The 2017 Hollywood Black Film Festival (HBFF) will open on Wednesday February 22 with the feature film “The Preacher’s Son” and close on Saturday February 25 with “Everything But A Man.”
Hollywood Black Film Festival
NAME OF FESTIVAL: Hollywood Black Film Festival
WHERE: Los Angeles, California
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
Dubbed “The Black Sundance,” the Hollywood Black Film Festival (HBFF) is an annual 4-day celebration of Black Cinema drawing together established filmmakers, popular film and TV stars, writers, directors, industry executives, emerging artists, and diverse audiences from Hollywood and around the world. HBFF was founded in 1998 by its executive director, Tanya Kersey, in order to enhance the careers of emerging and established black filmmakers through a public exhibition and competition program.
Documentary INVISIBLE WOMEN: BEING A BLACK WOMAN IN CORPORATE AMERICA to Screen at Hollywood Black Film Festival | TRAILER
The documentary Invisible Women: Being a Black Woman in Corporate America directed by Melody Shere’a will screen at the 2017 Hollywood Black Film Festival (HBFF).
“HARD TIME BUS” “TAKE US HOME” Win Top Awards at 2013 Hollywood Black Film Festival
HARD TIME BUS, directed by Dean Charles, won the award for Best Feature; and TAKE US HOME , directed by Aileen LeBlanc and Orly Malessa won the award for Best Documentary, at the Hollywood Black Film Festival which took place October 6 to 6, 2013. IF I WERE A BELL written and directed by Sherese Robinson Lee won the award for Best Short.
WINNIE MANDELA to Open 2013 Hollywood Black Film Festival | TRAILER
WINNIE MANDELA has been selected as the Opening Night Film of the 2013 Hollywood Black Film Festival (HBFF) on Wednesday, October 2, 2013. Starring Academy Award winner Jennifer Hudson (Dreamgirls) and Academy Award nominee Terrence Howard (Hustle & Flow), Winnie Mandela is described as an epic story of love, sacrifice and courage.
FREE Storyteller Live Showcase Added to 2013 Hollywood Black Film Festival
The 2013 Hollywood Black Film Festival (HBFF) will host a FREE live Storyteller Showcase that will take place Friday, October 4th at The W Hotel, 6250 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028 in Great Rooms 1 & 2. The Showcase is open to the public.
Hollywood Black Film Festival Adds Film Diaspora Program
The Hollywood Black Film Festival (HBFF) taking place October 2 to 6, 2013, in Hollywood, CA, has integrated a new sidebar, Film Diaspora, into its 2013 programming slate. Film Diaspora will showcase independent films and filmmakers from the African Diaspora. The lineup will include 11 films — three features, six shorts, and two documentaries from 8 countries — Nigeria, Haiti, Cameroon, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Madagascar, Burkina Faso and South Africa
THE INEVITABLE DEFEAT OF MISTER & PETE is Closing Night Film of 2013 Hollywood Black Film Festival | TRAILER
THE INEVITABLE DEFEAT OF MISTER & PETE, has been selected as the 2013 closing night film of the Hollywood Black Film Festival (HBFF) which runs October 2 to October 6, 2013. Directed by George Tillman, Jr. THE INEVITABLE DEFEAT OF MISTER & PETE stars Academy Award and Golden Globe winner Jennifer Hudson, Golden Globe and EMMY Award winner Jeffrey Wright, Skylan Brooks, Ethan Dizon, American Idol winner Jordin Sparks, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje and Anthony Mackie. The film also features new music by Grammy Award-winning multiplatinum recording artist Alicia Keys, who is also a producer. THE INEVITABLE DEFEAT OF MISTER & PETE will be released in select theaters on October 11, 2013
New Films, Panels and Parties Announced for Hollywood Black Film Festival
Tanya Kersey, Executive Director, announced the 2013 season of The Hollywood Black Film Festival (HBFF) with an inspiring line up of films, panels, panelists and festivities over a four day period. HBFF happens October 2-6, 2013 and will be hosted at the Montalban Theater, 1615 Vine Street, Hollywood, CA and The W Hotel, 6250 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028.
Hollywood Black Film Festival Unveils 2013 Artwork Designed by Vince Fraser
The Hollywood Black Film Festival (HBFF) unveiled its 2013 official artwork designed by London-based visual artist, Vince Fraser. According to the festival, “The design was commissioned to illuminate HBFF’s brand identity and audience appeal.” Fraser is a first generation British born artist with Jamaican parents who has worked as a digital illustrator and visual artist for 15 years. “We selected Vince to design our official 2013 artwork because after one look at his aesthetic, we knew […]
Hollywood Black Film Festival Announces 2013 Lineup
The 13th Hollywood Black Film Festival scheduled to take place October 2 – 6, 2013, announced the lineup of Official Selections which includes 2 Features, 38 Shorts, 11 Student Films, 7 Docs and 2 Web Series. Features on the lineup include HARD TIME BUS directed by Dean Charles and THY WILL BE DONE directed by Albert Johnson.