2011 Hollywood Black Film Festival Announces Lineup (Infiltrating Hollywood Makes The Cut)

by Tambay A. Obenson
October 5, 2011 4:20 AM
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As the image above states, the festival runs from October 27 - 30, in Los Angeles, CA.

I see a few titles we've covered previously on S&A... like Infiltrating Hollywood: The Rise And Fall Of The Spook Who Sat By The Door, in the documentary category, and Their Eyes Were Watching Gummi Bears in the shorts category.

The full list of feature films, shorts and documentaries follows below (we'll eventually go through the list closely and highlight some of the titles:

FEATURE FILMS

A MOTHER'S LOVE
Director/producer: Tim Alexander

BILLY
Writers: Ernesto Griffith, Winston Washington Moxam
Direcror: Winston Washington Moxam
Producer: Ernesto Griffith

CHANGING THE GAME
Director: Rel Dowdell

CHICKEN & BEEF PRESENTS MONKEY GANG THE MOCKUMENTARY
Writers: Montaigne Massac, Casey Gane-McCalla
Director: Montaigne Massac

FISH ABOVE SEA LEVEL
Writer/director/producer: Hazim Bitar

LESSON BEFORE LOVE
Writer/director/producer: Dui Jarrod

MYSTERY OF BIRDS
Writer/director/producer: Nnaemeka Madueke

THREADING NEEDLES
Writer/producer: Michael Barketey
Director: Jamal Hodge

ROCKSTEADY
Writers: Kevin Shine, Stephen Hays
Director: Mustapha Khan



SHORT FILMS

14085
Writer/director/producer: Olli Koivula

BATHROOM VANITIES
Director: Christopher Cherot
Producer: Dele Ogundiran

BURNED
Writer: Joseph Caston
Director/producer: Phyllis Bancroft

CALL FOR BACK-UP
Writer/producer: Tiffany Black
Director: Keisha Ansley

EMPTY SANDBOX
Writer/producer/co-director Melissa Marie Gibson
Co-director/Leonora Anzaldua Burke

FOREVER NO MORE
Writer: Nkechi Okoro
Director/producer: Earnest Rhea

GRACE IN SARA
Writer: Todd Senturia
Director: Ming Lo
Producer: Martin Jones

HARRIET RETURNS
Writer: Tamu Favorite
Director/producer: Marquis Smalls

HEAR ME
Writer/director/producer: Kenn Michael
Director/producer: Darrick Patterson

I WAS HER
Writer: Athena Haley
Director: Anthony Perkins
Producer: Ken Lawson

KISSED BY THE DEVIL
Writer: Michael D Brown
Director: M. Legend Brown
Producer: Sharice Henry Chasi

LOVER
Writer/director/producer: Roy Hurst

MISSION:MOM-POSSIBLE
Writer/producer: Diandra Lyle
Director: Morocco Omari

NBA
Writer/director/producer: Larry Thigpen

NOSE CANDY
Writer/producer: Lydia Martinelli

NUMBER 37
Writer/director/producer: Dion Strowhorn

OKECHUKWU
Writer/director/producer: Anayo Amuzie

REDEEMER
Writer/director: Erma Elzy
Producer: Robin T. Daniels

SILENT NIGHT
Writer: Ryan Gibson
Director/producer: Red Carter

SPARE CHANGE
Writer: Skye Dennis
Director/producer: Lionel Anthony Cook

THE ENCOUNTER (II)
Writer/director: Angela Matemotja
Producer: Dele Ogundiran

THE STREET PREFORMER
Director/producer: Lamont Stephens

THE SWITCH
Director: Marc Williams

THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GUMMY BEARS
Director: Raafi Rivero
Producer: Jason Pollard

TRANSFORMATION
Writer/producer: Michael Francis
Director: Eric Richardson-Hagans

UNDERGROUND
Director/producer: Akil DuPont

WOLF CALL
Director: Rob Underhill

STUDENT FILMS

A HOLLYWOOD ZONE
Weiter/producer: Monique Reed
Direcror: Cesar Palacisos

KENYA BOYS
Writer/director/producer: Alvin Shen

THE RISING COST OF COSMETICS
Writer/director: Garen Thomas
Producer: Brian Frager



DOCUMENTARY FILMS

AGREE TO DISAGREE
Writer: Haran Jackson
Director: Roger Melvin

BAD FRIDAY: RASTAFARI AFTER CORAL GARDENS
Director/producer: Deborah Thomas

BOB MARLEY: THE MAKING OF A LEGEND
Producer: Esther Anderson

BURN: THE EVOLUTION OF AN AMERICAN CITY
Director: Harold Jackson III

CLOSE TIES: TYING ON A NEW TRADITION
Director: Gemal Woods

I AM A DREAM CHASER

INFILTRATING HOLLYWOOD: THE RISE AND FALL OF THE SPOOK WHO SAT BY THE DOOR

MAMA SWEETIE

PHUNNY BUSINESS: A BLACK COMEDY
Writers: Raymond C. Lambert, John P. Davies
Director: John P. Davies
Producers: Raymond C. Lambert

REASON TO HOPE
Director/producer: Regge LIfe

THE START OF DREAMS
Director/producers: The Horne Brothers

THEY ARE NOT ALL LOST
Writer: Dawn Kirk-Alexander
Director: David Massey

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3 Comments

  • Adam | December 3, 2011 11:17 AMReply

    Loved Fish Above Sea Level! Great cinema!

  • Kara B. | October 5, 2011 5:01 AMReply

    I read your previous article on Lesson Before Love -- So excited they were accepted into the Hollywood Black Film Festival. I was able to check out the New Orleans Screening -- the film is dope! The Director is a really cool guy. Happy to see a good brotha "do his thing!"

  • J. John | October 5, 2011 4:43 AMReply

    Ya'll cover Lesson Before Love too. I saw that at the New Orleans screening, that dude Dui is on a whole new level. It was good as hell bruh!

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