Click here to read Kafia's full interview with Spelman Women to Watch where she discusses her transition into directing music videos and the importance of collaborating with independent artists.
CAST THE FIRST STONE is an Official Selection of the California Women's Film Festival in Los Angeles. The short film will screen on Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 9:35 pm. For tickets, visit www.calwomensfest.com.
The New York Television Festival (NYTVF) has selected Kafia Haile's script "Bronzeville" as a semi-finalist in its inaugural "Works for Progress" initiative, which seeks projects dedicated to inspiring social change. See NYTVF's announcement for more details.
Mr. Hall's Interview, a short film written by Kafia Haile and directed by Xavier Burgin, was featured in Fortune Magazine. The film depicts an African American veteran's struggle to obtain employment. See the film by clicking here.
Each week The McKenna Museum of African American Art in New Orleans will feature a Black artist on their social media pages (FB, Instagram,Twitter) for their inaugural Digital Display. Kafia Haile's work will be featured the week of May 16, 2016. Visit The McKenna Museum on Twitter and Instagram for more information.
Join Kafia at the Black Women Film Network's annual summit panel "The YBF: Young, Black, and Filming." She'll be joining a panel of Black women writers, directors, and actresses discussing their challenges and successes in the film industry. For tickets, visit www.BlackWomenFilm.org.
Join us on Thursday, October 22nd to hear from Spelman College Alumnae working in entertainment. Kafia will be featured on the opening panel on producing and directing.
SATTAR, a script written by Kafia Haile, placed in the 2015 Academy Nicholl Fellowship Top 50 Screenplays. The script was selected from more than 7,000 scripts submitted worldwide and judged by professional readers and Academy Award winners or nominees. Click here for more information on SATTAR and the other semifinalist scripts.
On October 13, Kafia's work will be featured in Zekenim, an artist exhibition highlighting the lives of Jewish senior citizens in Los Angeles. Zekenim is sponsored by University of Southern California's School of Gerontology, through a grant provided by the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles.
On April 27, Kafia's work will be on display at Living Canvases, University of Southern California's School of Gerontology debut art exhibit. The intergenerational program matches elder participants with young artists who capture their life stories on canvas. For more information visit Creativity and Aging.