Very happy to announce that my award-winning short documentary film GRAFSTRACT: The Bronx Street Art Renaissance has been named an official selection of the Middle Coast Film Festival in Bloomington, Indiana. The film will screen on Friday, July 29th in the 11:30am-12:30pm block of films at the Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center.
Middle Coast Film Festival is Bloomington’s first interactive film festival, bringing the best international and national short and feature films, web series episodes, and music videos at four separate venues in Bloomington, Indiana. Their mission is to not only provide their audience in Indiana with some of the best films out there, but to showcase the vibrant arts community in the Midwest. Over the course of the weekend festival goers will enjoy panel discussions, Q&A sessions, and multiple networking events at local studios, restaurants, and bars with filmmakers from all over the world.
Very excited at the opportunity of having my film screened at a fast-growing festival that truly focuses on indie filmmakers and the arts. If you happen to find yourself in or around Bloomington, stop by and check out some of the great films being shown. You can find information on all film HERE.
GRAFSTRACT: The Bronx Street Art Renaissance, a film I directed, shot and edited, was filmed in the Bronx, New York City, back in the summer of 2014 and tells the story of J. “SinXero” Beltran, Founder & Creative Director of TAG Public Arts Project. With the help of some of the world’s top street artists, SinXero’s mission of “Enhancing The Visual Landscape of Urban Communities with Art” is becoming a reality in the birthplace of graffiti, The Bronx. The film won the Best Street Art Film award at the 2015 New Urbanism Film Festival in Los Angeles. The film made its NYC premiere at the 2016 Bronx International Film Festival and has also screened at film festivals in Spain, Sweden, Albania, Turkey, Mexico, Chile, Scotland, Romania, Colombia and India.