August 21, 2008
Norfolk Fest Puts Focus on Black Filmmakers
The projectors are heating up at the Attucks Theatre as the Mid Atlantic Black Film Festival starts rolling today.The annual juried competition is a showcase for independent filmmakers worldwide.
Highlights include the Short and Student Film Competition, Kidz Film Series, several feature-length films, workshops and the pitchathon.
In that event, storytellers will pitch their concepts for movies to a panel of industry insiders and members of the audience. Then, each of the two groups will pick their favorite pitches. That event, with $10 admission, is at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Hampton Roads Convention Center in Hampton. All films will be shown at the theater.
Tonight's headliner film, at 7, is "Prince Among Slaves," about a slave ship .
The awards ceremony and closing film, "America the Beautiful," are at 7 p.m. Saturday.
if you go
What Mid Atlantic Black Film Festival
When Today through Saturday
Where Attucks Theatre, Norfolk
Information (757) 622-4763, www.mabff.org
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