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My New Year Movie Resolutions for 2018

Happy New Year!!! Like most of you, I spent the days leading up to the new year reflecting on the past year and the goals I set.  In 2017, I missed the mark on a few goals.  But we realign, readjust, and keep it moving.  This year I am setting my intentions and getting specific with the vision I have for this space. In 2018, I vow to take a simpler approach to my movie resolutions.  It is my hope that these will help keep me focused throughout the year. So, below are my personal movie resolutions for 2018:

  1. Watch 365 New (to me) Films in 365 Days (#TeamNFOTD) – This has been a  yearly goal for me since 2013. I have not accomplished it yet, but I feel like each year I get a little bit closer.  This will be my year. Movie Resolutions, 2017
  2.   Be a more consistent blogger – For my schedule, I think posting bi -weekly is completely doable.   I will post content that focuses on the reason I started this blog: to celebrate women of color in film and television both in front of and behind the camera. This leads me to the next thing on my list…
  3. I also want to expand #BlackWomenDirect. I want it to be more than a hashtag; I want it to be a resource, a support system, and a movement. Black female directors are killing it right now and I want to highlight their work in film, television, and online. In addition to the names you know, I want to feature the black women directors whose names you don’t know yet. I want to shine a light on some of the amazing filmmakers I’ve me at film festival and via social media.

Movie Resolution 2018

By watching, supporting and sharing more films and other content starring, directed by and/or written by women of color, I hope to expand the conversations surrounding women of color in film  and television.

What are your movie related resolutions for 2018?

My 15 Movie Resolutions for 2015

Happy New Year! It’s only been a few days, but 2015 is shaping up to be an AWESOME year already. As usual, the new year marks a time of reflection and resolutions. This year, I have decided to focus my New Year Resolutions on the movies I watch.  In addition to watching more films, this year I want to expand my personal knowledge of film and  challenge myself to watch films that I usually would not, in genres that I tend to shy away from, and by a more diverse group of filmmakers.  So here are my 15 Movie Resolutions for 2015:

1. Watch 365 New (to me) Films in 365 Days (#TeamNFOTD)


2. Watch at least one documentary a week

3. Watch one throwback film a week (made before 1980)

4. Watch two foreign-language films a month

5. Watch at LEAST one film I vowed NEVER to watch

6. Watch one movie I’ve lied about watching (there are a few…LOL)

7. Watch twelve Academy Award Best Picture winners


8. Watch twelve Best Actor/Actress winning performances

9. Read one screenplay a month

10. Watch one horror film a month

11. Watch one science fiction/fantasy film a month

12. Watch a film trilogy


13. Watch twelve films my first time directors

14. Watch 52 films by a female directors

15. Watch 24 short films

AvaDuVernayCamera2BONUS: Watch, support, talk about, blog about, tell the WORLD about more films directed by and/or written by women of color


 What are your 2015 movie resolutions?