Hollywood Black Film Festival Announces 2012 Season With Exciting New Programming, Panels, Partnerships and Parties
-- The festival will take place at The W Hotel in Hollywood, October 25-28, 2012 --
Hollywood, CA (October 8, 2012) -- Tanya Kersey, Executive Director, announced the 2012 season of The Hollywood Black Film Festival (HBFF) with an exciting line up of films, panels, panelists and festivities over a four day period. HBFF happens October 25 - 28, 2012 and will be hosted at The W Hotel, 6250 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028. The Opening Night will be held on October 25 @ 7:00 PM. All films will be screened around the corner at the Montalban Theater, 1615 Vine Street, Hollywood, CA.
Recognized as the premiere Black film festival in Hollywood showcasing the best independent films from Black filmmakers, HBFF leads with innovation by delivering top-shelf panels designed to empower filmmakers and expose Black film to diverse audiences right in the heart of the movie capital.
"This year marks a pivotal moment in our history as we celebrate the artistry of Black film from coast-to-coast and worldwide," said Kersey. "This year it's our goal to expose the masses to dynamic Black film, while educating people on best practices for getting film financing, creating stories and tapping into the power players doing the deals through our informative Infotainment Conference panels and workshops."
To register for the festival and see a full line up of events, visit www.hbff.org
For press credentials, contact Edna Sims at email@example.com no later than Monday, October 8, 2012.
About the HBFF
Founded in 1999, The Hollywood Black Film Festival aims to enhance the careers of emerging and established North American filmmakers through a public exhibition, competition program and industry panels. Known amongst the entertainment industry's powerbrokers as, "The Black Sundance," the festival brings independent works of accomplished and aspiring black filmmakers to an environment encompassing the mainstream Hollywood community and Southern California film-going audiences. The festival's goal is to play an integral role in discovering and launching independent films and filmmakers by bringing them to the attention of the industry, press and public.
The Official Sponsors of HBFF 2012 are NBC/Universal, Wells Fargo, Nike and Studio System. The festival is also supported by One Village Entertainment, Tri-Destined Studios, Swirl Films, Hawaiian Spring Water, Syncom, Final Draft, Sony Creative Studios, Creative Handbook, Wave & Trails, BlackPR.com, Gildecam, Greenhouse Studios, Emma's Cupcakes, Southern Girl Desserts and CC Nails.
Edna Sims, ESP Public Relations
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