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72 Hours: A Brooklyn Love Story?

Description

Caesar Winslow, 18, is the charismatic leader of his crew. Unlike his friends, he has a chance to leave Brooklyn and attend a prestigious university. But he's got big problems. His girlfriend dumped him, and guys in the neighborhood are already lining up to take his crown. Torn by his desire to experience a new world and fear of leaving the only world he's ever known, Caesar has 72 hours to steel himself.
 

Cast & Crew

Director: Raafi Rivero
Writer: Raafi Rivero (Based on a short film by Bilal N'dongo)
Producers: Vincent Harris and Stephanie Williams
Cinematographer: Shawn Peters

Principal Cast: 
Melvin Mogoli
Andrea Rachel
Erinn Westbrook
Bilal N'dongo
David Shaw
Enrique Andreas

 

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A Gentleman Always

Description

"A Gentleman Always" is the story of Lucius (Elie), an African­ American teen full of angst from his mother and father's abandonment and abuse, who is forced to move in with his wise, patient, grandfather (Cranford). Lucius, who has stolen his grandfather’s car simply to get attention — even more complex, to seek punishment from his grandfather resemblance to his father or mother, is instead met with a reckoning of lesson and love by his grandfather, who gracefully empowers Lucius with what it is to be a gentleman.


Cast & Crew

Director: Drue Metz
Writer: Drue Metz
Producer: N/A
Cinematographer: Golnor Fakhrai

Principal Cast:
Jéan Elie
Myles Cranford


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A Silent Night

Description

Rosie discovers her husband has been unfaithful. Her life quickly spirals out of control leaving her emotions in turmoil as she leaves her marital home, taking her two small children, Kieran and Kyla with her. The siblings are propelled into a life of poverty as their mother adjusts to life as a single parent. Rosie enters a world of uncertainty and hardship in an unforgiving Inner-City London. In these heartbreaking final scenes, the film reveals what it really means to become a victim of your own circumstances.


Cast & Crew

Director: Gino Ricardo Green
Writer: Gino Ricardo Green

Producers: 
Gino Ricardo Green (Executive)
Noir Paris LA (Executive)
Heather Basten (Co-Producer)
Daniel Bailey (Co-Producer) 
Black Apron Entertainment Ltd, Jeremy Zimmermann (Casting Dir.)

Cinematographer: Glen Matthews

Principal Cast:
Cat Simmons
Jeffery Kissoon
Joshua Vaughan
Ella Cadby
Jay Sentrosi
Denese Ricketts


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And Nothing Happened

Description

A young woman struggles to get through her morning routine in the wake of a surreal occurrence.


Cast & Crew

Director: Naima Ramos-Chapman


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Beatbox Boom Bap

Description

BEATBOX BOOM BAP AROUND THE WORLD takes us in the four corners of the Beatbox planet, lead by the artists who thrill the international stage. This unique trip alongside Rahzel and Kenny Muhammad in New York, Flashbox, Alem and BMG in France, to the Berlin’s world championships, reveals a blooming and singular art form, as well as its ancestral roots.


Cast & Crew

Director: Pascal Tessaud
Writer: Pascal Tessaud
Producer: Nadège Hasson
Cinematographer: N/A

Principal Cast: 
Alem
BMG
Alexinho
Doug E; Fresh


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Bird

Description

A college track star training for the Olympics is accused of a crime.


Cast & Crew

Director: Booker T. Mattison
Writer: Booker T. Mattison

Producers:
Courtney Jackson
Booker T. Mattison

Cinematographer: Beecher Reuning

Principal Cast:
Roderick Bradford - Mendelssohn Bird
Zeus Campbell - Antagonist #1
Tony Wade - Antagonist #2


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Black

Description

A 15-year-old girl in a black gang in Brussels must choose between loyalty and love when she falls for a Moroccan boy from a rival gang.


Cast & Crew

Directors: 
Billall Fallah
Adil El Arbi

Writers: 
Adil El Arbi
Bilall Fallah
Hans Herbots
Nele Meirhaeghe

Producers: 
Bert Hamelinck
Frank Van Passel
Ivy Vanhaecke

Cinematographer: Robrecht Heyvaert

Principal Cast: 
Aboubakr Bensaihi
Martha Canga Antonio


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Born in Battle

Description

Oneka, a former 12 year old child soldier escapes into his own fantasy, a world far away from his nightmarish present. The life he seeks fades the tighter he grips. Fantasy twists back to reality; in front of his family, he has to make a choice - life, death, and the path that decision will take him.


Cast & Crew

Director: Yangzom Brauen
Writer: Yangzom Brauen

Producers: 
Yangzom Brauen
Daniel Stanca
Gerold Wunstel

Cinematographer: Alexa Ihrt

Principal Cast: 
Roland Kilumbu
Krystel Roche
Aaryanna Nelson


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Brotherhood

Description

First there was Kidulthood, then Adulthood, now comes Noel Clarke's last installment "Brotherhood". With Sam facing up to the new world he realises that it also comes with new problems and new challenges that he must face and he will require old friends to help him survive new dangers.


Cast & Crew

Director: Noel Clarke
Writer: Noel Clarke

Producers: 
Noel Clarke
Jason Maza
Gina Powell
Maggie Monteith

Cinematographer: Aaron Reid

Principal Cast: 
Noel Clarke
Jason Maza
MIchael "Stormzy" Omari
Arnold Oceng
Shanika Warren-Markland
Cornell John


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Buried Deep

Description

A couple tries to find a winning lottery ticket in the middle of a blizzard. While trying to find a small slip of paper, in knee deep snow, under relentless conditions, tensions flare. But when the possibility of finding it actually becomes a distinct reality, mistrust and opportunism give way to greed then treachery. It's the only film shot entirely in New York City's biggest snowstorm on record, The Blizzard of 2016.


Cast & Crew

Director: Tim Naylor
Writer/Producer: Tim Naylor
Cinematographer: Gustavo Bechini

Principal Cast: 
Zainab Jah
Michael Stahl - David


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Chameleon

Description

Aiden is an undocumented migrant from Ireland living in Toronto. Labouring under the table, Aiden does his best to make a living and pass as a Canadian while trying to land an office job. When his girlfriend, Poorti, falls ill, he is forced to choose between risking his deportation and getting her the emergency medical attention she needs.


Cast & Crew

Director: Reza Dahya
Writer: Chris Cromie
Producer: Josh Ary
Cinematographer: Kevin C. W. Wong

Principle Cast: 
Jim Watson
Supinder Wraich
Parveen Kaur
Dewshane Williams
Cara Ricketts
Rosemary De Los Santos


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Gidi Blues

Description

Akin is an indulged playboy from an affluent family who accidentally meets an interesting beauty in an unpredictable place. Nkem is a beautiful, confident but unusual young lady who devotes herself to her work as a community volunteer in the belly of the city’s worst slum. Their encounter drags Akin into a whirlwind experience that unravels his world.


Cast & Crew

Director: Femi Odugbemi
Writer: Femi Odugbemi

Producers: 
Femi Odugbemi
Taiwo Egunjobi

Cinematographer: Lanre Olupona

Principal Cast: 
Gideon Okeke
Hauwa Allahbura
Banky W
Lepacious Bose
Daniel Lloyd
Tina Mba
Bukky Wright
Aduke


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Hush

Description

When a young ballerina performs as little red riding hood, the line between art and life blurs, and a real monster looms. As opening night approaches, she finds herself wanting to confide in a fellow dancer, but also afraid of the consequences.


Cast & Crew

Director: Whitney Clinkscales
Writer: Whitney Clinkscales
Producer: Brian Knight
Cinematographer: Jeremy Donaldson

Principal Cast: 
Isabella Iannuzzi
James Rich
Ian Bossung


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I Rise

Description

"I Rise" is a short film inspired by Andra Day's song "Rise Up" that tells the story of trailblazing African-American women who create, inspire and transform. The film features singer Andra Day, New Orleans Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell and entrepreneur Brandice Daniel.


Cast & Crew

Director: Yoruba Richen

Producers: 
Angela Tucker
Umut Ozaydinli                                                          

Cinematographers: 
Mike Vargas
Shawn Peters
DJ McConduit

Principal Cast: 
Andra Day
Brandice Daniel
Kimberly Goldson
Latoya Cantrell


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Jewel's Catch One

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Description

"Jewel’s Catch One" documents the oldest Black owned disco in America and establishes the legacy of businesswoman, activist, and healer, Jewel Thais-Williams, who stood up against hate and discrimination for 42 years. The story of Jewel and “The Catch” celebrates four decades of music, fashion, celebrity, and activism that helped change the course of our country by breaking down racial, social, and cultural barriers. One of the original safe spaces for both the LGBT and Black communities, The Catch also served as a refuge for many during the AIDS crisis. As her club grew to become known as the "unofficial Studio 54 of the West Coast," Jewel became a national model for how to combat discrimination and serve the less fortunate. The film is a lush visual and musical journey highlighted by exclusive interviews with Sharon Stone, Thelma Houston, Evelyn "Champagne" King, Madonna, Sandra Bernhard, Thea Austin, Jenifer Lewis, Representative Maxine Waters and Bonnie Pointer. CCH Pounder narrates this historically important film.


Cast & Crew

Director: C. Fitz

Writers: 
C. Fitz
Tracy Mercer
Pat Branch

Producers: 
C. Fitz
Tracy Mercer
Stephanie Lincoln
Carmen Quiros

Associate Producers:
Pat Branch
Paul FitzGerald

Cinematographers: 
Garrett Benson
C. Fitz
Abe Martinez
Sean Flannery

Principal Cast:
Sharon Stone
Sandra Bernhard
Thelma Houston
Thea Austin
Evelyn "Champagne" King
Bonnie Pointer
Gene LaPietra
Al Von
Jewel Thais-Williams
Representative Maxine Waters
Jenifer Lewis (Black-ish)


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Leche

Description

Nina, a 9 year-old outcast girl with albinism, finds herself the target of a jealous classmate's witch hunt.


Cast & Crew

Director: Gabriella Moses
Writer: Gabriella Moses

Producers: 
Raven Jensen
Anchorlight
Sydney Buchan
Erica Hart
Shelley Cheung
Davide Sorasio

Cinematographer: Davide Sorasio

Principal Cast:
Ava Clarke
Dasani Nunez
Jessica Pimentel
Massiel Mordan


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Lilly's Secret

Description

Apparently, Lilly has no reason to be disappointed in life. Tonight she can't sleep. She takes a pregnancy test for the umpteenth time. A few weeks earlier in the middle of a crisis, she had an affair, seeking a missing connection. She has to make a choice. Whatever it will be, it is something that will change her life, forever.


Cast & Crew

Director: Emanuele Michetti
Writer: Emanuele Michetti

Producers:
Emanuele Michetti
Deukyun Hwang

Executive Producer: Dana Riveccio

Cinematographer: Emanuele Michetti

Principal Cast: 
Deukyun Hwang
Lee Way Lang
Lisa Sperry


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