*The African American Film Critics Association has relaunched the AAFCA Seal of Approval program for film marketers and distributors.

Movies that earn the AAFCA Seal of Approval must met a set of standards, including cultural/historical relevance, and are evaluated by a special panel of AAFCA members, film journalists and academics.

Some of the upcoming titles accepted into the program include films from Alchemy (Stock Option), Arc (In My Father’s House), Array (Ayanda, Out Of My Hand) and Codeblack Films (Legacy).

“Black filmmakers applaud AAFCA as a tremendous resource for filmmakers and film marketers alike,” says “Selma” director Ava DuVernay. “The organization provides knowledge, community outreach and unbridled enthusiasm for those committed to furthering and fostering black cinema.”