On April 30, only days after announcing its $250,000 grant program for women and creators of color, filmmaker Ava DuVernay’s ARRAY will be presenting a daylong filmmaker tweet-a-thon in collaboration with Twitter. Starting at 9 am PST, this will be the fourth time ARRAY will be hosting this event. Started in 2015, the ARRAY Film Fellowship has been known to bring together diverse voices, ranging from newcomers to industry veterans, who have used the opportunity to talk about their artistic inspirations and their careers. In the latest iteration, filmmakers of color and women filmmakers will participate in the tweet-a-thon, discussing their latest projects, taking questions from fans, and encouraging them to stay home.
With the theaters remaining shuttered due to the pandemic and film festivals cancelling or rescheduling, the ARRAY tweet-a-thon will provide a now-rare chance to interact with filmmakers and listen to them talk about their films and the ways in which they’ve been dealing with the quarantine. All the conversations will be using the dedicated hashtag #ARRAYNow.