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: 


Pre-Festival TEASERS 

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.