Make several short films in just five days! In small groups of 3-6, students (age 9-12) will learn the basics of working together as a movie production crew: writing scripts, directing actors, using accessible filmmaking technology, digitial editing, and more!
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“For a fresh and inspiring take on writing about the African diaspora, there’s nothing like a new book by Bernardine Evaristo. Somehow she does it every time!”―Margaret Busby, editor of Daughters of Africa
Written and directed by Kasi Lemmons (Harriet), this 1997 film stars Samuel L. Jackson (Sphere, Deep Blue Sea), Lynn Whitfield (A Thin Line Between Love and Hate, Greenleaf), Jurnee Smollett-Bell (Birds of Prey, Underground), and Diahann Carroll (Carmen Jones, Julia). The film centers on a Creole-American family in 1960's Louisiana and the lies that tear their family apart when a deep secret, infidelity, and voodoo is introduced.
LANGSTON is proud to bring its Seattle Black Film Festival to BIMA for an afternoon of thought provoking short films, one feature length film and post screening discussions centered around the Black diaspora experience and the Living Life Leadership and Living Arts Cultural Heritage Center's Black History Month theme of "Black Excellence and Achievement."
Directed by Associate Artistic Director, Jay O'Leary (CITIZEN: An American Lyric '19), this world premiere by Darren Canady, resonates now more than ever as we navigate questions of ownership and accountability within ourselves, society and the American government at large. By examining the secrets and traumas we carry in our bloodlines, playwright Darren Canady urges us to inch closer and closer to decolonizing and deconstructing the dominant narrative.
The 17th annual SBFF is April 23-26, 2020 and will bring together filmmakers, community members and creative leaders for a four-day celebration of Black brilliance at the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute in Seattle’s Central District.
The call for submissions is open until January 5th, 2020, and local filmmakers and students are encouraged to take advantage of free early-bird submission. For complete submission criteria, visit filmfreeway.com/SeattleBlackFilmFestival.