadifa Wong.
“this documentary will make you fall in love with jazz dance all over again”
Photo by Vibecke Dahle.