The Micheaux Film Festival


Jeanell English 

VP, Impact and Operations


Shawn Finnie 

EVP, Member Relations and Awards


Moderated by: Lawrence Foldes, Academy Member

The Academy 365

This panel conversation will provide insight into membership eligibility, the voting process, and the inner workings and operations of the most prolific organization in modern cinema. 

Panel focuses: 

  • Eligibility requirements 
  • How to become a member of The Academy 
  • Perks of membership 
  • How the voting process works 
  • Increasing BIPOC representation within The Academy 
  • Ensuring films are reflective of the world we live in 
  • Academy Gold programs