Jerico, The Closet, Walk With Me: The Trials of Damon J. Keith, The Queen of Rosewood and Power walked away with the top awards at the 2016 Capital City Black Film Festival (CCBFF) awards ceremony on Saturday, August 27th at the Austin Convention Center.
Laurens Grant, director and producer of “Stay Woke: The Black Lives Matter Movement,” brought this year’s keynote address where she shared words of encouragement and enlightenment to filmmakers trying to break through barriers and reach new heights.
Grant a 3-time Emmy and Peabody award-winning filmmaker was recently extended an invitation to join The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for her distinguished contributions to theatrical motion pictures.
2016 Capital City Black Film Festival (CCBFF) winners:
1st JERICO – Directed by Seckeita Lewis; written by Brandon Lewis
2nd LAST NIGHT OF THE YEAR – directed and produced by Ralston Ramsay
3rd THE CLIFF – Directed and produced by Dennis Dotson
1st THE CLOSET – Directed by Timeca Seretti
2nd LOVE – Directed by Marcellus Cox
3rd SCARS – Directed and produced by Arthur Cartwright
1st WALK WITH ME: THE TRIALS OF DAMON J. KEITH – Directed and produced by Jesse Nesser
2nd TEAR THE ROOF OFF: THE UNTOLD STORY OF PARLIAMENT FUNKADELIC – Directed by Bobby J. Brown
3rd ZYDECO BREAKFAST – Directed and produced by Thomas Uhl
1st THE QUEEN OF ROSEWOOD – Directed and produced by Benita Ododili Ozoude
2nd LEO TWIGGS: REQUIEM FOR MOTHER EMANNUEL – Directed and written by Joe Clark; produced by Ken Beale
3rd RISE UP – Directed, written and produced by Marcellus Cox
1st POWER – Directed by Jared Aja; written and produced by Jeffery Johnson
2nd BABY GIRL – Directed and written by Chris Van Loan Sr.