Author: Avril Speaks

Avril Speaks currently serves as the executive assistant at AIVF. She is also an MFA candidate at Columbia University for Film Directing. As an independent writer and director, she is currently in postproduction of her latest project, Sophisticated Romance.


Articles Written by Avril Speaks:

Urbanworld Film Festival

The word on the street is that the New York-based Urbanworld Film Festival is a black film festival, but inside the theaters it becomes clear that Urbanworld is a showcase for a diverse group of minority filmmakers. From the pulsating hip hop beat of the Clipse’s Lord Willin’ in the opening trailer to the broad… Read more »

Film Festivals: Urbanworld Film Festival

The word on the street is that the New York-based Urbanworld Film Festival is a black film festival, but inside the theaters it becomes clear that Urbanworld is a showcase for a diverse group of minority filmmakers. From the pulsating hip hop beat of the Clipse’s Lord Willin’ in the opening trailer to the broad… Read more »