In support of the next generation of local cinematic storytellers, two local filmmakers were recently awarded the ‘Visions of the Black Experience Emerging Filmmaker Scholarship.’

Congratulations to the winners Marquis Dawsey, owner of Black Lemonade Productions and Will Mauricette, a student at Ringling College of Art & Design who were presented with their award certificates and $1,500 scholarships on Sunday, April 2, 2023.

Thank you to all the Visions of the Black Experience partners — Boxser Diversity Initiative, New College of Florida, Multicultural Health Institute (MHI), Manasota ASALH: Association for the Study of African American Life and History and the Sarasota Film Festival.