The CineOdyssey Film Festival showcases diverse, contemporary films from around the world, featuring cutting edge works by filmmakers of color from the African, Caribbean, Latino, Asian, and Native American diasporas, as well as the U.S.
It serves to bring together diverse audiences, bridge cultural understanding, and encourage the artistic development of aspiring filmmakers. Through workshops, panel discussions, celebrated guest speakers, and educational programming throughout the year, the festival’s intent is to entertain, enlighten, empower, and engage. The impressive lineup of films boldly address the multicultural issues of today, which meet at the intersection of race, class, and gender, as well as celebrating the creative craft of the art form.
The festival was founded in 2018 by Tre’ McGriff, a filmmaker and communications professional with a passion for promoting diversity and inclusion in the film industry.
McGriff believes that film can be a powerful tool for social change, and he is committed to using his platform to amplify the voices of underrepresented communities.