Meet the Artists: Chico Colvard
Chico Colvard - Director | Producer
Chico received his J.D. from Boston College Law School. He is a Lecturer and Founding Film Series Curator at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. His award-winning documentary, FAMILY AFFAIR, premiered at Sundance and has broadcast on the Oprah Winfrey Network: OWN and other cable channels around the world. He is a Sundance Creative Producing Fellow, Firelight Media Producing Fellow and Filmmaker-in-Residence at WGBH. He received funding from the Ford Foundation, LEF Moving Image Fund, Paul Robeson Fund for Independent Media and Vital Projects Fund. A frequent guest speaker at colleges and universities, moderator, film festival panelist and former juror at Full Frame, Silverdocs and IFFBoston. His new film, BLACK MEMORABILIA, examines the subculture around the collectibles and antiques that serve as reminders of America’s troubled racial past and present. The film is also a portrait of the people who consume, manufacture and assume the identities of these objects.
WINNER: Best Documentary Feature - Atlanta Film Festival
WINNER: Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature - Independent Film Festival Boston
WINNER: Best Documentary Feature - Cincinnati Film Festival
WINNER: Best Documentary Feature - Duke City DocFest, Albuquerque
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Sundance, Full Frame, Silverdocs, HotDocs & IDA DocuWeeks