Hollywood Black Film Festival

NAME OF FESTIVAL: Hollywood Black Film Festival
SINCE: 1998
WHERE: Los Angeles, California
WEBSITE: www.hbff.org
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.

Hollywood Black Film Festival Adds Film Diaspora Program

Hollywood Black Film Festival Adds Film Diaspora Program

MALAGASY MANKANY (LEGENDS OF MADAGASCAR)MALAGASY MANKANY (LEGENDS OF MADAGASCAR)

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 is Closing Night Film of 2013 Hollywood Black Film Festival | TRAILER

 Mister (Ethan Brooks) and Pete (Skylan Dizon) take to the streets in order to survive a summer in Brooklyn without parental supervision in THE INEVITABLE DEFEAT OF MISTER & PETEMister (Ethan Brooks) and Pete (Skylan Dizon) take to the streets in order to survive a summer in Brooklyn without parental supervision in THE INEVITABLE DEFEAT OF MISTER & PETE

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

New Films, Panels and Parties Announced for Hollywood Black Film Festival

Filmmaker and screenwriter winners of the 2012 Hollywood Black Film FestivalFilmmaker and screenwriter winners of the 2012 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

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 […]