The 2021 Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival (MVAAFF), presented by General Motors, was excited to return to the beautiful beach island of Martha’s Vineyard. The 19th Annual Festival, also known as the summer’s finest film festival, ran from August 6-14 at the Martha’s Vineyard Performing Arts Center (MVPAC), in Oak Bluffs, MA, with screenings from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m.

Rolling Out spoke with Stephanie Rance, one half of the husband-wife co-founder team, to find out how she created magic with 19 years of the festival, what 20 years of the festival will look like, and what she considers her superpowers to be.


Stephanie Rance discloses how she built the Martha's Vineyard African American Film Festival
Husband and wife team Floyd & Stephanie Rance, Co-founders of the Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival (Photo Credit:Bernard Fairclough at AB Photos.)

Stephanie Rance discloses how she built the Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival

More from Rolling Out

Georgetown Hoyas men's basketball head coach Patrick Ewing. (Photo by Derrel Jazz Johnson for rolling out.)
Patrick Ewing compares pressure as an NBA player and college coach
Screen Shot 2023-01-28 at 3.28
Frederick Best is a survivor of the 1960s thalidomide scandal
King Combs performs at the Apollo Theater. (Photo by Derrel Jazz Johnson for rolling out.)
King Combs performs with Lil' Kim at the Apollo
Fat Joe and Remy Ma at the Apollo Theater in Harlem. (Photo by Derrel Jazz Johnson for rolling out.)
Fat Joe and Remy Ma surprise crowd at Lil' Kim concert
Lil Kim performing at the Apollo Theater in Harlem. (Photo by Derrel Jazz Johnson for rolling out.)
Lil' Kim creates frenzy when she steps onto Apollo stage
Jon B performs at City Winery in New York City. (Photo by Derrel Jazz Johnson for rolling out)
R&B singer Jon B gets the crowd moving at City Winery
1619 Project
'The 1619 Project' premiere brings together Hollywood and media elite
Lola Brooke performs at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York. (Photo by Derrel Jazz Johnson for rolling out.)
Rapper Lola Brooke surprises crowd at Lil' Kim concert at the Apollo
Ashanti performs at the Apollo Theater in Harlem. (Photo by Derrel Jazz Johnson for rolling out.)
Ashanti performs at the Apollo Theater
Grammy Award-winning musician Nabate Isles. (Photo by Derrel Jazz Johnson for rolling out.)
Grammy-winning musician discusses new album
Tony Award-winning producer Ron Simons. (Photo by Derrel Jazz Johnson for rolling out.)
Tony-winning producer shares his Broadway beginnings
Screen Shot 2023-01-25 at 7.40
Omegia Keys and Kathy Taylor present the indie film 'Keeping Secrets'
0
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
()
x