SISTAS ARE DOIN’ IT FOR THEMSELVES

SISTAS ARE DOIN’ IT FOR THEMSELVES - This screening and dialog is an opportunity for emerging African American (BLACK WOMEN) Female filmmakers to showcase their skills, talent and vision through film screenings, while giving the audience a chance to view and discuss the artistry, passion and sacrifice involved in the independent filmmaking process. Please complete this form and submit your short film along with key bios on cast & crew and your contact information on Social Media. Film must be 1-45 minutes.

Mail or deliver your film with this form, and press package to: BHERC, Attn: John Forbes, 1875 Century Park East, Suite 600, Los Angeles, California, CA 90067; or submit via email at john@firstweekendclub.org

(Hollywood, CA) – Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center’s proudly announces that it is currently accepting submissions for Black Female Filmmakers for its 26th Annual Sistas Are Doin' It For Themselves Short Film Festival and will screen short films directed by African American Women on Saturday, March 16th, 2019 Raleigh Studios, Chaplain Studios, 5300 Melrose Ave, Hollywood, CA 90038, at 7:00 p.m. by emerging Filmmakers of African descent.

BHERC's Sistas Are Doin' It For Themselves: “A Celebration of Black Women Filmmakers”, continues to bring to the public outstanding shorts written, directed and/or produced by female filmmakers of African descent. This 26th year adds an upfront and intimate chance for the audience to view and discuss the artistry, passion and sacrifice involved in the independent filmmaking process. This is the only program that has consistently promoted and supported the work of African American women in film for more than two decades. Sistas Are Doin' It For Themselves began twenty-six years ago as a call to the entertainment industry to acknowledge that there is grand talent amongst African American women filmmakers. Past "Sista Filmmakers" have included works of Gina Prince-Bythewood (Love & Basketball), Kasi Lemmons (Eve's Bayou), Dianne Houston (first Black Female to be nominated for an Academy Award / Short Film category) and Ree Dees (Mudbound). Guests have a rare chance to have an open dialogue and hear the awe inspiring stories of how these Sistas did it for themselves.

BHERC spotlights shorts created by female filmmakers of African-American decent (Black Women). This screening and dialogue is an opportunity for emerging African American female Directors to showcase their skills, talent and vision through film screenings, while giving the audience a chance to view and discuss the artistry, passion and sacrifice involved in the independent film making process. We look forward to your film submissions for our 2019 Sistas Are Doin’ It for Themselves Film Festival.

WHEN: March 16, 2019

No Entry Fee
No Prizes - great screening, awesome networking, affordable tickets, an Award Show honoring directors, filmmakers, writers, cinematographers, grips, Hair & Make-up, Still Photographers and all the behind the scenes artists who collaborate to create FILM

Please complete this form and submit your short film on DVD. Film must be 1-60 minutes. Mail or deliver your film with this form to:

BHERC
Attn: John Forbes
1875 Century Park East, Suite 600
Los Angeles, California, CA 90067

john@firstweekendclub.org

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  • The Reel Black Film Festival was by far the best festival I've attended! Communication was solid and everyone at the festival was so welcoming. It felt like I was screening my film with family lol. The entire team that put together the festival and the audience were so supportive and I'm so happy that I received the opportunity to meet, network, and view other powerful African American films. This team is doing some amazing stuff for the black community of directors and filmmakers and I can't wait to send more of my work here!

    October 2018
  • Thaddeus Jones

    I had a fantastic time here. I loved the fact that people were actually networking and looking to help others grow.

    October 2018
  • Chris Hill

    This was a truly amazing experience! Thank you for a great time!

    July 2018
  • Kennikki Jones-Jones

    I was not able to attend the event but a friend went in my place. When he texted me a small video after the audience viewed my short, I was almost brought to tears. I felt the love through my phone. They all felt like family. The host encouraged the audience to share a word that described what they watched and the feedback was so valuable. I really wish I could of been! I also feel like it's a great opportunity to network people have reached out to me already. I am truly grateful that I was a part of this festival and I hope to make it in the future.

    March 2018
  • One of the best film festival I've been a part of! They treated me with so much respect and honor. They made me feel like a big Hollywood director! Thank you!

    October 2017