Day Four JANUARY 20, 2020 The Kwanzaa Film Festival Closing Film and Award

Ceremony 3 pm to 7 pm

Magic Johnson AMC Theater 2309 Frederick Douglass Blvd, New York, NY 10027

Films

Last Tango In Harlem by Ina Norris an avant-garde film about a Harlem Couple during gentrification showing an intimate look of a women's lost memories..

Zahra and the Oil Man By Yusef Mayes Zahra, the daughter to a Muslim street merchant, fights to save her father's struggling business in a changing Newark.

Soul Doctor by Danny Wise Journey of a Rockstar Rabbi is a Broadway musical that details the life of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach, with music and lyrics by Shlomo Carlebach and David Schechter, and book and direction by Daniel Wise.

Awards Ceremony followed directly after.

Nominees
Kwanzaa Film Festival

THE NIA IMPACTING FEATURE FILM AWARD NOMINEES THE ROAD TO THE TRUTH BY Karen Waller-Martin CASE 137 NURI BAUSWELL TRAFFICKED AFRICA BY Jato Ehijator

The Ujamaa Short film Black Male writers Award NOMINEES
The Education of the Abused Women by Drew Tank Garret,
My America by Kassaun Henry Nikita by Natural Langdon Together by Tony Scott, A part of me by Marcellus Cox

The Ujima Each One Teach One Feature Documentary Award NOMINEES
8 SEASONS OF ART BY PHIL MCGRAW DIGGING FOR WELDON IRVINE BY VICTORIOUS DeCosta, Amanukafo Adebisa African America Spirituality by Kwesi Akhan

THE KUCHAGALIA SHORT FILM WOMENS DIRECTORS NOMINEES ARE RIPPLE BY NACHAYKA VANTERPOOL THE LANDLORD LIE BY LETRESA BAKER HOME SWEET HOME BY ROMELL OWENS WELFARE CHECK BY RANI CROWE BLACKBIRD BY NICOLE THOMPSON

Our winners of the film festival will be in the following categories: Best short film, Best feature film, Best documentary, Best trailer, Best Actor and Actress, Best Director

The Gift packages for winners will be valued at $500 Our award ceremony is on 12/30 by invitation.

Films must be the original work of the applicants. If a film is based upon another person’s life or upon a book or other underlying work, applicant(s) must secure any necessary rights to make such adaptations. However, it is not necessary to submit the adaptation rights agreements to the Festival. Neither the Festival nor its jurists investigates or attests to the authenticity of an applicant’s statement of authorship or rights secured. By entering the competition, you are acknowledging that you have secured all necessary rights.
Applicants are solely responsible for obtaining all necessary rights and permissions for third-party materials included in the film, including but not limited to music, trademarks, logos, copyrights, and other intellectual property rights. Kwanzaa film festival expressly disclaims all liability or responsibility for any violations of the foregoing.
BY SUBMITTING THE MATERIAL, THE APPLICANT HEREBY AGREES TO INDEMNIFY, HOLD HARMLESS, AND DEFEND THE FESTIVAL, ITS EMPLOYEES, DIRECTORS, REPRESENTATIVES, AND AFFILIATES FROM ANY LIABILITY, CLAIMS, AND DAMAGES IN CONNECTION WITH THE SUBMISSION AND FROM ANY FEES AND EXPENSES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO REASONABLE ATTORNEYS’ FEES, THAT ANY OF THEM MAY INCUR IN CONNECTION THEREWITH.

Overall Rating
Quality
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Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • This festival is a wonderful platform emerging and experienced filmmakers. We were honored to have Trafficked--Africa screened as part of the Youth Iniative. The opening night ceremony was lovely, with good networking.

    January 2020
  • Cota Myway

    Absolutely wonderful experience!
    Thank you for you Hospitality!
    Sharon Reeves Battle

    January 2020
  • Communication was strained. Updates on the screening of the film was not done.

    January 2020