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HBFF ANNOUNCES 2008 FEATURE & DOCUMENTARY FILM LINE-UP

May 29, 2008

April 14, 2008 – Hollywood, CA) - The Hollywood Black Film Festival (HBFF) is pleased to announce the line-up of independent narrative and documentary features to be showcased at the 9th annual competitive festival for Black filmmakers, to be held June 3rd – 8th, 2008 in Beverly Hills.  The announcement of feature film selections rounds out the festival’s complete slate of presentations, which includes short films, music videos, student films and animated projects from over 120 emerging filmmakers of color from around the world.   

Below is a comprehensive roster of productions to be featured at the 2008 Hollywood Black Film Festival:

FEATURE FILMS (25)
15 MINUTES OF FAME, written & directed by Jo D. Jonz

<><>A WINTER TALE, Canada, written & directed by Frances-Anne Soloman  <>

ALGENY: THE GENETIC FACTOR, written & directed by Andrew Burroughs
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ALL ABOUT THE RING, written & directed by Elliott Porter
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CORDIALLY INVITED, written by Lesa McRoyal, directed by Michael Fouther
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DEADMEAT, United Kingdom, written & directed by QO
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FRED HAMMOND’S CHRISTMAS…WHO NEEDS IT, written by Fred Hammond & PamKenyon M. Donald, directed by Juan Roberts
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I USED TO LOVE HER, written & directed by Mark Harris
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JINGLE BLUES, JINGLE BELLS, United Kingdom, written & directed by Sylvester Williams
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MACHETERO, written & directed by Vagabond Beaumont
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ON THE JOB TRAINING, written and directed by Geff Zamor
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OVERFLOW, written & directed by Jana Harris
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PANMAN, RHYTHM OF THE PALMS, World Premiere, St. Martaan, Netherlands Antilles, directed by Sander Burger
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REVERSION, written & directed by Mia Trachinger
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SOMETHING IS KILLING TATE, written & directed by Leon Lozano
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STREETBALLERS, written & directed by Matthew Krentz
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SYMPATHETIC DETAILS, directed by Benjamin Busch
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THE DISCIPLE, United Kingdom, written & directed by Rodney Charles
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THE LAWN BOY, written by Arthur Marie, directed by Ron Gonzalez
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THE LIGHT, World Premiere, written & directed by Reginald Moser
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TRICKS, World Premiere, written & directed by DeAara Lewis
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TRU LOVED, written & directed by Stewart Wade
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HBFF Feature Presentations:

A GOOD DAY TO BE BLACK & SEXY, A Magnolia Pictures release, written & directed by Dennis Dortch

NORTH STARR, written & directed by Matthew Stanton

<><>A GOOD MAN IS HARD TO FIND, A Codeblack Entertainment release, written by David Payton, directed by Leslie Small <> 

DOCUMENTARY (18)
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ADJUST YOUR COLOR: THE TRUTH OF PETEY GREENE, written & directed by Loren Mendell
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BELLY OF THE BASIN, co-directed by Roxana Walker-Canton and Tina Morton
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BLACK TO OUR ROOTS, written & directed by tba
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DON’T HATE: STRIPPERS FIGHT THE GOVERNMENT, directed by Jimmy Bell
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FANTASY, written by Glen Norman
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FAUBOURG TREME: THE UNTOLD STORY OF BLACK NEW ORLEANS, directed by Dawn
<>Logsdon, written & co-directed by Lolis Eric Elie
 

FIND YOURSELF A DREAM: THE BOB LOVE STORY, written & directed by James White
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KEEPING THE FAITH, written & directed by Bobby Mardis
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MEET MARY PLEASANT, written by Susheel Bibbs, co-directed by J. Greenburg & Steve Barger
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OUTSPOKEN, written & directed by David Bianchi
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PRINCE AMONG SLAVES, written by Andrea Kalin & Lloyd “Raki” Jones, directed by Bill Duke &

Andrea Kalin

RAIN IN A DRY LAND directed by Anne Makepeace

SEEN BUT NOT HEARD, written & directed by Cyrille Phipps

<><>STREETS OF COLOR, Trinidad, written & directed by Dalton Narine <> 

THE GAME: LIFE AFTER MATH, directed by Francis Delia
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TRIBUTE: STANLEY TOOKIE WILLIAMS, written by Barbara Becnel, directed by Barbara Becnel & Shirley Neal
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TURNING A CORNER, directed by Salome Chasnoff
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WALKING TALL: THE LIFE AND WIFE OF WALT WALKER, written by Isidra Person Lynn, co-directed by Gail Parker & Isidra Person-Lynn
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ANIMATION (2)
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OBARA & THE MERCHANTS, written by Michelle Bodden, directed by Manauvaskar Kublall
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PORN EDITOR, written by Brian Shackelford, directed by Yehudi Mercardo
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MUSIC VIDEO (2)
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GIVE IT TO ME, directed by Paul “Coy” Allen and Tim Mosley (Timbaland)
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REVOLUTION, written by Trevor Parham, directed by Aled Ordu & Stefan Ruenzel

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STUDENTS (12)
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A FATHER’S PROMISE, written & directed by Bradley Nesbitt
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BIRTH, written & directed by Arvel Chappell III
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COONS, written & directed by Chris Cloyd
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CRENSHAW NIGHTS, written by Greg Navarro, directed by Peter Gelles
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HOPE, written & directed by Atiya Wheelings
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HUG, written & directed by Khary Jones
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KEYS, written & directed by Christopher Babers
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LUNCH MONEY, written by Deneen Reynolds, directed by Elvira Carrizal
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MAMA ‘N EM, written & directed Omawale Akintunda
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MY TURTLE’S NAME IS DUDLEY, written & directed by Johnny Gill
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SISTHAS IN THE NAME OF LOVE, written & directed by Kena Tangi Dorsey
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URBAN GENESIS, written & directed by Larry Bryant


 
SHORTS (58)<> <> 

20 YEARS, written & directed by Kevin Gordon
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A BABY WAY, written & directed by Courtney Franklin
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A COLD DISH, written by Corey Stevens & Donnie Leapheart, Directed by Janaya Black
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AKIRA’S HIP-HOP SHOP, written by Joe Doughrity
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AN INCIDENT IN THE LIFE OF A SLAVE GIRL, written & directed by Karen Hayes
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B.A.M., written by Neil Lewis, directed by Laron Austin
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BENJAMIN, written & directed by Traci Nickerson
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BLOOD OVER A BROKEN PAWN, written & directed by Chadwick Boseman
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BURUNDI FILM CENTER: 5 SHORT FILMS, Canada/Burundi, executive produced by Christopher Redmond
<>BIGGER PLANS, written by Rudy Kimvuidi,
directed by Cynthia Nyonsaba
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NOTHING’S THE SAME, written by Lyse Elsie Hkizimana
<>directed by Linda Kamuntu 

REVEAL YOURSELF, written & directed by Ginette Maharo
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ABUSE, written & directed by Didier Armand Ruyuku
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KIVUMVU: BASKET BOY, written by Karim Abdul Bakundukize, directed by Pacifique Nzitonda
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CHOICES, written by Maurice Hines, directed by Michael David Ricks
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CLASSIFIED, written & directed by Sherman Payne
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COMMUNITY ALERT, written by Alvaro Visiers, directed by Alvaro Visiers & Ricardo Islas
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CURTAIN CALL, written & directed by Hezekiah Lewis
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DISTRACTIONS, written by Kevin Craig West, directed by Michalina Almindo
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DON’T GO, written & directed by D. Kevin Epps
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DRAWING ANGEL, written by Craig Williams, directed by Rosalyn Coleman Williams
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FELIZ CUMPLENOS, written by Roger Payano, directed by Frank Jackson
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FIVE MAN CONFESSION, written & directed by Jeffrey Williams
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HOMELESS DESTINY, written by Kathryn J. Taylor, directed by Trey Haley
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HYPOTHETICALLY, written & directed by Jeffrey Snell
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IN TIME, written by Adetoro Makinde, directed by Adetoro Makinde & Maurice A. Dwyer
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JAMERICAN, written & directed by Sharena Downey
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KeANTHONY: A HUSTLAZ STORY, written by Marshall Dean, directed by John Tucker
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LIFE IS…, written & directed by Tommie Tyhefe Bayliss
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LIFTED, written & directed by Randall Dottin
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LOVE CONQUERS ALL, written & directed by Kamali Minter
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MAN II MAN, written & directed by Eddie Smith
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MENTAL BLOCK, United Kingdom, directed by Karen Palmer
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MISTA NICE GUY, written & directed by Stacy Pyles 
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MURDERING MAMA’S BOY, written by Katherine Cunningham-Eves & Emily Raboteau, directed by Katherine Cunningham-Eves
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ONE WORD, written & directed by Shalako Gordon
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PROMISES KEPT, written & directed by Jason Camp
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RABIA, written & directed by Muhammad Ali Hasan
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RAIN: A LOVE STORY, written by Anthony Brooks, directed by Elizabeth Shivers & Anthony Brooks
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SIRI OKO FO, written by Ebbe Bassey & Heather Murphy, directed by Heather Murphy
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SMOKESCREEN, written by George Brashear, directed by Alvin Daniels
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SNITCH, written by Eric Richardson Hagans & Richard Johnson, directed by Eric Richardson Hagans
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SPENT, written by Angela Perkins, directed by Boris Schaarschmidt
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STEEP, written by Adetoro Makinde & JoNell Kennedy, directed by Adetoro Makinde
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SUICIDE BOYZ, written & directed by Anthony Martin
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TAXI FOR THE COMEDIAN, United Kingdom, written & directed by Matt Blaize
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TEARS ON A LETTER, written by Billy Shell, directed by Billy Shell & Patrice Marret
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THE BUZZARD, written & directed by Troy Ransome
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THE CLUB, written by Ilunga Adell, directed by Ian Foxx
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THE CURRY CLUB, United Kingdom, written & directed Rita Osei
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THE DON OF VIRGIL JUNIOR HIGH, written & directed Deon Dayman
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THE DOLL, written & directed by Dante James
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THE QUICKIE, written & directed by Cosmos Kiindarius
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TOOLE’S SUBSTITUTE, written & directed by Arvel Chappell III
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VILE, written & directed by J. David Shanks
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VISTA VIEW, written & directed by Kofi Oliver
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WHAT A DIFFERNECE A DAY MAKES, directed by Guensly Delva
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WHISTLE LESSON, written & directed by Nikki Young
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WOMAN’S WORK, written & directed by Chad Benton
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About the Hollywood Black Film Festival

HPFF, dubbed “The Black Sundance,” is an annual, six-day celebration of Black cinema, serving as a forum to showcase the talents of Black filmmakers and enhance appreciation for Black filmmaking. HBFF’s mission is to foster and develop the vision of independent filmmakers by bringing their projects to the attention of the filmmaking industry, media and mainstream audiences through a public exhibition and competition program.  Visit www.HBFF.org for festival updates.  

Media Contact:
Cecy Galvan

HBFF Publicity

Bleu Entertainment PR

(310) 558-1696
cecy@bleuentertainmentpr.com
  September 21, 2019

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