PRESS & AWARDS


PRESS

With themes which resonate with people all across the world such as identity, colorism, race etc.. Cream continues to generate interest and buzz within the world of media:

San Francisco Bay View Article

Cream is a political and socially conscious short that is set in Oakland in 1968, at the time of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King. The film deals with identity, self-respect and knowledge of self in a Black family setting.

What makes it even more interesting is that this was a time of turbulence, re-learning and re-shaping of the Black identity collectively on a national level. Rarely do we look at this phenomenon from an international lens, which is what the South African-born filmmaker Alexandra Lebona is attempting to do.



Video Interview by CCTV

Profile Piece of Director Palesa Lebona at the Her Africa Film Festival

Awards


Award

With 4 Awards under its belt from 17 film festivals across the globe, Cream continues to take the world by storm. These awards include:

  • Best Shorts Film Festival, USA - California (2016) Winner: Award of Excellence- Women Filmmakers (Student)
  • Denton Black Film Festival, USA – Texas (2017) Runner Up: College Shorts over 10 minutes
  • Houston Black Film Festival, USA – Texas (2017) Winner: Student Shorts
  • The Accolade Global Film Competition, USA - California (2017) Winner: Award of Excellence - Women Filmmakers

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LIST OF FESTIVALS
  1. Best Shorts Film Festival, USA - California (2016) Winner: Award of Excellence- Women Filmmakers (Student)
  2. Denton Black Film Festival, USA – Texas (2017) Runner Up: College Shorts over 10 minutes
  3. Houston Black Film Festival, USA – Texas (2017) Winner: Student Shorts
  4. The Accolade Global Film Competition, USA - California (2017) Winner: Award of Excellence - Women Filmmakers
  5. The Durban Internation Film Festival, South Africa
  6. Sankofa Film Festival, USA - Minnesota
  7. Her Film Festival, South Africa
  8. Nile's Diaspora Internation Film Festival, Uganda
  9. The Joburg Film Festival, South Africa
  10. Africa in Motion Film Festival, Scotland
  11. Rapid Lion Film Festival, South Africa
  12. Charlotte Black Film Festival, USA - North Carolina
  13. "Women in the World" Women's History Month Festival, USA - New Jersey
  14. Los Angeles Women's Internation Film Festival, USA - California
  15. The People's Film Festival, USA - New York
  16. The Zanzibar Internation Film Festival, Tanzania
  17. The San Francisco Black Film Festival, USA - San Francisco
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