OFFICIAL SELECTIONS OF THE 2013 BLACK WOMEN FILM FESTIVAL
The following films have been selected to screen in the 2013 Black Women Film Festival. Screenings will begin at 11:30 am at Spelman College, Cosby Auditorium and end at 8pm.
Suicide Blogs - The Suicide Blogs" follows Detective Jackson as she works hard to discover the reason a suspect would commit a mrder suicide.
Black & Write - An inside look at contemporary, African-American authors and the harsh realities of becoming self-published in the mainstream.
Ending Silence - HIV/AIDS in the African American Family is a documentary produced and directed by filmmaker, Kat Cheairs, to place a human face on those living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.
The Lies That Kill - A young girl's dream relationship turns into a nightmare when her boyfriend's secrets are exposed.
Implosion - Explores the consequences private wars that soldiers wage within their minds.
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Tears of A Phoenix - Tears Of A Phoenix is a story of Michael, a young girl who is driven into a world in which she must find peace and the meaning of life in the midst of pain and ambiguity.
Mothers of No Tomorrow - Mothers of No Tomorrow An American Genocide
Sweet, Sweet Country - Living in a small Southern town, 20 year-old refugee Ndizeye struggles to support not only herself, but the family she left behind in a Kenyan refugee camp.
Treacherous Heart - A story about one African-Canadian woman’s struggle to overcome tribal, cultural and religious differences in her quest for happiness.
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Hip Hops Rythm - A homeless grassroots hip hop artist has flashbacks of the life he once had when he encounters a long-time friend who introduces him to a hip hop legend for a chance to start over.
2013 Black Women Film Festival
The Black Women Film Festival is June 14 - 16, 2013.
Day 1 - Films to Inspire and Uplift by and About Black Women When: Friday, June 14, 2013 Films Begin: 12 Noon Films End: 8 pm Where: Spelman College, Cosby Auditorium
Day 2 - The Reel Business of Writing Workshops When: Saturday, June 15, 2013 Where: Spelman College, Cosby Auditorium Registration: 8 am Workshops Begin: 8:30 am Cost: $40 (Non-Members) | $35 (Members) | $20 Students
(Registration includes box lunch at Black Women Book Festival Luncheon)
8:30 - 9:45 am - How to Write For Film & TV - Steve Barnes, Award-Winning Writer for Film and Television, with insights from Tananarive Due. Barnes has written for “The Outer Limits," "Baywatch" and "The Twilight Zone" Television Series. Barnes and Due also co-authored "The Tennyson Hardwick” Mystery Series in collaboration with Actor Blair Underwood.
9:45 - 11:00 am - How to Write For Network TV - Award winning screenwriter Sid Powell gives writing tips. Sid Powell wrote the highly acclaimed “Somebody’s Child”, which premiered on GMC. She also wrote “What Would You Do For Love?” which premiered on GMC in May.
11:00 - 12 Noon - Networking
12 Noon - 1pm - Black Women Book Festival Luncheon (Box lunch included with registration)
Featurimg Karyn Greer,"I Am A Mother"; Maura Gayle "Beyond Blessed" and BWFN Member Ruth Watson, "Blackberry Days of Summer." Ruth's book has been optioned for a film.
1:30pm - HERAdventure - Dr. Ayoka Chenzira and daughter Haj premiere for BWFN “HERAdventure,” the interactive film that combines live action filmmaking and interaction through gaming. HERAdventure debuted at the acclaimed South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin, Texas. HERAdventure is the brainchild of Dr. Chenzira and Haj.
Day 3 - The Reel Networking Affair When: Sunday, June 16, 2013 - 6pm - 9pm
Featuring: Assistant Director Alicia Hailey Daniels Alicia Hailey Daniels is a native of Bloomfield, Connecticut. Alicia graduated from
Clark Atlanta University in 2006 with the distinction of Magna Cum Laude. One
month after graduation she was accepted into the illustrious Director’s Guild of
America Training Program for Assistant Directors in Los Angeles, CA. Alicia’s
DGA Trainee credits include: ER, My Boys, Lincoln Heights, Criminal Minds,
Justice, In Case of Emergency, Land of the Lost, and Greek. After graduating the
training program in 2008, she was promoted on Greek as a full time
Additional 2nd AD and remained with the show for three seasons. Her first
opportunity as a 2nd AD came in 2009 on the film, Freeway Killer. In 2010, she
ventured into the Georgia TV/Film market and landed a 2nd 2nd AD position on
The Game. She returned to Atlanta in 2011 to work on Reed Between the Lines
and House of Payne. Due to the large increase of productions in Georgia, Alicia
decided to relocate from Los Angeles to Atlanta in 2012. Since relocating she
has stayed extremely busy. Her most recent projects include: For Better or
Worse (Season 2&3), Let The Church Say Amen, Single Mom’s Club, Madea’s
Christmas, & Love Thy Neighbor. Alicia loves her career and she believes that
when you do what you love you will never work a day in your life. Currently, Alicia
is enjoying being a newlywed, while working on For Better or Worse.
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2013 Untold Stories Luncheon saw winners Evelyn Mims, Pat Johnson, Erica Qualls, Tananarive Due, Steven Barnes, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Myra J and Connie Orlando receive much kudos. The winners started out the day on the Black Women Film Network Red Carpet. Gospel artist Micah Stampley performed for the winners during the select event.