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After a week-long of film screenings, The Micheaux Film Festival has ended with a bang. The show wrapped on Sunday with a primetime ceremony, naming legendary filmmaker and acclaimed actor/director, Robert Townsend with the Oscar Micheaux Trailblazer of Excellence Award. Jam-packed with Hollywood’s most elite actors, entertainers, filmmakers, directors and executive producers, the event attendees included; Actor Amin Joseph (FX’s Snowfall), Comedian Slink Johnson (Adult Swim’s Black Jesus), Actress Brely Evans (OWN’s Ambitions) Actress Reagan Gomez-Preston (OWN’s Queen Sugar) and father-daughter duo, Robert Townsend(Five Heartbeats) and Skye Townsend (HBO’s Black Lady Sketchshow). The highly anticipated, star-studded hybrid festival took place in Los Angeles at Hollywood’s most prominent landmark, The Chinese Theatre. As the first in-person event since the inception of the pandemic; this experience was one for the books. The two-hour telecast capped a week of film screenings and activation ceremonies, bestowing awards in more than 40 categories honoring the accomplishments of people of color this past year across the fields of film, shorts, digital series, music, and social influence. As an added bonus, event sponsor Panavision, contributed $75K in grant funds to award winners of the festival. micheaux film festival

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