Over the weekend, hip-hop mogul and Haute 100 lister Sean “P. Diddy” Combs hosted the second annual Revolt Music Conference in Miami. The event commenced Friday, Oct. 16th through Sunday, Oct. 18th.
A number of artists, members of the media and more attended the second annual music conference. Panels included Breaking Music: The New Values Driving the Future of Music and Brands led by Frank Cooper, chief marketing officer and chief content officer at Buzzfeed; Content: The New Hustle, which featured a number of successful bloggers like Karen Civil, Stephanie Ogbogu as well as producer, writer and director Issa Rae; Entertainment and Politics: Social Revolution, which featured activists like hip-hop artist David Banner and Tef Poe; as well as a number of important panels. Event-goers enjoyed a number of musical acts such as Puff Daddy & the Family, newcomer Jidenna, Robin Thicke and more.
During the music conference, Diddy honored fellow music mogul LA Reid with The SFTB Award. For those of you unaware, Diddy’s 22-year-old music house Bad Boy Entertainment has teamed with Epic Records, the Sony Music Company announced on Oct. 5th. The exclusive partnership includes distribution of two forthcoming Puff Daddy albums as well as a home for Bad Boy artists. Services include promotion, marketing, sales and distribution.
In addition to the music festival, which took place at the Fontainebleau, P. Diddy introduced Revolt’s first annual film festival. The event took place at the Lyric Theater in Overtown on Sunday and showcased five short films. It was hosted by America’s Next Top Model cycle one winner—now actress and producer—Eva Marcille, along with appearances by Spike Lee, Eif Rivera and Tirrell Whittley.
“Revolt is dedicated to providing a platform for young emerging talent and we are delighted to bring our first-ever REVOLT Film Festival to the Overtown community,” said Keith Clinkscales, Revolt CEO. “We received over 500 short film submissions from aspiring, talented directors around the world and this partnership allows us to showcase that talent while providing an opportunity for the local community to get involved in this exciting inaugural event.”
To be part of the film festival, filmmakers, between the ages of 18 and 25, had the chance to submit their work. Out of the 500 submissions, it was narrowed down to just five films. The finalists were Kevin Rios, who Made of Suger, Ryan and Sean McIlraith, who showcased Flatscreen; Whitney Clinkscales, who directed Hush; Tanner Jarman, who showed High Hopes and Diego Barrios, who directed Mother’s Heart. While all finalists showcased a great film, the winner of the first annual film festival was Jarman’s High Hopes.
Watch Diddy honor Reid below.
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