The historic black pioneer community of Overtown in the City of Miami host the first ever REVOLT Film Festival 2015.
Historic Overtown is known for entertainment and cultural events. Revolt TV and the City of Miami will help build a bridge to special music and entertainment events, alongside the Revolt Music Conference. Keith Clinkscales, CEO of Revolt TV said, “This partnership allows us to showcase that talent while providing an a opportunity for the local community to get involved.” The Lyric Theater in the Little Broadway district, at the Historic Overtown Folklife Village, known as their cultural and entertainment district, is the major center of entertainment. The Lyric Theater is home to literary, visual and performing arts events for tourist and residents.
Revolt TV is dedicated to providing a platform for young emerging talent by aiming to propel young filmmakers into the industry’s forefront and allow their work to be seen by professionals and executives. Young film directors between the ages of 18-25 years old showcase their talent in filming by competing on October 18, 2015 from 11am-7pm, at the Lyric Theater at 819 NW 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33142. The festival spotlights up and coming international youth film directors. Kevin Rios, a Miami native was the finalist that won for his film, Made of Sugar. The kick-off event started with young talent poetry followed by the festival, then a conversation on gun violence in the community and concludes with an intimate reception hosted by City of Miami Commissioner Keon Hardemon who said, “it’s a great pleasure to welcome Revolt TV to the Overtown community to showcase one rich cultural history and one promising destiny.”