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This award season, the African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) will celebrate ten years of bridging the gap of exposure for filmmakers and artists of the African Diaspora. While the organization actively reviews cinema at-large, it has a particular emphasis on films that include the black experience.
In early February, AAFCA will celebrate with its 2019 Special Achievement Awards luncheon and the 10th AAFCA Awards Gala.
“We are exceptionally proud to honor this film and these individuals for helping to move the industry forward,” AAFCA president Gil Robertson said in a release. “From the big screen to the creatives and executives that drive them, each and every single 2019 Special Achievement Awards honoree exemplifies excellence. Collectively their brilliance has challenged our industry to reach its greatest potential while inspiring and welcoming the next generation. AAFCA is privileged to honor and celebrate our 2019 class.”
The AAFCA Special Achievement Awards honor individuals, productions and organizations that advance excellence and inclusion in the industry. Recipients are selected by an AAFCA sub-committee.
Past honorees include former DGA president, Paris Barclay; Blacklist founder, Franklin Leonard; entertainment journalist Susan King; animator Floyd Norman and ABC Entertainment president, Channing Dungey.
The 10th AAFCA Awards Gala will take place Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, at the Taglyan Complex in Hollywood.
AAFCA was founded in 2003 by Gil Robertson and Shawn Edwards.
This article originally appeared here, on The Grapevine.