BLACK WOMEN FILM SUMMIT
The Black Women Film Network (BWFN) is proud to announce the Black Women Film Summit, a three-day cultural celebration of black women in the arts and entertainment during Women’s History Month. Taking place March 5th -7th, 2015 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis, the Black Women Film Summit will feature the inspiring “Untold Stories” luncheon, the annual Black Women Film Festival (BWFF) and a number of seminars and activities that will connect key industry players with aspiring entertainment professionals. Incorporating two signature BWFN events into one Summit weekend furthers the Network’s mission to preserve the voice of black women in the arts.
In its 11th year, BWFF prides itself in bringing contemporary, inspiring and critically acclaimed films that are for, by, and about women of color to the Southeast. All films will be showcased on Saturday March 7th at the Atlanta Marriot Marquis Hotel. Submit your
BWFF welcomes films that reflect all genres & subjects including – features, documentaries and shorts that meet the following criteria:
There are 2 rounds of films submissions. For questions please email email@example.com
Early Deadline to submit is Dec 15th, 2014 - Cost is $25 per film submission
Final Deadline to submit film is Jan 22nd, 2015 - Cost is $35 per film submission.
Student filmmakers have a reduced submission fee of $15 per film. Deadlines do still apply.
GEORGIA ENTERTAINMENT GALA COMING In JANUARY! - On Saturday, January 10, 2015 the state of Georgia will once again be united for the 3rd Annual Georgia Entertainment Gala – a night of immaculate elegance showcasing the immense talent that Georgia has to offer in the entertainment industry. This black tie event and awards ceremony that will once again bring together the most prestigious and celebrated of the Georgia entertainment industry.
Naturi Naughton will take center stage at Georgia World Congress Center to host the anticipated, Third Annual Georgia Entertainment Gala. This night of glitz, glamour and elegance celebrates the multitude of talent that Georgia offers in the entertainment industry. Currently, the actress stars opposite Omari Hardwick in “Power,” the Starz Network series produced by Fifty Cent. An awards ceremony created to honor the excellence of Georgia’s film, television and music industry professionals. While this night is designed to pique all of your senses, it also is developed to advance an excellent cause.
The Georgia Entertainment Gala has garnered the support of a number of community leaders, brands, and organizations thus providing a unique opportunity for sponsors to take part in an unparalleled celebration with Live Entertainment, and tantalizing Cash Cocktails and Hors D’oeuvres, and more. With an explosive 2 years under our belt this highly anticipated event will continue to embrace and celebrate the Georgia entertainment industry of yesterday, today and tomorrow. A portion of the evening’s proceeds will also benefit two charities Hosea Feed the Hungry and SERV International.
Tickets go to: www.gaentertainmentgala.com
Fulton County Arts & Culture Southwest Arts Center Performance Theater and Gallery & Azalea City (GA) Chapter of The Links Incorporated
The Power of Potential
Performance & Book Signing
Friday, December 19, 2014
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
The BWFN Holiday Party Was a Blast!
On Wednesday, the Black Women Film Network (BWFN) hosted their annual holiday party, where they welcomed new Board Chair Donald Woodard, unveiled their new logo and announced the 2015 Untold Stories Honorees. Over 70 guests gathered at La Pietra Cucina in midtown Atlanta to celebrate the good news and network with influencers in the TV, film and media industries. BWFN founder Sheryl Gripper and Board Member Heather Hawes shared details on the upcoming Black Women Film Summit, taking place March 5-7, 2015 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis. The three-day event will include the Untold Stories Luncheon, the Black Women Film Festival and various exciting events and seminars.
The 2015 Untold Stories Honorees are:
Special thanks to Heather Hawes for organizing the holiday party; to Evelyn Mims for the contact with LPC; to Larry Cooper for working the door; and to Saptosa Foster for unveiling our new logo!
Additional thanks to Franklin McGruder at MA360 Media for the Razac gift bags and to FOX for the “Empire” earbuds.
GEORGIA GIVES DAY TOTALS TOP LAST YEAR!
We are using the funds to Prepare women for careers in the film and television industry and Preserve the voice of Women of Color by telling their stories. There is still time to donate to help us reach our $2500 Goal! Please donate now!
THANKS TO THESE BLACK WOMEN FILM NETWORK DONORS:
YOU STILL HAVE TIME TO DONATE!
Go to the GAgivesday.org websiteand make a donation. The Black Women Film Network thanks you for your support!
2015 SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS
2015 BLACK WOMEN FILM SUMMIT/UNTOLD STORIES LUNCHEON
BWFN Members get reduced rates!
Questions? Call 404-272-3385.
2014 Untold Stories Luncheon Video
BLACK WOMEN FILM NETWORK UNTOLD STORIES LUNCHEON IS HUGE SUCCESS!