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April 2007
THE HOLLYWOOD BLACK FILM FESTIVAL

THE HOLLYWOOD BLACK FILM FESTIVAL
A record 122 films will be shown this year in Beverly Hills.

IA record 122 films are scheduled to screen at the 8th Annual Hollywood Black Film Festival, (HBFF), June 5-10, 2007 in Beverly Hills, California. The 122 films includes 30 features, 64 shorts, 16 documentaries, 8 student films, 2 animated shorts and 2 music videos, from seven counties including Spain, Cameroon, South Africa, Haiti, Nigeria, the UK and the United States.

The following is a complete list of films that will screen at HBFF 2007:

FEATURE FILMS

ANDERSON’S CROSS, written & directed by Jerome Scott
BLUEPRINT, written & directed by Kirk Shannon-Butts
CITY TEACHER, directed by Juney Smith
DEATH OF A B-BOY, written & directed by Willis Petrie
HURRICANE KATRINA AND THE PROJECT NAMED DESIRE, written & directed by Greg Carter
I AM THROUGH WITH WHITE GIRLS, written by Courtney Lilly, directed by Jennifer Sharp
JUMP OFFS, written & directed by Derrick Simmons
LA REBELLE, written by Dominique Jean and Sacha Parisot, directed by Sacha Parisot (World Cinema – Haiti)
LIFE & LYRICS, written by Ken Williams (World Cinema – U.K.)
LOVE…& OTHER 4 LETTER WORDS, written by Mandel Holland, directed by Steven Ayroloomi
MAN ON THE BOTTOM, written & directed by Christopher Baldi (World Cinema – Cameroon)
PAVED WITH GOOD INTENTIONS, written & directed by Christopher Sage
RAN$UM GAMES, written by Devin Wesley and William Pierce, directed by Paris Reeves
SARBANE’S OXLEY, written by Bennitta Jean-Louis and Ramcess, directed by Jean-Louis Ramcess
SIDES, written & directed by Michael Edwards
SISTER’S KEEPER, written & directed by Kent Faulcon
SLAVE WARRIOR: THE BEGINNING, written & directed by Oliver Mbamara (World Cinema – Nigeria)
SOMETHING IS KILLING TATE, written & directed by Leon Lazano
TAPESTRY OF SHADOWS, written & directed by David Conley
THE 23RD PSALM, written & directed by Christopher C. Odom
THE BRIDGE, written by Chad Evans, directed by Torrence Colvin
THE CANDY SHOP, written & directed by Alton Glass
THE CHRISTIE’S UN-CUT, directed by Doug Christie
THE REVENANTS, written & directed by J.D. Cochran
THE RISE AND FALL OF MISS THANG, written & directed by Stacie Hawkins
THE THIRD SUMMER
TIL NIGHT, written & directed by Matt Boatright-Simon
UNDER THE SYCAMORE TREE, written by Chris Shields, directed by Shane Dean
WALK BY FAITH: THE RUNAWAY BRIDE, written by Jill Maxey, directed by Jean Claude LaMarre
WHY MEN CHEAT, written & directed by Mark Harris

SHORT FILMS

…ELLIPSIS…, written & directed by Kia Michette Neal
A Nick In Time, written by Be Garrett and Shakima Landsmark, directed by Be Garrett
A RIOT IN THE DARK, written & directed by Mike Brown
AFTERLIFE, written & directed by Lana Garland
BEST KEPT SECRET, written by Erin Norman; directed by Malik Booth
BOTTOM FEEDER, written & directed by Wayne Gurman
BUSINESS JOHNSON, written & directed by Casper Frank
CONFESSION, written & directed by Avery Waddell
DREAMLAND, written & directed by Austin Priester
EACH OTHER, written by Roger Melvin, directed by John Melvin
ECHOES, written & directed by Cedi Ali Rajah
ELI’S LIQUOR STORE, written & co-directed by Alonzo Jones
ENTANGLED, written by Nikki Love; directed by Jakob Bokulich
EYE JAMMY, written & co directed by Daoud Abeid
F*CK YOU, PAY ME, co-writer & co-director Christopher Derrick
FIRST, written & co-directed by DB Woodside
FLOWER SHOP, written & directed by Mark Anthony Williams
GOODBYE MISTY LOVE, written & directed by Philip Jean Girault
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, PUNK!, written & directed by Michael Ajakwe
IN CONFLICT WITH KISMET, written & directed by Dani Dixon
KUJO, MY LOVE, written & directed by Stacy Pyles
LIVING THE SACRIFICE, written & directed by Kelvin Owens
LOW, written by Philip-Anthony Traylor; directed by Brian Stemmler
MISSED CONCEPTION, written by Jason Neely; directed by Lance Richards
NINA BABY, written & directed by Clyde Mason
NONE OF THE ABOVE, written & directed by Jay Beverly
ONE MORE CHANCE, written & directed by Hightower
ONLY IN YOUR DREAMS, written & directed by Richard Montgomery
PANGS, written & directed by Sherman Payne
PIMP AT THE BOOTH, written & directed by Dee Jordan
PLAN B, written & directed by Jeanette Branch
POET OF THE SWINGIN’ BLADE, written & directed by James E. Hurd, Jr.
POP FOUL, written & directed by Moon Molson
PRIVACY POLICY, written & directed by J. August Richards
RED PILL BLUE PILL, directed by Charles Brown
RESULTS, written & directed by Eddie Boles
ROADBLOCK, written & directed by Jonte X
RUSH, written by Rhodesia Nelson; directed by Team Syphan
SAMMY AND MARRY, written & directed by Hugh Plantin
SINGULARITY, written & directed by Marcos Soriano
SIR MALCOLM, written & directed by Eric Thompson
SLEEPER, written & directed by Kern Saxton
SOMEBODY’S TRUTH, written by Roxann Blackman; directed by Doyle Ray Taylor
STIGMA, written & directed by Quincy Minor
SUBTERFUGE, written & directed by Sylvester Parsons
TESTIFY, written & directed by Darius Monroe
THE ART OF THEATRICAL USHERY, written & directed by C. Thaddeus Banks
THE BLACK SHIELD, directed by Martin Hudson
THE DAVIS DILEMMA, written & directed by YaSin Shabazz
THE GIFT A.D., written & directed by Blu Fox
THE GRASS GROWS GREEN, written & directed by Jesus Beltran
THE NUMB, written & directed by James Tyler
THE RESTAURANT, written & directed by Maurice Durham
THE TRUTH ABOUT LIES, written & directed by Carlos Hardy
THE WANNABE, written by Althea Wasow
TRUE GRITS, written by Blaine Teamer; directed by Tonya Pinkins
UNFINISHED, written & directed by Arun K. Vir
U GOT PLAYED, written by William Young; directed by William Young and Steven Salibury
WAITING FOR SUNRISE, written & directed by Jason Thomas
WEEKENDS IN BROOKLYN, written & directed by David Canady
WHAT’S YOURS…, written & directed by Michael Allen Carter
WHEN THEY COULD FLY, written by Stephen Lindsey; directed by Piotr Kajstura
WOODEN SOUL, written & directed by Rehana Rose Khan (World Cinema - U.K.)
WOODSHED, written by T. Tara Turk; directed by Ella Turenne

DOCUMENTARY FILMS

BATTLE FOR THE CROWN, directed by J. Lee
BLACK STUDIES, USA, written by Niyi Coker
COLORED FRAMES, directed by Lerone Wilson
COUNTING HEADZ: SOUTH AFRIKA'S SISTAZ IN HIP HOP, co-writer & co-director Erin Offer (World Cinema – South Africa)
LIZZ STRAIGHT: PORTRAIT OF A POET, directed by Sateesh Rogers
MOVEMENT (R)EVOLUTION AFRICA, directed by Joan Frosch
PROJECT WOW: A LOOK INTO THE LIVES OF MEN ON THE DOWN LOW, written & directed by Lisa Durden,
RACE TO EXECUTION, written by Christine Intagliata; directed by Rachel Lyon
REAL TALK: THE BLUEPRINT FRO A SAFER PHILADELPHIA, directed by Tim Mader
REYITA, written by Oliva Acosta, Elena Ortega, Daisy Rubiera and Rocio Santillana, directed by Olivia Acosta and Elena Orgega (World Cinema - Spain)
SEASON OF DEATH, directed by Angi Bones
SOULMATE, directed by Andrea Wiley
STANDING-N-TRUTH: BREAKING THE SILENCE, directed by Timothy Daniels
TEN DAYS OUT: BLUES FROM THE BACKROADS, collaborator Esther Somlo
TESTIMONIES OF FAITH…HUMBLE JOURNEY'S, co-writer Sharon Songbyrd
WHY WE BANG, written & directed by Clifford Jordan

STUDENT FILMS

BEYOND THE PRETTY DOOR, written by Renee McClellan; directed by Bobby Boermans
EVANGELEO, written & directed by Alyss Grear
EYES ON THE SPARROW, written & directed by Randy Wilkins
GROWING DOWN, written & directed by Jeremy Bowditch
HARLEM’S BLUES, written & directed by Randy Wilkins
MEMOIRS OF A SMOKER, directed by Hezekiah Lewis
SURFACE OF THINGS, written & directed by Keith Davis
THE BALLAD OF RAY WILSON, written & directed by Joseph Johnson

ANIMATION

HAZEL’S HIPS, written by Oscar Brown, Jr.; directed by Kobina Yankah
WORMHEAD, written by Carolyn McKeown; directed by Manauvaskar Kublall

MUSIC VIDEOS

DANCE BOY – BRITTNEY KARA, directed by Lance Richards
WHAT WOULD YOU DO?, written & directed by Danielle Smith

For complete festival details visit www.hbff.org.


 


 

 

 

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