Tuesday│October 17, 2017 │6:30 PM

Reel Sisters Filmmakers Award Tribute to Nicole Franklin

343 Lenox Ave./Malcolm X Blvd.

TICKETS: $15. Seating limit, please reserve tickets in advance.


Photo by Francesca Andre

On Tues., Oct. 17 at 6:30 pm, Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival & Lecture Series will present our first Reel Sisters Lifetime Achievement Award to veteran film producer/director Nicole Franklin for her outstanding contributions to cinema. Nicole is a prolific filmmaker whose career spans 25 years in the industry. As a Reel Sisters alumna, it is a great honor to celebrate Nicole’s work during the festival’s 20th Anniversary milestone. The tribute will take place at Maysles Documentary Center, 343 Lenox Ave./Malcolm X Blvd., in Harlem. Tickets: $15. Light refreshments.

Reel Sisters will screen Nicole’s first feature narrative Title VII and host a conversation following the film. The event is a part of Reel Sisters Filmmakers Awards and will recognize our 2017 award recipients.

Reel Sisters Lifetime Achievement Award Honoree

Nicole Franklin is an award-winning filmmaker, published writer and an Assistant Professor of Television Production at Hofstra University. She has recently made her narrative feature directorial debut with TITLE VII, a film on the rarely discussed subject of same-race discrimination. Her other directing credits include The Double Dutch Divas!, Journeys In Black: the Jamie Foxx Biography, Black Enterprise Business Report, and corporate videos. Educational films executive produced by her company EPIPHANY Inc. and directed by Nicole include Gershwin & Bess: A Dialogue with Anne Brown and the 10-chapter series Little Brother, both titles distributed by Third World Newsreel and currently airing on kweliTV. For information on Nicole visit: www.nicolefranklin.com.

Friday│October 20, 2017 │7 PM- 12 Midnight

2296 Frederick Douglass (Across from Magic Johnson Theater)


On Fri., Oct. 20, 7 pm, Reel Sisters will officially kick off our 20th Anniversary festival with an evening of networking, dancing and fun at the ALOFT Hotel in Harlem! We will start the celebration with film industry professionals sharing information on opportunities beyond the film festival circuit. A live DJ will jam from 8 pm-12 midnight. The event is free. Happy hour will last until 8 pm with drinks half-priced.

Please RSVP in advance. Further details on special guests will be announced shortly.