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HBO & Georgia Power Team Up For 2019 BWFN Summit

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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:

UTOPIA
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. 

LALO’S HO– USE
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. 

THE CURE
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. 

OATH BOUND
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. 

THE CHECK LIST
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? 

FLIGHT
Director: Kia Moses, Adrian McDonald
From the little island of big dreams comes Kemar. An inner city youth from Kingston, Jamaica, with possibly the biggest dream of all. To fly to the moon. A story that explores dreams bigger than us, what fuels them, what stands in the way of them, their ability to transport us and those around us, if they take FLIGHT. 

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. 

NOVELLA
Director: Terayle
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 formedia requests, visit https://bit.ly/2NiQxSF. 
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.
Follow us on Instagram @blackwomenfilm
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Twitter @bwfn.

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