Tuesday, November 19, 2013

16th Annual African American Women In Cinema Film Festival November 20 to 23, 2013 in New York City

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16th Annual African American Women In Cinema Film Festival
November 20 to 23, 2013 in New York City


Full Details at the link


NEW YORK CITY - African American Women in Cinema is proud to present the 16th Annual African American Women In Cinema Film Festival in New York City. Event details and ticket information below.

Festival Schedule:

Wednesday, November 20th

6:00pm VIP Red Carpet Reception
8:00pm Salute to the 16th AAWIC Trailblazer Honoree: Zola Mashariki—Senior Vice President of Productions
Special Screening of “Black Nativity” Directed by: Kasi Lemmons---Starring; Jennifer Hudson, Angela Bassett, Mary J. Blige and Forrest Whitaker
Question & Answer Segment with Film Director & Audience
Location: Clearview / Bowtie Cinemas ---260 W. 23rd Street, New York City

Benefactor Sponsor: Fox Audience Strategy
Sponsored by: Greater New York Chamber of Commerce


Tickets must be purchased prior to attending the event.  There will be no ticket sales at door with the exception of AAWIC Membership Discount Festival All Access Tickets and Student Festival All Access Passes with valid I.D. Seating is limited!

• To purchase the Opening Night Pass $50.00 click here
• To purchase the Festival All Access Pass $160.00 click here



Thursday, November 21st
12:00pm-3:00pm Webisode Competition hosted by Al Thompson of “Lenox Hill”
4:00pm–5:00pm New York Loves Film Workshop Hosted by: The New York State Governors office of Motion Picture & Television
Meet the team from the New York State Governor's Office of Motion Picture and Television Development workshop on all the things New York State has to offer-tax credits, location scouting assistance, finding stages and crew, and more. Unlike standard panels and Q&A sessions, the dais, podium and microphones will be removed to enable participants to engage in a genuine free-flowing exchange of ideas relating to filmmaking in New York State. Whether you're a first time filmmaker wondering where to start or a veteran producer looking to catch up on the latest, this informal face to face Q&A is an invaluable opportunity to Meet Team New York and hear firsthand about all the resources that are available to you.

4:00pm-7:30pm Screening Program 1 & Screening Program 2 
Hosted by: Roger Maloney Creator of UFront
Location: ImageNation's RAW SPACE, 2031 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd (7th Avenue Between 121st & 122nd)

4:00pm-6:00pm
Due For Love - Filmmaker: Kwanza Gooden; Sis Anna - Filmmaker: Director: Cheryl Lewis Hawkins, Producers/Executive Producers: Cheryl Lewis Hawkins & Sherelle Williams; Goodbye Apathy - Filmmaker: Osaretin Omorodion; Secrets - Filmmaker: Mike Berry; Pursuit of Truth: Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse Seeking Justice - Filmmaker: Valerie Gibson; Heaven Help Us - Filmmaker: Mickie Banyas

• To purchase the Festival All Day Pass $50.00 (enable pass holder to attend all events for the day) click here
• To purchase tickets to Screening Program 1 $15.00 click here
• To purchase tickets to Screening Program 2 $15.00 click here

*Special Note—In addition to on-line purchase, the Screening Tickets and Festival Day passes will also be sold at this festival location.


Friday, November 22nd
12:30-2:00pm "Master Class with Keith Clinkscales: The Path to to becoming a Media Mogul"
CEO-Chief Executive Officer at Revolt TV and CEO & Founder at The Shadow League 
A rare opportunity to learn the do's and don'ts in becoming a Media Mogul. A once in a lifetime chance to get insider information from a Legendary Mogul!
Hosted by: Raqiyah Mays, Entertainment Editorial Director, The Shadow League; CEO & Founder of Broadway Night Out.

3:00pm-4:00pm “Neema Barnette’s Black History Mini-Docs” Special Screening
Legendary Producer and Filmmaker Neema Barnette (Civil Brand, Women thou Art Loosed: On The 7th Day) presents Black History Mini Docs. These are a fast and entertaining way to educate young and old about the varying contributions of Blacks in American history. Think of it as the "Cliff Notes" for the digital age. Barnette teams up with her husband Reed R. McCants (Cuttin’ Da Mustard), also an award winning filmmaker. Reed brings his unique style of storytelling to chronicle the many contributions and achievements of the African-American throughout history.

The series will feature the stories of Martin Luther King Jr., Adam Clayton Powell Jr., Thurgood Marshall, Nat Turner, Harriet Tubman, Madam CJ Walker and Malcolm X along with great living legends like Muhammad Ali, Angela Davis and Harry Belafonte. Contemporary heroes like Tupac Shakur will be included as well as everyday un sung heroes in the Black community who have devoted their life’s work to upholding the race and giving back. Black Mini Docs is designed as a crash course in Black history. It meets the demands of our fast paced digital age by using quick cuts and cinematic savvy. Designed for easy access, the series can be used as an application on smart phones, computers and all media outlets.  Black History is a commercial for REAL HISTORY. Later sets will include: Writers, Actors, Producers, Novelists, Playwrights, Journalist, inventors, Politicians, Activist, Freedom Fighters, Musicians, Composers, Scientists, Inventors and Unsung Heros whose sacrifice and deserve tributes.

Question & Answer Segment with Special Guest: Reed R. McCants
Hosted by: Roger Maloney Creator of UFront
4:30pm—6:30pm Special "African American Women In Cinema" Keynote panel
Presented by: The Gilchrist Experience

7:30pm—11:00pm Film Screening Program 3 & Screening Program 4 Hosted by Roz Murphy (New York Women In Film & Television).
Location: Mist Studios, 46 W. 116 Street, New York City

7:30pm- Special  Promotion "The Lost Book of Rap"
Synopsis: Set in 1988 Brooklyn, NY The Golden Age of Rap. The young aspiring rapper Charisma Coy must find The Lost Book of Rap! When she loses her Father's prize gold cross chain in a rap battle against her rival Mocca.  Her siblings convince her to journey from Brooklyn to the Bronx to find the Lost Book of  Rap.  She must find The Lost Book of Rap, win a rematch with Mocca and get her father's chain back and home all before her mom returns!

Created & Directed by Ron Elliot
Ron Elliot's veneration of story enables him to manage all aspects of a project from development through post-production.  Not only is Ron the creator, writer, director for The Lost Book of Rap but he has also Produced and directed a Hurricane Sandy documentary called Heart of The Shore as well as he is currently producing and directing Respect the Jux.



Cordelia Donovan-Publicist/Producer
Cordelia is a well respected publicist landing placements in all major news publications such as WSJ, New York Times, ABC, NBC, Fox and many more for a diverse set of brands and corporations.  Due to her love of film and her uncanny ability to mobilize she decided to try her hand at producing independent films. Within one year of adding this role, she has produced The Lost Book of Rap, a Hurricane Sandy Documentary called Heart of the Shore and is currently in production on a best selling book published by Simon & Schuster called Respect The Jux by Frank C. Matthews.

Angela Renee Coakley Producer
Before producing films, Angela Renee Coakly has produced concerts and events for entertainers such as, Patti LaBelle, Sinbad, John Legend, Chaka Khan, Gladys Knight, Estelle, Zac Brown Band and Pharrell.  She has worked on several Indie films including, The Bluest Note, Danny Simmons' Footprints, and recently produced buzzing Indie sensation The Lost Book of Rap.

7:45pm- Charity Case - Filmmaker: Jenn Shaw; No Snakes In the Garden - Filmmaker: Annette Bonner; This Woman's Work - Filmmaker: Brandi Berry; Soaring on Invisible Wings - Filmmaker: Jamari Perry; Undefiled - Filmmaker: Raykel Tolson; Crossing Jordan - Filmmaker: Marion McMillan

• To purchase the Festival All Day Pass $50.00 (enable pass holder to attend all events for the day) click here
• To purchase tickets to Screening Program 3 $15.00 click here
• To purchase tickets to Screening Program 4 $15.00 click here

*Special Note—In addition to on-line purchase, the Screening Tickets and Festival Day passes will also be sold at this festival location.


Saturday, November 23rd
2:00pm-3:30pm Youth Film Screening Segment “Presented by: DCTV”
Youth Films
Unknown Road - Filmmaker: Carmelo Varela   
When Life Hands You Lemons - Filmmaker: Jasmine Barclay
Lioness - Filmmaker: Nicole Diaz
You Only Live - Filmmaker: Joelee Cummings
Memoirs of a Superwoman - Filmmaker: Khadija Charles
Love at 18: A Portrait of Odalys - Filmmaker(s): Alyssa Dyal, Josiah Johnson, Michael Onitiri
Day By Day - Filmmaker: Troi Hall

• Admission: Free (First Come First Serve)
• Location: DCTV, 87 Lafayette Street, New York City

5:30pm-7:00pm VIP Closing Night Reception Hosted by: The American Diabetes Association - Sponsored by: The Greater New York Chamber of Commerce                 
8:00pm Closing Film Premiere Hosted by Honoree: Winsome Sinclair - "The Magic City" Starring Jenifer Lewis and Keith David
Location: Scandinavian House, 58 Park Avenue—at 38th Street, New York City. Seating is limited!

• To purchase Festival Closing Pass $50.00 Click here

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