Preliminary Information for The 2021 Heritage Film Festival
This year the Heritage Film Festival is a FREE month long online event (21 October - 17 November 2021) proceeded by monthly screenings of films from the 2020 Festival. During the Festival, and the Pre-Festival, some of the Directors will discuss their films and entertain questions about their work.
The format for this year's Festival is as follows:
For each of the three months before the Festival, films from the 2020 Heritage Film Festival will screen. Each of these one-time screenings will feature one or more films, followed by a Q&A with the Director(s) and a Moderator who will discuss the film(s) with the Director(s).
The following films and Directors from the 2020 Heritage Film Festival are included in the TEASER screening. Please note the attached photos from each of these films.
July 22, 2021
Making Soppressata with Dom and the Guys (14:30 mins).
Director: Tony Buba
Moderator: O.Funmilayo Makarah
August 5, 2021
Coronavirus 2020 (30 mins)
Director: Keith Young
Moderator: Craig Herndon
September 9, 2021
Still Water Runs Deep (15:00 mins)
Director: Abbesi Akhamie
Moderator: Terry Sanders
September 23, 2021
4 films & 4 Directors / Moderator: KJ Mohr
Message Received (5:30 mins) Director: Erica Boston, B-Roll Media & Arts Inc
Rethink (4:05) Director: Shree Ruttala
From Shanghai to Harlem (5:15) Director: Sylvia Wong Lewis
RAIN Up-CLOSE (3:21 mins) Director: Louise Fleming
2021 Heritage Film Festival, October 21 - November 17, 2021
The 2021 Heritage Film Festival consists of four separate programs of short films. Reels for each of the four programs are due 30 days before the first screening date for each program.
Each Program will open with a brief introduction, continue with screenings of selected films, and close with acknowledgements. Each of the four screening programs will be about two hours in length. On the first day the program debuts, the program will conclude with a discussion and a Q&A with a selected 2021 Director and a Moderator. Each of the four film programs will be available (on demand with free registration) for one week.
Program 1 (original program of films)
October 21 - 27 , with live Discussion and Q&A on October 21
Program 2 (original program of films)
October 28 - November 3, with live Discussion and Q&A on October 28
Program 3 (original program of films)
November 4 - 10 , with live Discussion and Q&A on November 4
Program 4 consists of films from programs 1, 2, and 3 and screens November 11 - 17
Live discussion and Q&A is also included with Program 4.