MECCAcon International Film Festival highlights independent short films starring & from creators of the African diaspora. Short films are primary, but feature films have been added as well. We always have some of the best filmmakers in the industry that participate. We believe in showcasing GREATNESS to the public eye!
Filmmakers in the past have included but aren’t limited to:
Jackie JJ Stone,
and many more.
#BSAMtexas2017, Feb 18,
Prairie View A&M University
#BSAMstl2017, Mar 17-18, Harris-Stowe State University
#BSAMfuturismo2017, Apr 22,
#BSAMla2017, June 25 2017, Vision Theatre, Liemert Village, KAOS Network, People’s Street Park
#MECCAcon2017, September 16, 2017
Detroit Public Library: MAIN Branch
2017 OFFICIAL SELECTIONS:
●AFROLATINOS- RENZO DEVIA
●SEE MY DREAMS COME TRUE- VERNON JORDAN III
●MUSIC ON THE ROAD- YAKUZA MOON
●DIRT- DARIUS CLARK MONROE
●TWO CITIES- DARIUS CLARK MONROE
●COMPERSION- JACKIE JJ STONE
●MIDDLE GROUND- WI-MOTO NYOKA
●THE BIG CHOP- DEREK DOW
●BEYOND THE SOLE- DEREK DOW
●BATTLEDREAM CHRONICLE- ALAIN BIDARD
●SWEET, SWEET COUNTRY- DEHANZA DAYE ROGERS
●THE YOUTH- DEHANZA DAYE ROGERS
●ON TIME- XAVIER BURGIN
●OLDE E- XAVIER BURGIN
●SKYBREAK: Zo! Documentary – DONNIE & ERIC SEALS
For submission applications and other info, please contact Maia Crown Williams,
Midwest Ethnic Conventio for Comics & Arts- MECCA
Black Speculative Arts Movement- BSAM
for all info/details:: http://MECCAcon.wordpress.com/indiefilmfest
(illustration by award winning comic book illustrator, N Steven Harris, for Midwest Ethnic Convention for Comics and Arts. Image depicts 3 yoruba priestesses giving offerings to the goddess, Oshun. Harris is available for commission)
Midwest Ethnic Convention for Comics and Arts – MECCA, aka MECCAcon, is a large comic book/literacy convention and international film festival held annually in Detroit, MI. The primary reason M.E.C.C.A was established was to instill knowledge primarily in the younger art culture. It is my mission to make sure that children know that all “heroes” do not look the same, that many actually look just like THEM. It is also important to learn the origin of comic books, what the historical facts come from, and what the word “hero” actually derives from.
Unlike many “comic cons”, we don’t just focus only on comic books. Art has several mediums, and we want to highlight them all. MECCAcon will highlight comics, international/independent film, Afrofuturism, science fiction, steampunk, fine art, music, graffiti, dj artists, handmade artisans, African belly dance, urban gardening, fashion, African martial arts, and more.
Along with the comic book convention, we also have a full international film festival that runs all day along with the comic con. Since we introduced the film festival to MECCAcon in 2015, we have had award winning filmmaker Ka’ramuu Kush curate! as well as prominent indie filmmakers such as Jackie “J.J.” Stone, Evita Castine, dream hampton, Nosa Igbinedion, Omar DISTRKT Jones, Yolonda Ross, Dehanza Daye Rogers, Korstiaan Vandiver, Abdul Ndadi, Peter Tukei Muhumuza, Donnie Leapheart, Tony Patrick, Pete Chatmon, Yolonda Ross, Jay Sweet, Roye Okupe, Zwelesizwe Ntui, Bobby Huntley, and many more.
While comic books are the main focus, we want to make sure that ALL forms of art are highlighted. Our international independent film festival is a huge part of this event. We highlight independent films from creators of the African diaspora. Short films are primary, but feature films have been added as well. Each year is centered around a different theme.
At the end of the day, art is and always will be ART, creative expression.
Bring the ENTIRE family!
Celebrate the HERU in YOU!
Midwest Ethnic Convention for Comics and Arts – MECCA, or “MECCAcon”, is a division of Amonyet Enterprises. The organization was founded October 2013, by founder and CEO, Maia “CROWN” Williams.
For submission and other info, please contact Maia Crown Williams
CEO and Executive Assistant, M.E.C.C.A.