Ava DuVernay Citywide Festival


Washington, DC

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2020 One Woman One Vote DC city-wide tribute festival of Ava DuVernay’s work during the month of March spotlights the filmmaker’s national and global impact as a storyteller and champion of women and artists of color in the film and television industry.

Festival Schedule

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Organizing Coalition

Planning for the ONE WOMAN, ONE VOTE Film Festival is being directed by an organizing council based in Washington, DC.

Steering Committee


Bonnie Nelson Schwartz

Co-Director

Michon Boston

Co-Director

Ruth Pollak

Advisor, History Committee

Michel Carr

Honorary Committee

Susan Barocas

Programmer, 2020 Film Festival

Robin Smith

Special Projects

Michelle Delino

Public Relations/Marketing

Judith Dawn Hallet

Educational Patnerships

Rosemary Reed

Sponsorships

Donna Woolf

Sponsorships

Barbara Valentino

Administrative

Melissa Houghton

Women in Film & Video DC


Founding Coalition


Bonnie Nelson Schwartz

BNS Productions Int.

Michon Boston

Michon Boston Group LTD.

Susan Barocas

Independent Producer/Writer

Michel Carr

Hillman & Carr Inc.

Michelle Delino

Michelle Delino Media

Ginny Durrin

Durrin Productions

Amy DeLouise

Amy DeLouise Consulting

Phyllis Geller

Norman Star Media

Judith Dawn Hallet

Judith Dawn Hallet Productions

Frances Hardin

Hardin Media International

Jennifer Lawson

Lawson Consulting

Barbara Matusow

Writer

Beth Mendelson

Voice of America

Ruth Pollak

Educational Film Center

Rosemary Reed

Double R Productions

Robin Smith

Video Action

Barbara Valentino

Evolving Communications

Catherine Wyler

Wyler-Rymland Productions

About Ava DuVernay

Winner of the Emmy, BAFTA and Peabody Awards, Academy Award nominee Ava DuVernay is a director, writer, producer and film distributor. Her directorial work includes the historical feature film SELMA, the criminal justice documentary 13TH, and Disney’s A WRINKLE IN TIME which made her the highest grossing black woman director in American box office history.

 

Based on the infamous case of The Central Park Five, WHEN THEY SEE US recently garnered 16 Primetime Emmy Award nominations, including Outstanding Limited Series and Outstanding Director and Writer for a Limited Series nominations for DuVernay. 

 

Currently, she oversees production on the fifth season of her critically-acclaimed TV series QUEEN SUGAR and her new romance anthology CHERISH THE DAY. 

 

Winner of the 2012 Sundance Film Festival's Best Director Prize for her independent film MIDDLE OF NOWHERE, DuVernay continues to amplify the work of people of color and women of all kinds through her multi-platform media company and arts collective ARRAY, named one of Fast Company’s “Most Innovative Companies.” 

 

DuVernay sits on the advisory board of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and co-chairs the Prada Diversity Council. She is based in Los Angeles, California.


Honorary Committee


Mrs. Michelle Obama


Don Cheadle

Actor, A Day in the Life of a People

Julie Dash

Director, Daughters of the Dust, Queen Sugar

Angie M. Gates

Director of OCTFME

Catherine Hand

Producer, A Wrinkle in Time

Kasi Lemmons

Director, Harriet, Queen Sugar

David Oyelowo

 Actor, Selma, A Wrinkle In Time

Jessica Oyelowo 

Producer

Bryan Stevenson

Founder, Executive Director, Equal Justice Initiative

Tessa Thompson

Actress, Selma

Cicely Tyson

Actor, Cherish the Day

The 2020 One Woman One Vote Festival’s Ava DuVernay DC city-wide screenings are presented in partnership with the District of Columbia’s Office of Cable, Television, Film, Music, Entertainment (OCTFME) and the presenting venues. 

 

The free events feature additional films, documentaries, television drama, and titles released by ARRAY, DuVernay’s film distribution and resource collective. The screenings spotlight the filmmaker’s national and global impact as a storyteller and champion of women and artists of color in the film and television industry.


Sponsors

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https://www.kennedy-center.org
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https://entertainment.dc.gov
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http://www.202creates.com
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https://nmwa.org

Thank You For  Your Support

Ava DuVernay Festival Citywide Event Donors

Trailblazers

Michal Carr & Al Hillmann

Barbara Matusow Nelson

Robin Noonan-Price

Rosemary Reed

Robin Smith

Catherine Wyler

Friends

Suzie Galler

Phylis Geller

Patricia Goldman

Judith Hallet

Frances Hardin

Jennifer Lawson

Donna Limerick

Beth Mendelson

Michael Newman


Planning Committee


2020 One Woman One Vote Festival 

Planning Committee for the Ava DuVernay Festival Events

 

Bonnie Nelson Schwartz and Michon Boston

Co-Directors, 2020 One Woman One Vote Festival

 

Sylvia Bugg

Michal Carr

Donna Limerick

Rosemary Reed

Robin Smith

Barbara Valentino

Donna Woolf

Catherine Wyler