The 13th Annual NC Black Film Festival Kicks Off Tonight!

by April Vickery

NEW_FILM_FEST_2014_FLYER_FRONTThe 13th annual North Carolina Black Film Festival will be held in Wilmington this weekend! (March 13-16) The event is sponsored by The Black Art Alliance. The Black Art Alliance is a volunteer run organization that offers support and encouragement of art in all genres from emerging artists to seasoned artists alike and has some incredible films lined up for the weekend.

The festival is four days of independent films by African-American filmmakers. The festival is an invitational event that will showcase feature films, shorts, animated film and documentaries. Each category will have a $500 prize.

TONIGHT at 6:00pm, the NCBFF will begin with the free Cinemixer at the Cameron Art Museum. The evening is scheduled to continue with 2 films being showcased. Beginning at 6:00pm on Friday, the festival will move to Jengo’s Playhouse and Theater in historic downtown where five films are scheduled to be shown that evening. Jengo’s Playhouse will be hosting a backyard social at 9:15pm on Friday featuring Jamaica’s Comfort Zone.

Saturday, from 10:00am until 1:00pm the family film genre takes the stage. During this time, the films will be free of charge. The venue for this day is the Farrell Room at the Community Arts Center downtown. After the family films showcase, the biggest day of the festival continues with 18 different titles in different genres of film scheduled including the locally filmed Swirl ProductionFRAT BROTHERS’.

On the final day of the festival, we will begin with ‘FASHION IN FILM‘ at 3:00pm followed by NCBFF filmmaker Honoree and Film Maker Awards ceremony at 4:00pm. The festivities will end with a free screening of ‘MISTER & PETE‘ starring Jennifer Hudson and American Idol Jordin Sparks.

For the entire list of the amazing films entered, their schedules, pricing and addresses to the venues go to http://www.blackartsalliance.org/

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