Friday, August 2, 2013
Donna Frisby-Greenwood - The Knight Foundation
Denise Brown - Leeway Foundation
|From "Things Not Said" Producer Omar Alberto, Dorian Missick, Moderator Stephanie Renee (WURD) & Omari Hardwick|
|Spike Lee at Panel: By Any Means Necessary: Producing Independent film|
|Festival Director and Founder - Maori Karmael Holmes|
Opening Night HighlightQUESTION BRIDGE: BLACK MALES
The festival will primarily take place at International House of Philadelphia (3701 Chestnut Street) with additional screenings at Drexel University (33rd & Chestnut Streets) and The Barnes Foundation (2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway).
Dubbed the “black Sundance” by Ebony.com in its inaugural year, the festival has doubled in size and is already considered a must-attend gathering for filmmakers, industry insiders, cineastes, and critics. It is destined to become a launching pad for many of the most talked about films from the African diaspora.
This year the festival will launch an awards competition and an audience awards component as well as a special honor for the Howard University Film Program, which will be presented to renowned director Haile Gerima on Sunday, August 4.
Highlights include the world premiere of Wangechi Mutu’s THE END OF EATING EVERYTHING, the Philadelphia premiere of Andrew Dosonmu’s MOTHER OF GEORGE (Q&A with the director and director of cinematography Bradford Young) and David Tosh Gitonga’s NAIROBI HALF LIFE, as well as a special presentation of Victoria Mahoney’s YELLING TO THE SKY (Q&A with actors Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter and Yolanda Ross).
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