Thursday, April 9, 6-8 p.m. Opening Ceremonies and Maryland Premier of A Flicker in Eternity by Ann Kameko and SharonYamoto.

This critically acclaimed film is a coming-of-age tale about a gifted teenager, Stanley Hayami, torn between his dream of becoming a writer and artist and his duty to his country.

Friday, April 10, 1-4 p.m.Special Program with Renowned Photographer and Filmmaker, Craig Herndon and Guest Panelists. Herndon's noteworthy film, What Is News? Most Black Men Are Not Criminals!, draws on his 30-year career as a Washington Post photographer whose work is also featured in Time, Newsweek, Life, and People magazines. Friday’s program also features a performance by Herndon his short video, Honey Child. In addition, Herndon will be joined by esteemed area photographers Sharon Farmer, Jahi Chikwendiu, and Andre Chung to discuss issues raised in the film. Program Moderator is Matthew White, Executive Producer of The Beatles Live Project.

Saturday, April 11, 1-4 p.m.Student Film Program & Awards Presentation

The next generation of filmmakers, the future of film. The Student Film Program showcases media by students from Prince George's and across the United States. This program includes a 10-year retrospective of Gava/Gate@Heritage:Videos from Mr. Geo's Gava/Gate Animation Students (Greenbelt). The Student Film Program will conclude with the Student Awards Ceremony for outstanding student films.

Programs of the 10th Annual Heritage Film Festival are free to all, but attendees are encouraged to bring nonperishable food items, which will be donated to a local Prince George's food pantry.

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