Split Screens Festival to Honour Janet Mock with Vanguard Award

The third annual Split Screens TV Festival which opens today Wednesday 29th June and runs until Monday 3rd June in New York will honour the trailblazing writer, producer, director, author and podcast host Janet Mock with its 2019 Vanguard Award.

Although Janet Mock will be unable to attend the event in person on Saturday 1st June, there will be a free screening of the acclaimed Love Is the Message episode of FX’s Pose, written and directed by Janet Mock, with a pre-recoded video introduction by Mock.

A New York Times bestselling author, Mock’s writing has appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker, and Marie Claire, where she’s a contributing editor. Time named her one of its 100 Most Influential people in the world, she was featured on Ebony’s Power 100 list, and the PEN Center USA honored her with an Award of Honor during their 2017 Literary Awards. She made history as the first trans woman of color to write and direct an episode of television with the landmark script for Pose’s Love Is the Message.

Festival Co-Creative Director Matt Zoller Seitz heralded Mock’s effort as “the best episode of a magnificent series with no bad chapters, and a tear-producing machine with musical numbers, made all the more affecting by its determination to present each moment, no matter how piercing, as simply as possible.” He also named it number one on his list of 2018’s Best Episodes of Television in Vulture.

Season two of Pose will premiere in the USA on FX June 11th.

The details: Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first served basis at the IFC Center box office (323 6th avenue, New York, NY 10014. New York) starting at 4:30 pm on Saturday, June 1st; limit two tickets per person.

For more details on this event and Split Screens 2019 head to the official website.

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