AfroLife.TV At Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival

LOS ANGELES (July 24, 2018) - AfroLife.TV will be making their Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival debut with a filmmakers brunch and a discussion featuring AfroLife’s CEO, Alberto Marzan and Chief Content Officer, David Hudson.  The 16th Annual Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival (MVAAFF), presented by Run&Shoot Filmworks, will be held on the beautiful beach island of Martha’s Vineyard from August 6 – 11, 2018.  The filmmaker's brunch will take place at Garde East in Martha’s Vineyard, starting at 10 am Friday, August 10, 2018.

“We identified a number of must-attend festivals for us and this one was on the top of our list. The festival attendees and content creators are very much in line with who we want to attract and work with,” says Alberto Marzan, Founder, and CEO of AfroLife.TV.

Coined as the summer’s finest film festival, the festival will present an unparalleled program of over 65 original feature films, documentaries, and short films produced, directed, and featuring a collective of African American filmmakers, directors, and actors from across the globe. This year’s festival will be inclusive of poignant talk series, panel discussions, and exclusive events. Registration opens on Monday, August 6, at the Martha’s Vineyard Performing Arts Center (MVPAC), 100 Edgartown Vineyard Haven Road, in Oak Bluffs, MA, from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m.

“We are extremely excited to be partnering with AfroLife, one of the leading streaming services for African American, Afro-Latino, Afro-European, and African content,” says Stephanie Rance, Co-founder of the MVAAFF. “It was a perfect match for us, as our goal has always been to create a platform and promote the works of independent and established filmmakers of color from across the world.”

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About AfroLife

AfroLife.TV offers streaming access to a world of curated African American, Afro-Latino, Afro-European, and African content. Our integrated, streaming media destination is designed to connect the African diaspora through premium content. Using a unique blend of digital streaming, social media, and curated storytelling, AfroLife.TV offers classic, popular, emerging, and independent content to educate, inform, and entertain subscribers. For more information on AfroLife.TV, visit us at

About Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival

Established in 2002, the Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival (MVAAFF) is a five-day event where independent and established African American filmmakers can showcase, screen, and promote emerging feature, documentary, and short films from across the world. The brainchild of husband and wife team, Floyd and Stephanie Rance, the MVAAFF provides a nurturing environment for African American filmmakers to test their creativity, while providing sponsors a captive audience to promote their brands among a highly discerning community of people of color.

About Run&Shoot Filmworks

Run&Shoot Filmworks, the producer of the Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival (MVAAFF), is a film production company credited with creating outstanding visual work for several clients including HBO, Martell Cognac, Reebok, NBC Sports, and Footlocker. For the past 16 years, Run&Shoot Filmworks has produced the MVAAFF with the primary goal of providing a positive environment where filmmakers can share their thoughts, ideas, and aspirations.

Alberto Marzan