Micheaux Film Festival Partners with Oprah Winfrey Network and Sony Pictures Entertainment for First Hybrid Festival in Los Angeles Since COVID-19

By Staff


Friday, April 30, 2021 – Friday: 7:00pm – 8:30pm 

Sunday, May 2nd, 2021 – Sunday: 5:30pm – 645pm 


TCL Chinese Theater

               6925 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028, United States

Robert Townsend


  • Honoree and Legendary filmmaker Robert Townsend   
  • Comedian and Actor, Lil Rel 
  • Actor and Singer Major 


The Micheaux Film Festival which has teamed up with the renowned Oprah Winfrey Network and Sony Pictures Entertainment have also announced their star-studded panelist line up which includes; decorated actress, Jill Marie Jones (OWN’s DelilahGirlfriends); Maahra Hill (OWN’s Delilah); Bridgid Coulter Cheadle (Westworld); Award-winning writer & director, Steve Pink (Hot Tub Time Machine); Award-winning and critically acclaimed filmmaker, Deborah Riley Draper (Olympic Pride, American Prejudice), Award-winning producer, Whitney Valcin and Casting Directors Christian Bustamante (One Night in Miami); Jamie Castro (Grey’s Anatomy) and Renita Gale (Honda, Toyota). As an added addition, Legendary filmmaker and acclaimed actor/director, Robert Townsend (Five Heartbeats) is set to receive The Oscar Micheaux Trailblazer of Excellence Award presented by descendants of Oscar Micheaux at the coveted awards ceremony on Sunday, May 2nd.  

Driven by a mission to highlight the importance of inclusion – on and off-screen and provide creatives of color with a voice, the 3rd annual film festival experience will kick off its week-long celebration with a series of activations, film screenings, digital panels, elite master classes, workshops, and more. The event will also provide attendees with the opportunity to gain access to new content, and exclusive insight, while establishing tangible and equitable connections. 

The event has successfully garnered interest and submissions from notable and star-studded films, such as; Uprooted: The Journey of Jazz Dance (Debbie AllenMandy Moore), Dutch (Lance Gross, Kyle Massey, Tyrin Turner), Maternally Yours (Lil Rel HoweryDead Talks (Denzel Whitaker), The Bay created by 2020 Emmy-award winning director, Gregori Martin which features (Karrueche, Vivica A. Fox, and Kristos Andrews), Red Pill (starring Kathryn Erbe (Law & Order), Ruben Blades (Fear the Walking Dead), Colbie Minifie (The Boys), Catherine Curtin (Stranger ThingsOITNB),  and Content is King  starring (Taryn Manning (Orange Is The New Black), Vanessa Rubio (Cobra Kai), Austin Pendleton (My Cousin Vinny), Alexander James Rodriguez (Missing Link), Jeremy Luke (This is Us) and Anthony and James Gaudioso (The Duke), Jaime Zevallos (Cloak & Dagger), Freddie Giorlando (Adulthood) and the dramatic adaptation of All Boys Aren’t Blue by author George M. Johnson (starring Jenifer Lewis). 

For more information and updates, or to register for this event, please visit: www.micheauxfilmfest.com 


The Micheaux Film Festival is a multicultural film festival that focuses on BIPOC creators, and celebrates diverse representation in the entertainment landscape. With a cutting- edge and fresh take on the traditional festival experience, we bring independent creatives together while curating an environment for artists to build community with future collaborators in the television, film, and digital space.

Aptly named after Oscar Micheaux, a pioneer in the filmmaking industry, who aimed to bridge different walks of life through his art, we aim to close the knowledge gap between independent filmmakers and Hollywood elites. In addition to screening content, artists and attendees have access to networking mixers, Q&A panels, Master Class workshops, and digital panels that equip filmmakers with inside industry information from art, media, television, and film executives. www.micheauxfilmfest.com