It's always good to see Stateside black film festivals celebrate films from the rest of the African Diaspora... details via press release below:
Hollywood, CA (September 23, 2013) – This year the Hollywood Black Film Festival (HBFF) has integrated a new sidebar, Film Diaspora, into its programming slate. Film Diaspora will showcase independent films and filmmakers from the African Diaspora. The sidebar will screen Thursday, October 3 from 11am-9pm at the Ricardo Montalban Theatre, 1618 Vine Street, Hollywood, CA. The Hollywood Black Film Festival runs October 2-6 in Hollywood, CA.
Andrea Meshel, the programmer for this year’s Film Diaspora, is hoping to create an awareness of stories being told by filmmakers outside of the United States. “Film Diaspora is proud to present a vast array of cinematic voices from the African Diaspora.” says Meshel.
The Film Diaspora lineup will showcase 11 films -- three features, six shorts, and two documentaries from 8 countries -- Nigeria, Haiti, Cameroon, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Madagascar, Burkina Faso and South Africa
Flower Girl (Nigeria)
Writer: Jigi Bello, Director: Michelle Bello
Malagasy Mankany (Legends of Madagascar) (Madagascar)
Writer/Director: Haminiaina Ratovarivony
Ninah’s Dowry (Cameroon)
Writer/Director: Victor Viyuoh
Midnight Scorpian (Burkina Faso)
Writer/Director: Tony Amara
NHAMO (South Africa)
Writer/Director: Eunice Chiwesha Goldstein
Writer/Director: Willis Ikedum Sunni Man (New Zealand) Writer/Director: Hamish Mortland
Writer/Director: Shola Amoo
Writers: Edith Nwekenta and Ola Laniyan
Adopted ID (Haiti)
Writer: Andrew Togobo
Director: Sonia Godding Togobo (London)
Writer/Director: Adeyemi Michael
To register for the festival and see a full line up of events, visit www.hbff.org.