Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Hollywood Black Film Festival

DimitryL. and I had a amazing week last week at the Hollywood Black Film Festival. This was the 9th year of an incredible line-up of films, panels, networking and of course, parties. Dubbed the "Black Sundance" this festival is a visionary beam of light for independent black filmmakers, giving them opportunity and access to directly interact and meet with other key industry professionals. They're motto "Access. Opportunity. Deals." speaks to the atmosphere fostered to make a filmmakers' dream come to life.

Dimitry and I were invited by Blue Entertainment PR, to participate by setting up the first HBFF Celebrity Portrait Studio. We were able to take some fantastic pictures of a cross-section of talented celebrities. I also had a chance to work with the Founder and Executive Director of the HBFF, Tanya Kersey, doing her make-up. She is a really amazing woman who I admire for her tireless work and vision in helping the independent filmmaker community by creating such an exciting and innovative festival.

We look forward to participating again next year. As it will be the HBFF 10 year Anniversary, it will be a festival not to be missed. I will keep you posted.

DimitryL and I at the HBFF Whtie Party

Writer/Director of the film, Deadmeat, Q and I at the HBFF White Party

Tanya Kersey and I at the HBFF Celebrity Portrait Studio

Bleu Entertainment PR owner, Cecy Galvan and I at the HBFF closing party

DimitryL. and Cecy Galvan at HBFF White Party

First time Filmmaker, Mo Hines and I at the HBFF closing party.

Mo's film "Choices" showcased his writing, producing and acting talents.

1 comment:

majuana said...

Valerie! Girl! You have been busy and you look Fabulous!!!I'm so excited we've reconnected and soooo proud of you doing what you love and of course being the best at it!!! It's wonderful girl!! All I can say is "Wow"!!! Peace & Blessings Majuana