Founder and Executive Director, Tanya Kersey announced the 2013 Winners of HBFF. Winners received prize packages from Final Draft, Quick Film Budget, Lightspeed EPS, Entertainment Partners makers of Movie Magic, Writers Boot Camp, Act One, and Sony Creative Studio.
Here is the list of award-winners and categorikes.
Hard Time Bus
Written by: Owen Mowatt
Directed by: Dean Charles
If I Were a Bell
Written/Directed by: Sherese Robinson Lee
***Shorts HONORABLE MENTION***
Sunday’s At Noon
Written by: Lyric Anderson & Tami Roman
Directed by: Ka’ramuu Kush
Written by: Anthony Harper
Directed by: Not Provided
***Students HONORABLE MENTION***
Beyond the Echo of the Drum
Written by: Not Provided
Directed by: Lori Webster
Take Us Home
Written by: Aileen LeBlanc
Directed by: Aileen LeBlanc & Orly Malessa
***DOCUMENTARY HONORABLE MENTION***
In Search of the Black Knight
Written/Directed by: Tamarat Makonnen
***WEB SERIES WINNER***
Mommy Uncensored: Confessions Of a Real Mom
Written by: Shannon Byrd, Adrian Dukes, Kellana Franklin, Charity Jordan , Nell Maxwell, Zoie Sykes, Sonya Tate-Smith
Directed by: Christine Horn, Justin Jordan, David Kote, Sharell Luckett, Nik Mynyan
Malagasy Mankany (Legends of Madagascar)
Writer-director: Haminiaina Ratovarivony
The finalists will begin Project Stargazer Lab in January 2014, where they will be paired with mentors from the entertainment industry and NASA while they further develop their Sci-Fi ideas into a feature length screenplay at Writers Boot Camp over the course of nine months.
by: Ronald Taylor, Los Angeles, CA
by: Rashim Cannad and Tarina Pouncy, Los Angeles, CA
by: Arvel Chappell III and Michael J. Martinez, Los Angeles, CA
1st place Winner: Esteem Ladies of Hope – Shington Lamy, Tallahassee, FL 2nd place: The Pack – Bond of Blood, Devvin Mattison, Arlington, TX
3rd place: Madame Charlie – Nadria Tucker, Los Angeles, CA
***TWINKIE BYRD’S MONOLOGUE SLAM ***
Kyla Garcia, Los Angeles, CA
About the HBFF
Founded in 1999, The Hollywood Black Film Festival aims to enhance the careers of emerging and established North American filmmakers through a public exhibition, competition program and industry panels. Known amongst the entertainment industry’s powerbrokers as, “The Black Sundance,” the festival brings independent works of accomplished and aspiring black filmmakers to an environment encompassing the mainstream Hollywood community and Southern California film-going audiences.
The festival’s goal is to play an integral role in discovering and launching independent films and filmmakers by bringing them to the attention of the industry, press and public.