The Black Women Film Network (BWFN) announced the finalists who will screen their films at the Black Women Film Festival taking place during the Black Women Film Summit on March 5-7, 2015 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis. 

The finalists are:

“The Same Difference” – Nneka Onuorah (New York, NY)
“Your Love” – Laila Petrone (Los Angeles, CA)
“Black Girl in Paris” – Kiandra Parks (Wilmington, DE)
“Queen” – Brittany Fennell (Jersey City, NJ)
“Hands to the Sky”- Kimberly Townes (Los Angeles, CA)
“New Heights” (web series) – Jenna Bosco (Jersey City, NJ)
“Bristol Place” – LaShunda Smith (Buford, GA)
“Rapunzel Jackson” – Malia Dawkins (Studio City, CA)
“Untold” – Letia Solomon (Gardena, CA)
“Grey” –  Janlatae Miller (Marietta, GA)
“The Productive Live” – Mike Ray (Atlanta, GA)

The Summit will open on Thursday, March 5 with a screening of the Season 4 premiere episode of Centric TV’s “Single Ladies” and close on Saturday, March 7 with a 40th Anniversary screening of the classic film Mahogany featuring a special performance by recording artist and “Empire” actress V. Bozeman.

A three-day cultural celebration set during Women’s History Month, the Black Women Film Summit consists of the inspiring “Untold Stories” luncheon, the Black Women Film Festival and various seminars and activities that will connect key industry players with aspiring entertainment professionals.

During the Summit, several VIPs will be honored at the “Untold Stories” Luncheon for their career achievements and their “untold” secrets to success. The luncheon also serves as a fundraiser for scholarships for students entering the film and television industries. 

The 2015 Untold Stories Luncheon Honorees are:

Will Packer – CEO – Will Packer Productions
Robi Reed – VP, Talent Casting – BET Networks
Lamman Rucker – Actor – Why Did I Get Married, Too?
Logan Browning – Actress – VH1’s “Hit the Floor”
Shante Bacon – CEO/Founder – 135th Street Agency
Tomika DePriest – BWFN Chair Emeritus
Tia Powell – Publisher – Georgia Film Source Book

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