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WIF Presents: Conversations and Connections with Joslyn Rose Lyons

This March 23, 2023 at 7pm PST, WIFSFBA is proud to present a live virtual event Conversations and Connections: with Joslyn Rose Lyons, featuring the award-winning director and impact producer and Oakland native, whose films have been featured on Showtime, BET, streaming platforms, and at film festivals nationally and throughout the world!

Joining Joslyn on the panel will be the stars of her most recent award winning short, Butterfly Boxing: Hill Harper (ABC, The Good Doctor), J. Alphonse Nicholson (P. Valley, STARZ, series, including Mr. Nicholson, nominated for 6 NAACP Image Awards - winners to be revealed on Feb 25, 2023), Donald Lacy (ColorStruck) founder of the LoveLife Foundation (a youth violence prevention/media training program in Oakland, CA), and Kimberly Marie Olivier (SF Ballet).

Also present will be the esteemed Butterfly Boxing executive producers Salena Rochester, Erika Conner, Johanna Saldaña, and Producers Dominique Mouton, Alexa Rocero, Shania Banton!

Joslyn will share her journey and insights as a documentary and narrative filmmaker, producing media campaigns for films, and the success of her films being chosen to screen, and win, at international film festivals. Joslyn is excited to share how she made her short film Butterfly Boxing as one of the most important steps along the way to it becoming a feature!

Most recently Joslyn was given the Best Director award at the 7th edition of LA Independent Women Film Awards for her Butterfly Boxing!

Our conversation will also explore Joslyn’s work as the producer on the upcoming doc TALE OF THE TAPE with producing partners Malik Buie and Kim Osario, which takes an unabashed look at the role The Mixtape played during the growth of Hip Hop music from the 1970's to now with Kendrick Lamar, Wiz Khalifa, and Big Sean, DJ Clue, Kid Capri, Mobb Deep, DJ Envy, DJ Drama, J. Cole, slated for release in Summer 2023.



  • Los Angeles Film Awards

  • Florence Film Awards

  • Top Shorts

  • Accolade Global Film Competition

  • Festigious Los Angeles - Monthly Film Competition

  • Best Shorts Competition

  • LA Independent Women Film Awards


  • Hollywood Gold Awards

  • Paris Film Awards

  • Studio City International Film & TV Festival

  • BASH- Bay Area & Sacramento Short Films Festival

  • Cine Fern Best Woman Filmmaker Best Actors

  • Filmshort Creative Award

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