HBO & Georgia Power Team Up For 2019 BWFN Summit
|2019 BLACK WOMEN FILM NETWORK SUMMIT MARCH 7-9 ATLANTA, GA|
Black Women Film Network (BWFN) will hold its 2019 Black Women Film Summit withHBO and Georgia Power partners. The annual three-day event during Women’s History Month will celebrate the work of women of color in film and television. Attendees will have networking opportunities, informational seminars, and resources to further their careers in the entertainment industry.
Eight films – produced, directed by or starring black women will be screened after over 100 entries were received. All the way from Africa, Australia, Brazil, Canada, and the U.S.A., participants will be awarded cash prizes at the “Best in Festival” portion of the Summit.
The following shorts have been selected for the 2019 BWFN Short Film Festival:
Director: Aimiende Negbenebor SelaUtopia is a surreal drama about a woman who wakes up from a coma in Uganda. And, no nothing is as it seems.
Director: Kelley KaliInspired by true events. After being taken from their home in Jacmel, Haiti, two young sisters must escape a child sex trafficking ring, disguised as a Catholic orphanage.
Director: Kristian KingLisa has been blessed with a gifted child, but must grapple with the costs of utilizing the miracle to keep a roof over her family’s heads.
Director: Ola LaniyanFour years after being tricked, sold and mentally entrapped into the Nigerian sex slave industry, Nneka decides she has had enough. Today, she breaks the Oath with the African Gods.
Director: Bobby Huntley
If God laughs when we plan, then Desiree’s love life is comedy gold. But when it comes to happiness, will Desiree trust her Checklist or her heart?
Director: Kia Moses, Adrian McDonald
From the little island of big dreams comes Kemar. An
BLACK GIRLS GUIDE TO FERTILITY
Director: Crystle Roberson Black
Girls Guide to Fertility tackles infertility in a profoundly intimate way that’s both dramatic and comedic without ever feeling rigid. It focuses on Ava, a 37-year-old romance novelist, who faded into obscurity after finding love-and now finds herself on the rise again after self-publishing a diary detailing her fertility woes. Each episode is a recreation of Ava’s diary entry, adding a unique and compelling touch to the everyday struggle of infertility.
HillThrough colorful literature, we enter the creative mind of an Author who sets off to write her first Black romance novel.
Register for passes to the Summit at blackwomenfilmsummit.org and
|About Black Women Film Network|
Established in 1997, the Black Women Film Network (BWFN) was founded to prepare black women to enter the film and television industries. The organization seeks to preserve the voice of these women through film and educational programs that empower and inform. A 501(c)3 non-profit, BWFN provides student scholarships, hosts screenings and workshops, and honors individuals who have excelled in this difficult industry. Visit us at www.blackwomenfilm.org.
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