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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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Fifty-five years ago today Malcolm X was assassinated at the Audubon Ballroom in Harlem at 39 years of age. #MalcolmXNew...
02/21/2020
Malcolm X’s Daughter Ilyasah Shabazz on Her Father’s Legacy & the New Series “Who Killed Malcolm X?”

Fifty-five years ago today Malcolm X was assassinated at the Audubon Ballroom in Harlem at 39 years of age. #MalcolmX

New Netflix series may cause the case to be reopened after decades of unanswered questions.

Democracy Now speaks to Ilyasah Shabazz, one of six daughters of Malcolm X, who was just 2 years old when her father was assassinated in front of her, her siblings and her mother.

https://www.democracynow.org/2020/2/21/malcolm_xs_daughter_ilyasah_shabazz_on

Fifty-five years ago today, Malcolm X was assassinated. The civil rights leader was shot to death on February 21, 1965, at the Audubon Ballroom in New York City. He was only 39 years old. Details of his assassination remain disputed to this day. Earlier this month, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus....

He Was 'Star Wars' ' Secret Weapon, So Why Was He Forgotten?  Lucas agrees: "He was way ahead of his time, and unfortuna...
02/16/2020
He Was 'Star Wars' ' Secret Weapon, So Why Was He Forgotten?

He Was 'Star Wars' ' Secret Weapon, So Why Was He Forgotten? Lucas agrees: "He was way ahead of his time, and unfortunately that time hasn't come yet..."

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/features/he-was-star-wars-secret-weapon-why-was-he-forgotten-1275211?utm_source=pocket-newtab

Ashley Boone Jr., the first black president of a major Hollywood studio, helped make George Lucas' quirky space opera a hit in the 1970's — yet chances are you've never heard of him: "He was way ahead of his time."

Happy Birthday Esther!
02/08/2020
East Harlem woman hits right note on 100th birthday

Happy Birthday Esther!

Newly minted centenarian Esther Semiday celebrated her 100th birthday Friday at an East Harlem senior center—and opened the festivities with a solo. “She loves the karaoke,” senior-cent…

Becoming a genius can be as easy as getting hit by lightning!"...To his amazement, the horse was briefly suspended, mid-...
02/02/2020
The Mystery of Why Some People Become Sudden Geniuses - BBC Future - Pocket

Becoming a genius can be as easy as getting hit by lightning!

"...To his amazement, the horse was briefly suspended, mid-gallop. Muybridge had filmed the first movie – and with it proven that yes, horses can fly."

There’s mounting evidence that brain damage has the power to unlock extraordinary creative talents. What can this teach us about how geniuses are made?

TWN has extended its Production Workshop application deadline! Submit your application by February 4, 2020
02/01/2020

TWN has extended its Production Workshop application deadline! Submit your application by February 4, 2020

We've extended the TWN Production Workshop application deadline! Submit your application by February 4, 2020

https://twn.org/twnpages/edtraining/workhome.aspx

Awards night 2019!
01/16/2020

Awards night 2019!

WE WANT YOUR FILMS, SCREENPLAYS & VIRTUAL REALITY! Final deadline this Friday to the 15th Annual Harlem International Fi...
01/16/2020
Harlem International Film Festival

WE WANT YOUR FILMS, SCREENPLAYS & VIRTUAL REALITY! Final deadline this Friday to the 15th Annual Harlem International Film Festival 2020, May 14-17 in New York City! Local and international projects by anyone, about anything under the sun are welcome to apply!

https://filmfreeway.com/HarlemInternationalFilmFestival

Join scores of filmmakers and screenwriters from all over the world and have your work showcased in Harlem, Manhattan in the heart of New York City! As al...

Harlem's own Cicely Tyson!“When I made the decision to use my career as my platform, to try to make a dent in some of th...
12/23/2019
At Age 94, Cicely Tyson Graces The Cover Of Time Magazine

Harlem's own Cicely Tyson!

“When I made the decision to use my career as my platform, to try to make a dent in some of these injustices that I witnessed and experienced in life, I said if just reach one person, one person, then I will be happy,”

https://blackculturenews.com/2019/12/at-age-94-cicely-tyson-graces-the-cover-of-time-magazine?fbclid=IwAR0PtUK33WVN4d4-58muej-Oer9EfNVxEjy_2vcZz0xtFQXekGFP6quF5sk

Photo: Djeneba Aduayom At the tender age of 94 she is gracing the front page of Time magazine’s 2019 Optimists issue, and robbing us ALL of any and every "AGE" excuse we could ever

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12/03/2019

Harlem International Film Festival's cover photo

#GIVINGTUESDAYPlease help us to ensure that these programs continue to thrive!! FUTURE FILMMAKERS PROGRAMHarlem Internat...
12/03/2019
Harlem International Film Festival

#GIVINGTUESDAY
Please help us to ensure that these programs continue to thrive!!

FUTURE FILMMAKERS PROGRAM
Harlem International Film Festival (Hi) supports the next generation of filmmakers by screening and awarding the most exciting internationally produced youth films. Special lectures and our growing training program help teach emerging local youth media literacy as well as the writing and production skills they need in order to portray the issues they face up on the big screen.

HUB
Keeping in line with its mission to increase interest and production of film by local producers and artists, Harlem International showcases films produced in Harlem/Uptown the Bronx (HUB) centered on the area and/or its rich history or featuring key cast or crew members from Harlem, other Uptown neighborhoods (north of 96th Street in Manhattan), including the Bronx. The annual Harlem Spotlight and Uptown Cinema Awards are bestowed on the best local films.

#GIVINGTUESDAY
Please help us to ensure that these programs continue to thrive!!

https://fundraising.fracturedatlas.org/harlem-international-film-festival

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12/03/2019

Harlem International Film Festival

"Seneca Village was New York's first free black community. One family that lived there, the Lyons, fought to make New Yo...
11/02/2019
A black community was displaced to build Central Park. Now a monument will honor them

"Seneca Village was New York's first free black community. One family that lived there, the Lyons, fought to make New York City a more just place as the country worked to overcome centuries of slavery..."

https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/seneca-village-central-park-monument-trnd/index.html

Before Central Park was built, a predominantly African American community was torn down to make room for it. Now a monument is being made to commemorate the village.

From New York To Kuala Lumpur: Filmmaker Indrani Kopal  Premieres 'Incarcerated Rhythm'!! Congratulations for continued ...
10/29/2019
From New York To Kuala Lumpur: Filmmaker Indrani Kopal Premieres 'Incarcerated Rhythm'

From New York To Kuala Lumpur: Filmmaker Indrani Kopal Premieres 'Incarcerated Rhythm'!! Congratulations for continued achievement to Indrani, Derek, Susan, all the dancers and the entire team of Incarcerated Rhythm

'Premiering at the 13th Annual Harlem International Film Festival in 2018, Incarcerated Rhythm won Indrani the special “Mira Nair Award for Rising Female Filmmaker...”

...back in 2013. The short documentary film eventually won best [short] documentary at the 9th Harlem International Film Festival in 2014 and the American Pavillion’s Emerging Filmmaker Showcase at the Cannes Film Festival 2015.'

https://my.asiatatler.com/life/malaysian-filmmaker-indrani-kopal-incarcerated-rhythm?fbclid=IwAR2DM3eUwh4KPgbpzlYcqNdj0B_mnFpQpdLRVFMp5i_ePPh9K-1T4BMd5hs

Historic Fire Warning Tower Reopens in Harlem Today. "A 47-foot cast-iron tower in Harlem’s Marcus Garvey Park is the la...
10/26/2019
Historic Fire Warning Tower In Harlem Reopens On Saturday

Historic Fire Warning Tower Reopens in Harlem Today. "A 47-foot cast-iron tower in Harlem’s Marcus Garvey Park is the last of its kind in New York City."

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – In a time before smoke detectors and fire hydrants, an extensive reservoir system and watchtowers kept fires in the city under control.

At one point, there were 11 towers across New York City, but today only one remains, reports CBS2’s Natalie Duddridge.

https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2019/10/25/mount-morris-fire-watchtowe-harlem-fire-tower/

Built in the 1850s, after years of extensive restoration work the Mount Morris Fire Watchtower is ready to re-open on Saturday.

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10/19/2019

Harlem International Film Festival's cover photo

Harlem International Film Festival's cover photo
10/19/2019

Harlem International Film Festival's cover photo

We Want Your Films & Screenplays! The call opens for the 15th Annual Festival taking place May 2020.  The first 100 film...
10/18/2019
Harlem International Film Festival » Enter Your Film/Screenplay

We Want Your Films & Screenplays! The call opens for the 15th Annual Festival taking place May 2020. The first 100 filmmakers receive 20% off submission fees using code 202020

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 15th Annual Harlem International Film Festival (Hi XV) opens the call to all films & screenplays around the world in any category, by anyone, about anything under the sun: Animation; Documentary; Narrative; Experimental; Music Video; Webisode; and Youth Film. We welcome passionate, even controversial work and we reward it...

http://harlemfilmfestival.org/submissions2020/

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10/06/2019

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Born in the Bronx and raised right here in Harlem NYC, we will never forget all that you did for your hometown and beyon...
10/04/2019
Diahann Carroll, Oscar-nominated, pioneering actress, dies

Born in the Bronx and raised right here in Harlem NYC, we will never forget all that you did for your hometown and beyond Ms. Diahann Carroll.

"Carroll was born in the Bronx, New York, to John Johnson, of Aiken, South Carolina, and Mabel (Faulk),[1] of Bladenboro, North Carolina. "Her mother was a nurse, her father a New York City subway conductor."[2] When Carroll was an infant, the family moved to Harlem, where she grew up. She attended Music and Art High School, and was a classmate of Billy Dee Williams. In many interviews about her childhood, Diahann Carroll recalls her parents' support, enrolling her in dance, singing, and modeling classes. By the time Carroll was 15, she was modeling for Ebony. "She also began entering television contests, including “Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts,” under the name Diahann Carroll."[2] After graduating from high school, she attended New York University, majoring in sociology, "but she left before graduating to pursue a show-business career, promising her family that if the career did not materialize after two years, she would return to college."[2]

- Wikipedia

https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/nation-world/story/2019-10-04/diahann-carroll-oscar-nominated-pioneering-actress-dies

Diahann Carroll, the Oscar-nominated actress and singer who won critical acclaim as the first black woman to star in a non-servant role in a TV series as "Julia," has died at 84.

If you missed the world premiere of BABY WON’T YOU PLEASE COME HOME at Harlem International in 2018 or the film’s award-...
10/01/2019
Harlem International Film Festival

If you missed the world premiere of BABY WON’T YOU PLEASE COME HOME at Harlem International in 2018 or the film’s award-winning festival run that followed, now you can watch it online at Omeleto. The short film tells the story of gentrification in Brooklyn through the eyes of an older woman who is beginning to suffer from Alzheimer’s disease as her daughter tries to figure out what is happening to the mother she once knew.

The piece boasts memorable performances by Michelle Hurst (Orange is the New Black) and Melanie Nicholls-King (The Wire). It also features a stellar jazz soundtrack including on camera performances (including the title track recorded by Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan and others) by Grammy-nominated singer Jazzmeia Horn. In addition to the film’s release, the Alzheimer’s Association is running an interview with the leading ladies joined by director Chris Piazza.

Click pics to watch it!

http://harlemfilmfestival.org/

If you missed BOY GENIUS at the Harlem International Film Festival, now you can see it at home today!BOY GENIUS, which h...
09/29/2019
Harlem International Film Festival » BOY GENIUS Now Available at Your Home

If you missed BOY GENIUS at the Harlem International Film Festival, now you can see it at home today!

BOY GENIUS, which had its NY Premiere at Harlem International this past May and whose director, Bridget Stokes, received the Festival’s prestigious Mira Nair Award for Rising Female Filmmaker, is now available to watch in the comfort of your own home on iTunes, Prime Video, Vudu, Google Play, Youtube, Microsoft, Playstation, FandangoNow, Redbox, Vimeo and On-Demand!

A twelve year-old child prodigy teams up with a quirky retiree to solve a crime and save his family from splitting up.

Starring Miles Brown (Black-ish), Rita Wilson (Sleepless in Seattle, Runaway Bride) and Nora Dunn

Instagram: @boygeniusthemovie
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BOY GENIUS, which had its NY Premiere at Harlem International this past May and whose director, Bridget Stokes, received the Festival’s prestigious Mira Nair Award for Rising Female Filmmaker, is now available to watch in the comfort of your own home on iTunes, Prime Video, Vudu, Google Play, Yout...

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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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Hi i am not a new member i been here b4 but had to get a new cell n then i lost my mom last week so i been through alot but i am back
When will the line-up for this years festival be released?
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