Founded in 2011 by filmmaker Ava DuVernay, ARRAY is a multi-platform arts and social impact collective dedicated to narrative change. The organization catalyzes its work through a quartet of mission-driven entities: the film distribution arm ARRAY Releasing, the content company ARRAY Filmworks, the programming and production hub ARRAY Creative Campus and the non-profit group ARRAY Alliance.
Over the past ten years ARRAY has blazed a trail, challenging industry orthodoxy across distribution, production, exhibition and through focused community activism. ARRAY Releasing focuses on grass-roots distribution of narrative and documentary feature work by Black artists, people of colour and women of all kinds (including LFF2019 titles Lingua Franca and Burning Cane). Its film and television production arm ARRAY Filmworks’ slate includes Peabody and Emmy winning limited series When They See Us, Oscar®-nominated criminal justice documentary 13th and the ground-breaking TV series Queen Sugar. The non-profit ARRAY Alliance expands on the organisation’s work through impactful, inclusive programming, educational and community initiatives.
As industry re-thinks its systems and ways of doing things, the Festival asks what can we learn from their model and approach to working across multiple platforms in amplifying underrepresented voices and building a more inclusive industry.
Ava DuVernay, Filmmaker and Founder of ARRAY
Tilane Jones, President of ARRAY and ARRAY Releasing
Sarah Bremner, President of ARRAY Filmworks
Paul Garnes, Head of Physical Production, ARRAY Filmworks
Mercedes Cooper, Director of Programming
Regina Miller, Executive Director, ARRAY Alliance
Moderated by Gaylene Gould, writer, broadcaster and Creative Director, The Space To Come
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