Harlem International Film Festival

Harlem International Film Festival The Harlem Int'l Film Festival is the marriage of History to Art, and Cinema to one of New York City’s most dynamic communities.
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See what Harlem International Film Festival and some of the world's other cutting edge festivals had to say regarding su...
01/04/2021
What Film Festivals Want: Festivals' Ideal Submissions — and Pet Peeves

See what Harlem International Film Festival and some of the world's other cutting edge festivals had to say regarding submitting films & screenplays this season, in this MovieMaker Magazine article presented by FilmFreeway. #Filmmakers #screenwriters #filmfreeway #films2021 #festivalseason

https://www.moviemaker.com/what-film-festivals-want-festivals-tell-us-their-ideal-submissions-and-pet-peeves/3/

What do film festivals want? How do you get into film festivals? How do you get rejected? We asked 23 festivals what they want, and don't want.

Join scores of filmmakers and screenwriters from around the globe and have your work showcased at the 16th Annual Harlem...
01/01/2021

Join scores of filmmakers and screenwriters from around the globe and have your work showcased at the 16th Annual Harlem International, May 6-9, 2021! Late Deadline is January 2 only through FilmFreeway, the #1 platform for film submissions.

https://filmfreeway.com/HarlemInternationalFilmFestival

Hi Everybody!! We are making one final push to raise funds for our 2021 season thanks to a generous donor who is matchin...
12/31/2020

Hi Everybody!!

We are making one final push to raise funds for our 2021 season thanks to a generous donor who is matching any new gift of $100 or less before the day ends tomorrow (December 31).

If forty people contribute $50 right now we can ensure an additional $4,000 towards our programming & events in the upcoming year, but any amount is greatly appreciated and will strengthen our work continuing to showcase urgent, essential, independent local & global cinema in the heart of New York City (we showed 100 unforgettable films in 2020)!!!

If you have ever wanted to support our non-profit work and some of the finest cinema from Harlem to Hong Kong, but have yet to do so, now's the perfect time to jump on board!!

Thanks again for your commitment to the arts in New York City especially during this difficult year for all of us!!
https://fundraising.fracturedatlas.org/harlem-international-film-festival

Harlem Int’l alum Daniel Peddle’s new short film DROP SHOT is a meditative portrait of "high fashion fisherman" and Harl...
12/27/2020
High Fashion Fisherman, Hella Tall, Is Your New Male Model Obsession

Harlem Int’l alum Daniel Peddle’s new short film DROP SHOT is a meditative portrait of "high fashion fisherman" and Harlemite, Hella Tall – yes, that’s his real name! *Spoiler alert, he lets all the fish he catches go.

“…Given that Peddle was the first to see the potential in superstars like Jennifer Lawrence and does double duty as a film director, it’s a good thing Tall gave him a ring...”
https://www.vogue.com/article/hella-tall-male-model-interview?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=The+Drop+Shot

With a name like that, he was destined for modeling greatness.

The Uptown Wagon is hosting a freestore on Wednesday, Dec 23 from 10 PM-12 AM on Lenox Ave. at 125th Street (next to Coh...
12/23/2020
@UptownWagon

The Uptown Wagon is hosting a freestore on Wednesday, Dec 23 from 10 PM-12 AM on Lenox Ave. at 125th Street (next to Cohen’s Optical) in #harlem. A #freestore is a give-what-you-can/ take-what-you-need store, where EVERYTHING is free!

It’s a way for our community members to take care of each other.
We’ll be sharing hot meals, holiday treats, clothes, warm outerwear (coats, hats, gloves, scarves), and toys for gifts. We’ll also have a #free medical tent with blood pressure and blood sugar screenings.

To support our neighbors with these offerings, we need donations of clothing, winter gear, toys/gifts/wrapping supplies, #PPE, personal hygiene supplies, first aid supplies, non-perishable/individually wrapped/ready-to-eat foods, reusable totes, and medical supplies.

Caring for our community takes all of us. Please donate to the Freestore by emailing [email protected] to let us know what you’d like to share, and how we can receive it from you. Pickups available!

Follow Uptown Wagon (@UptownWagon) on Instagram and Twitter if you have not already.

You can even help us host the event itself by filling out the #volunteer form below:
https://linktr.ee/UptownWagon

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"BET’s 'Holiday Heartbreak,' a delightful romantic comedy starring Harlem resident, actress-model Maryam Basir, premiere...
12/16/2020
Harlem Actress/Model Maryam Basir Stars In BET Movie “Holiday Heartbreak” And More (Video)

"BET’s 'Holiday Heartbreak,' a delightful romantic comedy starring Harlem resident, actress-model Maryam Basir, premieres this evening at 6 pm EST..."

https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/harlem-actress-model-maryam-basir-stars-in-bet-movie-holiday-heartbreak-and-more-video/

BET’s “Holiday Heartbreak,” a delightful romantic comedy starring Harlem resident, actress-model Maryam Basir, premieres on Wednesday, December 16, 2020, at 6 pm EST. “Holiday Heartbreak” is an original BET fantasy Christmas Continue Reading →

"Cinema Saves the World" is a rousing, insightful and passionate tribute to filmmakers, theaters and movie goers everywh...
12/06/2020
Rumble with Michael Moore - Michael Moore

"Cinema Saves the World" is a rousing, insightful and passionate tribute to filmmakers, theaters and movie goers everywhere by Michael Moore, in his latest installment of his weekly podcast. He discusses various threats to theaters across the nation from the pandemic to the recent actions of studios like Warner Bros who just last week released unsettling news.
https://open.spotify.com/show/5KubucWBfyJr14bD7xWBvS

Academy Award-winning filmmaker and political provocateur Michael Moore offers his subversive and humorous take on the issues of the day and talks to a wide range of people from comedians and politicians to the people who’ve tried to kill him. Plus various mischief with Mike’s friends, family an...

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12/05/2020

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Warner Bros. Strikes Blow to Theaters Sending Entire 2021 Slate to HBO Max and Theaters Simultaneously During Pandemic"I...
12/04/2020

Warner Bros. Strikes Blow to Theaters Sending Entire 2021 Slate to HBO Max and Theaters Simultaneously During Pandemic

"In an unprecedented announcement, the studio will send 17 films — including 'The Matrix 4,' 'The Suicide Squad' and 'Dune' to its streaming service for 31 days the same day they hit theaters...

Warner Bros. is plotting a sweeping response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, which has shuttered movie theaters around the country..."
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/warner-bros-smashes-box-office-windows-will-send-2021-slate-to-hbo-max-and-theaters

Deadline Fast Approaching for Films & Screenplays for the 16th Annual Harlem Int'l Film Festival (Hi XVI)! Apply through...
12/03/2020

Deadline Fast Approaching for Films & Screenplays for the 16th Annual Harlem Int'l Film Festival (Hi XVI)! Apply through our partner FilmFreeway https://filmfreeway.com/HarlemInternationalFilmFestival

Join writers and filmmakers from Harlem to Hong Kong for the opportunity to showcase your work in the world famous cultural capital – Harlem, New York City!

The Harlem Int'l Film Festival (Hi XVI) once again opens the call to all films & screenplays around the world in any category, by anyone, about anything under the sun: Animation; Documentary; Narrative; Experimental; VR/360; Music Video; Webisode; Uptown Cinema and Youth Film. We welcome passionate, even controversial work and we reward it (click on the “Awards” tab on the site to see the 2020 winners and "Juries" to see last season's judges). https://harlemfilmfestival.org/

DOWN TO EARTHA – Today Only!THE AUDELCO-NOMINATED ONE WOMAN SHOW!The CIA took to silence Eartha Kitt following an incide...
11/29/2020

DOWN TO EARTHA – Today Only!

THE AUDELCO-NOMINATED ONE WOMAN SHOW!

The CIA took to silence Eartha Kitt following an incident at a White House luncheon in January 1968. Kitt’s anti-war statements on that day personally insulted First Lady Lady Bird Johnson to the extent that she urged President Lyndon Johnson to blacklist the performer from working in the United States for the next decade.

Harlem Int'l alum Dierdra McDowell transforms on stage into Kitt and re-encounters that fateful day, while also delving into the performer's personal journey from child abuse and oppression to power and freedom. After sold out performances around New York City, you can catch McDowell today in her stunning one woman show in the comfort of your own home!

“In today’s political climate, the right to be heard continues to resonate,” said director Marishka Phillips. “Kitt’s outspoken views are just as relevant and inspiring today as they were in 1968.”

Taped live to a standing ovation at The Dwyer Cultural Center in Harlem!

This is One Night Only. Festival alum Dierdra McDowell brings Eartha Kitt back to life. Audience members say they feel like they’ve spent an hour with Eartha herself!

Don't miss her!
https://vimeo.com/ondemand/downtoeartha

New Harlem River Drive Ramp Opens, Easing Neighborhood Traffic (and Pollution) and Finally Ending 62 Year Detour"Officia...
11/27/2020
New Harlem River Drive Ramp Opens, Easing Neighborhood Traffic

New Harlem River Drive Ramp Opens, Easing Neighborhood Traffic (and Pollution) and Finally Ending 62 Year Detour

"Officials are touting the likely public health benefits of the new ramp, which they say will reduce more than 2,500 tons of carbon emissions per year in East Harlem, helping reduce the neighborhood's childhood asthma rate, which is among the highest in the city.

'We know there are serious disparities in exposure in New York City that disproportionately affect low-income and minority children. That's why steps like these to reduce air pollution are so important,' Leonardo Trasande, director of environmental pediatrics at NYU Langone Health, said in a statement..."

'It is almost unbelievable that a bridge of this magnitude, one of the busiest crossings in the country, wasn't already connected to a major highway like Harlem River Drive,' said Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who attended a ribbon-cutting on the ramp Monday..."

https://patch.com/new-york/harlem/new-harlem-river-drive-ramp-opens-easing-neighborhood-traffic?utm_term=article-slot-1&utm_source=newsletter-daily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter

The state opened a new ramp connecting the RFK Bridge to the Harlem River Drive, diverting 17,000 cars per day from East Harlem streets.

Harlem's own David Dinkins died Monday night two months after his wife Joyce passed.  The first elected black mayor of N...
11/25/2020
Dinkins Blazed a Political Trail That Started in Harlem

Harlem's own David Dinkins died Monday night two months after his wife Joyce passed. The first elected black mayor of New York City defeated three term incumbent Ed Koch in the primary to go on against Rudy Giuliani to win in their first bout against each other, becoming the city's 106th mayor. He hosted Nelson Mandela at Gracie Mansion during his first stop in the US after being released from 27 years on Robben Island. The mayor was a figure in the anti-apartheid movement and ordered the city to divest its pension from companies doing business in South Africa. https://www.ny1.com/nyc/all-boroughs/news/2020/11/24/dinkins-blazed-political-trail-starting-in-harlem

He inspired a generation of office seekers.

Mother A.M.E. Zion Church in Harlem Receives New York Landmarks Conservancy Sacred Sites GrantEstablished in 1796, the M...
10/30/2020
Mother A.M.E. Zion Church in Harlem Receives New York Landmarks Conservancy Sacred Sites Grant

Mother A.M.E. Zion Church in Harlem Receives New York Landmarks Conservancy Sacred Sites Grant

Established in 1796, the Mother A.M.E. Zion Church is New York City’s first black congregation and the denominational center for the A.M.E. Zion Church.

In the 1800’s it was known as the “Freedom Church” for its role in the abolition movement. The current sanctuary dates from 1925 and was designed by one of America’s first registered black architects, George Washington Foster, Jr.

https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/mother-a-m-e-zion-church-in-harlem-receives-new-york-landmarks-conservancy-sacred-sites-grant/

The New York Landmarks Conservancy has announced eight Sacred Sites Grants totaling $140,000 awarded to historic religious properties throughout New York State, including $30,000 to Mother A.M.E. Zion Church in Harlem to Continue Reading →

Island of Baseball - Closing Night World Premiere screening online today September 20 at Harlem Film Festival. For ticke...
09/20/2020

Island of Baseball - Closing Night World Premiere screening online today September 20 at Harlem Film Festival. For tickets, please visit watch.eventive.org/harlem

Omar and Us w/The Return of Osiris screening online today September 20 at Harlem Film Festival. For tickets, please visi...
09/20/2020

Omar and Us w/The Return of Osiris screening online today September 20 at Harlem Film Festival. For tickets, please visit watch.eventive.org/harlem

Harlem Love Pt. 2 (Narrative Shorts) screening online today September 20 at Harlem Film Festival. For tickets, please vi...
09/20/2020

Harlem Love Pt. 2 (Narrative Shorts) screening online today September 20 at Harlem Film Festival. For tickets, please visit watch.eventive.org/harlem

Songs That Never End screening online today September 20 at Harlem Film Festival. For tickets, please visit watch.eventi...
09/20/2020

Songs That Never End screening online today September 20 at Harlem Film Festival. For tickets, please visit watch.eventive.org/harlem

Experimental Cinema (from Harlem to Hong Kong) screening online today September 19 at 9:00pm EDT at Harlem Film Festival...
09/19/2020

Experimental Cinema (from Harlem to Hong Kong) screening online today September 19 at 9:00pm EDT at Harlem Film Festival. For tickets, please visit watch.eventive.org/harlem

The Black Emperor of Broadway w/Trouble In My Mind screening online today September 19 at 7:00pm EDT at Harlem Film Fest...
09/19/2020

The Black Emperor of Broadway w/Trouble In My Mind screening online today September 19 at 7:00pm EDT at Harlem Film Festival. For tickets, please visit watch.eventive.org/harlem

Harlem Love Pt. 1 (Short Docs) screening online today September 19 at 5:00pm EDT at Harlem Film Festival. For tickets, p...
09/19/2020

Harlem Love Pt. 1 (Short Docs) screening online today September 19 at 5:00pm EDT at Harlem Film Festival. For tickets, please visit watch.eventive.org/harlem

Waiting w/Henet Ward screening online today September 19 at 3:00pm EDT at Harlem Film Festival. For tickets, please visi...
09/19/2020

Waiting w/Henet Ward screening online today September 19 at 3:00pm EDT at Harlem Film Festival. For tickets, please visit watch.eventive.org/harlem

The official poster for Opeka (directed by Cam Cowan) which screened at Harlem Film Festival earlier today.
09/18/2020

The official poster for Opeka (directed by Cam Cowan) which screened at Harlem Film Festival earlier today.

Higher Love w/First Chances (Dir: Hasan Oswald) screening online today September 18 at 9:00pm EDT at Harlem Film Festiva...
09/18/2020

Higher Love w/First Chances (Dir: Hasan Oswald) screening online today September 18 at 9:00pm EDT at Harlem Film Festival. For tickets, please visit watch.eventive.org/harlem

Cabarete w/Look at Lucas (Dir: Ivan Bordas) screening online today September 18 at 7:00pm EDT at Harlem Film Festival. F...
09/18/2020

Cabarete w/Look at Lucas (Dir: Ivan Bordas) screening online today September 18 at 7:00pm EDT at Harlem Film Festival. For tickets, please visit watch.eventive.org/harlem

For Fear of Kofi w/Lift Every Voice and Sing (Dir: Marina Petrovskaia) screening online today September 18 at 5:00pm EDT...
09/18/2020

For Fear of Kofi w/Lift Every Voice and Sing (Dir: Marina Petrovskaia) screening online today September 18 at 5:00pm EDT at Harlem Film Festival. For tickets, please visit watch.eventive.org/harlem

Hope Village w/Just Us (Dir: Ri-Karlo Handy) screening online today September 18 at 3:00pm EDT at Harlem Film Festival. ...
09/18/2020

Hope Village w/Just Us (Dir: Ri-Karlo Handy) screening online today September 18 at 3:00pm EDT at Harlem Film Festival. For tickets, please visit watch.eventive.org/harlem

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Welcome to Harlem Int’l Film Festival

Celebrating the art of cinema in the home of the Harlem Renaissance, The Harlem International Film Festival (Hi) inspires and entertains by honoring dynamic films by anyone about anything under the sun. Conceived from the belief that we all have unique experiences and perspectives to share, the Festival actively seeks and exhibits fresh work. Hi is committed to exemplifying the eminence that Harlem represents and is dedicated to bringing attention to the finest filmmakers from Harlem to Hong Kong.

The Hi experience integrates the best that Harlem has to offer – great restaurants, unique boutiques, world-class music venues, prestigious universities and cultural institutions, and a long history of excellence in the Arts. The Festival showcases features, documentaries, shorts, animation, youth projects, experimental/installation/VR/360, episodic work and cutting edge music video. Special events include Hi noon lunchtime screenings, the Screenplay Showdown competition reading, panel discussions, nightlife, the Hi Honors and the Renaissance Awards gala.

In addition to showcasing some of the finest films from around the world, the Festival also features the Harlem Spotlight focusing on films produced or directed by Harlem residents, films shot in Harlem, or films about Harlem and her legendary history as well as the HUB category for films produced in/about Harlem, Upper Manhattan and the Bronx.

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So proud and honoured my film, Reclamation: The Rise at Standing Rock screens tomorrow, Friday Sept 11 with the amazing feature, Let The People Decide. Please support this wonderful Festival. Tickets can be purchased at https://watch.eventive.org/harlem/play/5f549831d6b3f400300daf7e/5f4c09ba77765e1922d5d6ee Thank you Harlem International Film Festival!
So honored and thrilled to be a part of the incredible Harlem International Film Festival 2020. My short documentary film, Reclamation: The Rise at Standing Rock will play online Friday Sept 11th.
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