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Thursday, August 30
 

4:00pm

Registration and Badge Pick Up
Thursday August 30, 2018 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Ballroom B Austin Convention Center

6:30pm

Meet and Greet
Cash Bar. All festival pass holders welcome.



Thursday August 30, 2018 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Ballroom B and C

6:30pm

VIP Reception
Hors d'oeuvres and Cash Bar. VIP Pass required,



Thursday August 30, 2018 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Ballroom A Austin Convention Center

7:30pm

Opening Night Gala
25TH Anniversary Screening of Cool Runnings with special Guests Leon and Malik Yoba. A VIP or Thurs Night Pass required for entry.


Thursday August 30, 2018 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Ballroom B and C
 
Friday, August 31
 

8:00am

Registration and Badge Pick Up
Friday August 31, 2018 8:00am - 5:00pm
Ballroom B Austin Convention Center

9:00am

A Man and His Trumpet: The Leroy Jones Story
In a world full of brilliant performers, Leroy Jones is a musician’s musician. Follow Jones' life journey as he came up playing on the streets of the Saint Bernard Projects and 7th Ward in New Orleans, established himself as one of NOLA’s most sought after trumpeters, founded both the legendary Fairview Baptist Brass Band and Hurricane Brass Band, and worked for the past 20 years with Harry Connick Jr. Over a decade after the storm that nearly destroyed his beloved city, Jones is navigating life as both a world-renowned musician and a citizen amidst a rapidly changing New Orleans.

Directors
avatar for Cameron Washington

Cameron Washington

Writer/Director, Russian Hill Projects
Filmmaker and Musician From San Francisco, CA

Producers
avatar for Cameron Washington

Cameron Washington

Writer/Director, Russian Hill Projects
Filmmaker and Musician From San Francisco, CA

Writers
avatar for Cameron Washington

Cameron Washington

Writer/Director, Russian Hill Projects
Filmmaker and Musician From San Francisco, CA



Friday August 31, 2018 9:00am - 11:30am
Screen 1 - Meeting Room 4A Austin Convention Center

9:00am

Paul Laurence Dunbar: Beyond the Mask
The man abolitionist Frederick Douglass once called “the most promising young colored man in America”, Paul Laurence Dunbar was a nationally prolific author of essays critical of Jim Crow laws, lynching, and what was commonly called “The Negro Problem.” Born to former slaves in Dayton, Ohio, Dunbar’s life mirrors the African-American experience at the turn of the 19th century.

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Friday August 31, 2018 9:00am - 11:30am
Screen 3 - Meeting Room 5A Austin Convention Center

9:00am

The Possibility of Her
The Possibility of Her is a feature-length documentary highlighting 12 women of color engaged in non-traditional careers or passions. The film delves into each woman's personal and professional life including their beginnings, challenges, and opinions on gender norms while addressing myths and misconceptions about women in their respective fields.



Friday August 31, 2018 9:00am - 11:30am
Screen 2 - Meeting Room 4C Austin Convention Center

9:00am

In the Know with Shari Belafonte
‘In the Know’ was created by Stacey Blanchet as a sit down conversation style with people that have lead interesting lives in multiple fields of interest. This episode, we sit down with Shari Belafonte, model/actress/film maker/singer and all around entertainer about her life growing up with iconic activist, Harry Belafonte.

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Friday August 31, 2018 9:00am - 11:30am
Screen 4 - Meeting Room 5C Austin Convention Center

9:00am

Like Dolls I’ll Rise
200 one-of-a-kind Black dolls, a work of powerful original poetry, and never-before seen archival materials combine to tell a story of love, survival, and identity.



Friday August 31, 2018 9:00am - 11:30am
Screen 1 - Meeting Room 4A Austin Convention Center

9:00am

Anathema
When the bonds of love are shattered by the freedom of sexual expression, uncontrolled emotions and perspectives lead to a homicidal act of vengeance.




Friday August 31, 2018 9:00am - 11:30am
Screen 5 - Meeting Room 6A Austin Convention Center

9:00am

Bongeziwe Mabandla - 'Bawo Wam'
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Friday August 31, 2018 9:00am - 11:30am
Screen 2 - Meeting Room 4C Austin Convention Center

9:00am

F.A.M.
Inspired by a true story, F.A.M. is a half-hour drama about a black blended family trying to live a normal live in the alll-white suburb of Roswell, GA. The story covers the life of Trey, who is balancing his relationsihp with three women: Traci (his ex and mother of his child), Dara (his new wife), and Olivia – his 15-year-old daughter who is struggling with her sexuality. Trey navigates the challenges of having a daughter coming out in a subculture of homophobia and co-parenting with a woman hell-bent on destroying

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Friday August 31, 2018 9:00am - 11:30am
Screen 1 - Meeting Room 4A Austin Convention Center

9:00am

The Essentials of Quinn & John
A story based in the hip-hop/rap world where two best friends chase their musical careers. When their childhood sweetheart steals both their hearts, music isn’t the only thing they’re chasing.

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Friday August 31, 2018 9:00am - 11:30am
Screen 3 - Meeting Room 5A Austin Convention Center

9:00am

Urban Press
Urban Press begins with the introduction of James Franklin. James is a Southern boy who, after losing his parents, decides to leave his small hometown to make it in New York City. The show is a comedy that will explore dark stereotypes through the eyes of a socially diverse group of coworkers.



Friday August 31, 2018 9:00am - 11:30am
Screen 4 - Meeting Room 5C Austin Convention Center

9:00am

Botanical Black

Friday August 31, 2018 9:00am - 11:30am
Screen 3 - Meeting Room 5A Austin Convention Center

9:00am

Escape
After a heated argument with her boyfriend, she is forced to face her alcoholism. Until her friend Mason tests her limitations.



Friday August 31, 2018 9:00am - 11:30am
Screen 4 - Meeting Room 5C Austin Convention Center

9:00am

Living
An award winning drama about an angel’s descent from heaven to Brooklyn looking to clear the air, bridge the gap and find common ground addressing an important key of life between law enforcement and minorities.

Directors
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Marcellus Cox

info@alyssarachelle.com

Producers
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Marcellus Cox

info@alyssarachelle.com

Writers
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Marcellus Cox

info@alyssarachelle.com



Friday August 31, 2018 9:00am - 11:30am
Screen 1 - Meeting Room 4A Austin Convention Center

9:00am

Unarmed
Dontae, a disadvantaged black youth, gets an unique opportunity to have a heart-to-heart with an officer about the broken relationship between the police and communities of color.

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Friday August 31, 2018 9:00am - 11:30am
Screen 5 - Meeting Room 6A Austin Convention Center

9:00am

Walk-Ins Welcome
Dominic visits his dad's barbershop many years after having left home.



Friday August 31, 2018 9:00am - 11:30am
Screen 1 - Meeting Room 4A Austin Convention Center

11:30am

Beyond the Field - Discovering Powerful Stories in Sports
Fox 7’s John Hygh sits down with Emmy Award Winning Director/Producer Amani Martin to discuss his career, breaking into the industry and the powerful stories that exist in the sports industry and athletics. After the chat, Martin will speak with Quarterback trainer Quincy Avery and Left Field Marketing’s Brian Fitch about their pilot Project Audible.

A VIP, Fri Day or Fri AM Panel Pass required for entry.

Presenter
avatar for Amani Martin

Amani Martin

Founder, Peaceful Warrior Productions
Amani Martin is a multiple Emmy-Award-winning executive producer and director, and founder of Peaceful Warrior Productions, a New York based television and digital media production company. Peaceful Warrior specializes in non-fiction programming for all platforms, and branded content... Read More →



Friday August 31, 2018 11:30am - 12:15pm
Ballroom B and C

12:30pm

ABC's The Last Defense: The Julius Jones Story
We are proud to present a Featured Screening of ABC’s The Last Defense, a project from Executive Producer Juvee Productions (Viola Davis and her husband and Austinite Julius Tennon) on Friday, August 31 from 12:30p – 2:30p.

Episode 2 of The Last Defense focuses on the death row case of Julius Jones, a 21-year-old African American college student in Oklahoma sentenced to death for carjacking and murder.
Following the screening, there will be a discussion about the creation of the series and the journey of investigating the Julius Jones death row case.

The panelists will feature Co-creators and EPs Vanessa Potkin and Aida Leisenring, Director Amani Martin, Executive Producer Andrew Wang, Federal Public Defender Amanda Bass, and Jones’s friend and ally Jimmy Lawson.

Directors
avatar for Amani Martin

Amani Martin

Founder, Peaceful Warrior Productions
Amani Martin is a multiple Emmy-Award-winning executive producer and director, and founder of Peaceful Warrior Productions, a New York based television and digital media production company. Peaceful Warrior specializes in non-fiction programming for all platforms, and branded content... Read More →

Producers
avatar for Julius Tennon

Julius Tennon

JuVee Productions
avatar for Viola Davis

Viola Davis

JuVee Productions



Friday August 31, 2018 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Ballroom B and C

2:30pm

ABC's The Last Defense: The Julius Jones Story Panel Discussion
Post screening discussion about the creation of The Last Defense series and the journey of investigating the Julius Jones death row case with panelists Co-creators and EPs Vanessa Potkin and Aida Leisenring, Director Amani Martin, Executive Producer Andrew Wang, Federal Public Defender Amanda Bass, and Jones's friend and ally Jimmy Lawson.

Presenter
avatar for Amanda Bass

Amanda Bass

Attorney, Federal Public Defender's Office for the District of Arizona
Amanda Bass is an attorney with the Federal Public Defender's Office for the District of Arizona. She represents death-sentenced prisoners in their federal appeals. Prior to joining the Federal Public Defender, Amanda worked on both capital and non-capital postconviction cases in... Read More →
avatar for Amani Martin

Amani Martin

Founder, Peaceful Warrior Productions
Amani Martin is a multiple Emmy-Award-winning executive producer and director, and founder of Peaceful Warrior Productions, a New York based television and digital media production company. Peaceful Warrior specializes in non-fiction programming for all platforms, and branded content... Read More →
avatar for Andrew Wang

Andrew Wang

Head of TV, Development and Production, Juvee Productions
Joining the JuVee team in 2016, Andrew Wang was previously Vice President of Scripted Television and Production for the cable network Bravo, where he was responsible for establishing the network as a home for scripted programming. While at Bravo, he developed Girlfriends’ Guide... Read More →
avatar for Jimmy Lawson

Jimmy Lawson

Adjunct Professor, Rose State College
Jimmy Lawson is from Oklahoma City and graduated along with his close friend Julius Jones from John Marshall High School in 1998- the “only two African-American males to graduate in the top 10 percent of the class.” Lawson played college basketball at Grambling State University... Read More →
avatar for Vanessa Potkin

Vanessa Potkin

Director of Post-Conviction Litigation, The Innocence Project
Vanessa Potkin co-created The Last Defense and is one of the docu-series’ Executive Producers.  Vanessa is also the Director of Post-Conviction Litigation at The Innocence Project.  She joined the Project in 2000 as its first staff attorney, and helped pioneer the model of post-conviction... Read More →



Friday August 31, 2018 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Ballroom B and C

3:30pm

Through The Walls
Centered on a historic peace concert inside San Quentin State Prison, we follow a family who lost not one, but two sons, to senseless gun violence and the people they embrace.

Directors
avatar for Jennie-Sue Nuccio

Jennie-Sue Nuccio

Director, Change It Up Media

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Friday August 31, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Screen 1 - Meeting Room 4A Austin Convention Center

3:30pm

By Any Means
Set in the late 1990's, a young man named Ricky is determined to seek revenge after losing his family, street status and belongings. He rallies a group of three men that come from different walks of life but all have the same goal: making quick cash.

Directors
avatar for Ralston Ramsay

Ralston Ramsay

Director - Writer - Producer - Actor, Ralston Ramsay Productions
Ralston Ramsay was born on January 2, 1995 in New York City. He is a graduate of Mercy College's Communications School in New York City. He is a former intern with NBCUniversal’s WNBC4 Local News and LXTV Entertainment departments. Today, Ralston is currently working as a senior... Read More →

Producers
avatar for Ralston Ramsay

Ralston Ramsay

Director - Writer - Producer - Actor, Ralston Ramsay Productions
Ralston Ramsay was born on January 2, 1995 in New York City. He is a graduate of Mercy College's Communications School in New York City. He is a former intern with NBCUniversal’s WNBC4 Local News and LXTV Entertainment departments. Today, Ralston is currently working as a senior... Read More →

Writers
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Ralston Ramsay

Director - Writer - Producer - Actor, Ralston Ramsay Productions
Ralston Ramsay was born on January 2, 1995 in New York City. He is a graduate of Mercy College's Communications School in New York City. He is a former intern with NBCUniversal’s WNBC4 Local News and LXTV Entertainment departments. Today, Ralston is currently working as a senior... Read More →



Friday August 31, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Screen 2 - Meeting Room 4C Austin Convention Center

3:30pm

Pink & Blue
In a house where toys are segregated by gender, the practice is finally challenged by a few toys who see greater possibilities.



Friday August 31, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Screen 1 - Meeting Room 4A Austin Convention Center

3:30pm

The Other Side
The Other Side focuses on social injustice and choices. This film takes you on a journey that will allow you to see from an unconventional perspective.



Friday August 31, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Screen 3 - Meeting Room 5A Austin Convention Center

3:30pm

Breath of Faith
Directors
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K. F. Anthony

Director

Producers
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K. F. Anthony

Director

Writers
avatar for K. F. Anthony

K. F. Anthony

Director



Friday August 31, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Screen 2 - Meeting Room 4C Austin Convention Center

3:30pm

Consumed
A woman has a hard time coming to terms with what a past choice, and it comes back to haunt he

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Friday August 31, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Screen 1 - Meeting Room 4A Austin Convention Center

3:30pm

Intercept
After spiraling into a deep depression, a young woman’s desperate plans are intercepted.

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Friday August 31, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Screen 4 - Meeting Room 5C Austin Convention Center

3:30pm

Black Fatherhood: Trials & Tribulations, Testimony & Triumph
Mass media has inundated the general public with the images of irresponsible, uninvolved, dead beat Black fathers. However, this is not always the case. The men and families in this documentary portray the other side of the coin; engaged, involved, invested Black fathers.

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Friday August 31, 2018 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Screen 3 - Meeting Room 5A Austin Convention Center

3:30pm

Respect Our Black Dollars
Respect Our Black Dollars follows Mississippi community activist Stanley Wesley and an elite team of community organizers as they shed light on the mistreatment of African-American patrons while also promoting local black owned businesses. With the murder of James Anderson as catalyst, this documentary tells those stories while also following the organization as they attempt to create financial empowerment and fight for the overall mistreatment of African Americans within the community.

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Friday August 31, 2018 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Screen 4 - Meeting Room 5C Austin Convention Center

3:30pm

Jesse Lott: Art and Activism
his 29-minute documentary focuses on internationally recognized Houston artist, Jesse Lott. Shot by 28 at-risk-teens taught by the director/editor, the film highlights Jesse Lott’s art, activism and his mentors. Lott is one of the co-founders of Project Row Houses and highlighted in the National Museum of African American History in Culture.



Friday August 31, 2018 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Screen 5 - Meeting Room 6A Austin Convention Center

3:30pm

Sankofa Solving X
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Friday August 31, 2018 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Screen 3 - Meeting Room 5A Austin Convention Center

3:30pm

Two Wolves
At odds with both the Agency and his father, special agent Artemis puts his life on the line to save his son – only to find he may need to save himself first.
 



Friday August 31, 2018 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Screen 2 - Meeting Room 4C Austin Convention Center

3:30pm

The Breeding
THE BREEDING is an erotic thriller about a young artist whose obsession with a taboo fetish leads to life altering consequences.



Friday August 31, 2018 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Screen 4 - Meeting Room 5C Austin Convention Center

3:30pm

Ain't Too Much To Ask
One homeless veteran is one too many; prevention is the key. After returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, we then have to fight the war at home. For some veterans, American soil is the most hostile territory they have experienced. Homelessness was a mission they were never trained for.

Directors
avatar for Jas Boothe

Jas Boothe

I am a 17 year disabled Army veteran. I got into film making because I wanted a change to how veteran stories told. I'm using animation and comedy as a medium, as opposed to war movies or docs about PTSD. My ultimate goal is turn Discharged into an animated series. Looking for some... Read More →

Producers
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Jas Boothe

I am a 17 year disabled Army veteran. I got into film making because I wanted a change to how veteran stories told. I'm using animation and comedy as a medium, as opposed to war movies or docs about PTSD. My ultimate goal is turn Discharged into an animated series. Looking for some... Read More →

Writers
avatar for Jas Boothe

Jas Boothe

I am a 17 year disabled Army veteran. I got into film making because I wanted a change to how veteran stories told. I'm using animation and comedy as a medium, as opposed to war movies or docs about PTSD. My ultimate goal is turn Discharged into an animated series. Looking for some... Read More →



Friday August 31, 2018 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Screen 3 - Meeting Room 5A Austin Convention Center

3:30pm

Junior
A young black boy wakes up to a noise in the middle of the night. It is an attempted robbery at their middle-class comfortable home that gets thwarted by his father who has a gun. The police arrive and their investigation causes tension. On a fishing trip, the boy and his father talk about guns. That night their car is pulled over by hostile police who think the dad is a criminal.



Friday August 31, 2018 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Screen 5 - Meeting Room 6A Austin Convention Center

3:30pm

Runaway
In 1740s Hudson Valley, New York, Sue (an enslaved woman on the Philipsburg plantation) attempts to help two runaway slaves under the nose of a seething overseer, all while trying to keep her daughter from being sold off the next day. Filmed on location at the preserved Manor House and Farm, Runaway is a story of slavery in the north before the American Revolution with characters based on the real people of the Philipsburg Upper Mill. While largely fictional, it is a genuine illustration of tragedies enslaved people faced during this period.



Friday August 31, 2018 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Screen 4 - Meeting Room 5C Austin Convention Center

3:30pm

Social Conflict
Social Conflict is the story of a decaying inner-city Detroit school and community shaken to its core in the aftermath of a shooting.



Friday August 31, 2018 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Screen 2 - Meeting Room 4C Austin Convention Center

3:30pm

Bougie Ass Brandon
Brandon seems to have everything in life at first glance. Unfortunately he gets in his own way when it comes to family, friends and relationships. Can Brandon changes his ways once he finds out shocking news that will change his life as he knows it?



Friday August 31, 2018 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Screen 2 - Meeting Room 4C Austin Convention Center

3:30pm

Fôrra
Bastião, son of a slave, and Inácio, the future heir to a sugar mill, are friends until their social conditions separate them. A love triangle between the two and Elza twenty years later culminates in a struggle for survival.



Friday August 31, 2018 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Screen 3 - Meeting Room 5A Austin Convention Center

3:30pm

Stay Woke
On the eve of an election, four lives intersect: a politician trying to reconnect with his former constituents, two African-American youth frustrated by a recent police killing, and a police officer who desires to do the right thing.



Friday August 31, 2018 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Screen 5 - Meeting Room 6A Austin Convention Center

3:30pm

Thanksgiving Clapback
The family reunites for Thanksgiving dinner but as insults and shade fly around the table, a good-spirited family gathering quickly turns into a war of words.

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Friday August 31, 2018 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Screen 3 - Meeting Room 5A Austin Convention Center

3:30pm

The Good Son
A young Nigerian man is forced to address a secret he has harboured from his parents during a traditional family gathering.

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Friday August 31, 2018 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Screen 2 - Meeting Room 4C Austin Convention Center

3:30pm

The Reckoning
In order to save his own life, a gangbanger being held hostage must appeal to the empathy of his kidnapper.



Friday August 31, 2018 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Screen 5 - Meeting Room 6A Austin Convention Center

3:30pm

Two Priests In A Restaurant
Two catholic priests walk into a restaurant. What do they talk about? Exorcism, of course.



Friday August 31, 2018 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Screen 4 - Meeting Room 5C Austin Convention Center

7:30pm

Breaking Down Barriers: The C. R. Roberts Story
CCBFF will host a Special Screening of Breaking Down Barriers on Friday, August 31 at 7:30PM at the Austin Convention Center with Director Jerry Sadowski and other Special Guests in attendance.

Breaking Down Barriers is a timely documentary about athlete C.R. Roberts, a Civil Rights pioneer born in Mississippi in 1936 and raised in Oceanside, California, eventually attending the University of Southern California in the 1950s.

This documentary explores the beginning early stages of the Civil Rights movement through the viewpoint of a little-known legacy, which continues to bring people of all colors and races together.

VIP or Fri Night Pass required for entry. 

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Friday August 31, 2018 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Ballroom B and C

10:30pm

Official Kick Off Party

Friday August 31, 2018 10:30pm - Saturday September 1, 2018 1:00am
Speakeasy 412 Congress Ave
 
Saturday, September 1
 

8:00am

Registration and Badge Pick Up
Saturday September 1, 2018 8:00am - 5:00pm
Ballroom B Austin Convention Center

9:00am

Red White and Black- The Oregon Wine Story
Red, White and Black highlights the lives of minority winemakers who have begun challenging the face of Oregon’s winemaking culture. This documentary delves into the challenges and accomplishments of winemakers of color and the LGBTQ community who have traditionally been excluded from the predominantly white, high-brown industry.



Saturday September 1, 2018 9:00am - 11:30am
Screen 3 - Meeting Room 5A Austin Convention Center

9:00am

Back to Natural: A Documentary Film
Back to Natural reveals the emotional and shocking truth about hair, politics, and racial identity in Black communities and beyond. Filmed in New York City, Philadelphia, Paris, and Cape Town, this documentary explores universal aspects of the Black experience and the “New” Natural Hair movement. Join us on this journey of discovery and enlightenment while celebrating our history, and natural styles that are taking the world by storm.

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Saturday September 1, 2018 9:00am - 11:30am
Screen 4 - Meeting Room 5C Austin Convention Center

9:00am

Lessons in Seeing
When elderly math teacher Sibhatleab ventures alone from a refugee camp in Ethiopia, he finds himself at the bottom rung of the social ladder in a vast, faceless Texan metropolis the summer before a contentious election. The film follows his story of disillusionment and resilience, questioning our understanding of the immigrant experience in contemporary America.



Saturday September 1, 2018 9:00am - 11:30am
Screen 1 - Meeting Room 4A Austin Convention Center

9:00am

The Color of Medicine: The Story of Homer G. Phillips Hospital
An absorbing and historic recollection of one of the nation’s pre-eminent African-American medical training hospitals, The Homer G. Phillips Hospital, in St. Louis, Missouri. Interviews include second generation physician and hospital alumnus Dr. Earle Robinson Jr. (1963), whose father was one of the first interns to graduate in 1939.



Saturday September 1, 2018 9:00am - 11:30am
Screen 5 - Meeting Room 6A Austin Convention Center

9:00am

This One's For The Ladies
THIS ONE’S FOR THE LADIES explores the sexual and social identity of contemporary Black America through intimate, eye opening, and often hilarious accounts from women and men who find love and community in the underground world of exotic dancing.


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Saturday September 1, 2018 9:00am - 11:30am
Screen 2 - Meeting Room 4C Austin Convention Center

9:00am

Li'l Mayne and The Knuckleheads
15-year-old mathematical prodigy Li’l Mayne and his four best friends cope with the challenges of growing up on the rough side of town.

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Saturday September 1, 2018 9:00am - 11:30am
Screen 4 - Meeting Room 5C Austin Convention Center

9:00am

Pas Honteux
PAS HONTEUX is the story of a young African American slacker that wakes up one day speaking French. The film brings to light the fact that we not only judge people by their looks but also by the way they speak. So, what if a young urban African American suddenly speaks French?



Saturday September 1, 2018 9:00am - 11:30am
Screen 3 - Meeting Room 5A Austin Convention Center

9:00am

Love Always Wins
The purpose of this video, Love Always Wins, is to illuminate a dark chapter of American history. The lyrics and images within present the audience with a brief historical summary of the injustice, discrimination, and inequality faced by the African-American population.

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Saturday September 1, 2018 9:00am - 11:30am
Screen 2 - Meeting Room 4C Austin Convention Center

9:00am

Blue Diamonds
A group of friends dealing with intimacy issues decide to resort back to their thieving ways to solve their problem and make some extra money in the process.

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Saturday September 1, 2018 9:00am - 11:30am
Screen 5 - Meeting Room 6A Austin Convention Center

9:00am

Empty Spaces
Empty Spaces is the story of a young man who, after the traumatic death of his best friend, finds himself confined to the four walls of his home. Still, he searches for the courage to re-enter the world outside.



Saturday September 1, 2018 9:00am - 11:30am
Screen 4 - Meeting Room 5C Austin Convention Center

9:00am

Tales From The Murder Room:The Reggie Love Incident
Homicide Detective Jerry July interrogates Reggie Love, the main suspect in the murder of a woman and the attempted murder of two other people he claims he doesn't know. The interrogation becomes a game of cat and mouse after the suspect inadvertently reveals his connections to the victims.

Directors
avatar for King Jeff

King Jeff

Director, JeTi FILMS LLC
King Jeff is a multiple award winning filmmaker and owner of Louisiana based film production company JeTi FILMS, LLC and has been producing feature films since 1995. He wrote, directed and acted in the films Bang, The Murder Men, Grip: A Criminal’s Story, Zombie Bite and Shallow... Read More →

Producers
avatar for King Jeff

King Jeff

Director, JeTi FILMS LLC
King Jeff is a multiple award winning filmmaker and owner of Louisiana based film production company JeTi FILMS, LLC and has been producing feature films since 1995. He wrote, directed and acted in the films Bang, The Murder Men, Grip: A Criminal’s Story, Zombie Bite and Shallow... Read More →

Writers
avatar for King Jeff

King Jeff

Director, JeTi FILMS LLC
King Jeff is a multiple award winning filmmaker and owner of Louisiana based film production company JeTi FILMS, LLC and has been producing feature films since 1995. He wrote, directed and acted in the films Bang, The Murder Men, Grip: A Criminal’s Story, Zombie Bite and Shallow... Read More →



Saturday September 1, 2018 9:00am - 11:30am
Screen 1 - Meeting Room 4A Austin Convention Center

9:00am

Unspeakable
A School Social Worker will stop at nothing to save a student from his mother that is abusing him in an unusual way.

Cast: Nicole "Soul" Creary, John Jackson Jr., Terrah Bennett Smith, Alexia Smith, Glenn Payne, Rick Jackson

Directors
avatar for Nicole “Soul” Creary

Nicole “Soul” Creary

CEO, SoulFire Edutainment

Producers
avatar for Nicole “Soul” Creary

Nicole “Soul” Creary

CEO, SoulFire Edutainment

Writers
avatar for Nicole “Soul” Creary

Nicole “Soul” Creary

CEO, SoulFire Edutainment



Saturday September 1, 2018 9:00am - 11:30am
Screen 3 - Meeting Room 5A Austin Convention Center

9:00am

An Afternoon in the Park
A couple’s walk in the park is interrupted by a stranger, who wants a more than a conversation.

Directors
avatar for Jay Williams

Jay Williams

Filmmaker, Thornwood Media Group LLC
Jay Williams is a graduate of Georgia State University with a B.A. in Film and Video, he has been working professionally in film production for ten years. He shoots, writes, edits, directs, and produces fllms. His latest short film screening at the 2018 Capital City Black Film Festival... Read More →

Producers
avatar for Jay Williams

Jay Williams

Filmmaker, Thornwood Media Group LLC
Jay Williams is a graduate of Georgia State University with a B.A. in Film and Video, he has been working professionally in film production for ten years. He shoots, writes, edits, directs, and produces fllms. His latest short film screening at the 2018 Capital City Black Film Festival... Read More →

Writers
avatar for Jay Williams

Jay Williams

Filmmaker, Thornwood Media Group LLC
Jay Williams is a graduate of Georgia State University with a B.A. in Film and Video, he has been working professionally in film production for ten years. He shoots, writes, edits, directs, and produces fllms. His latest short film screening at the 2018 Capital City Black Film Festival... Read More →



Saturday September 1, 2018 9:00am - 11:30am
Screen 2 - Meeting Room 4C Austin Convention Center

9:00am

An Ode to Harold
A young woman hears conflicting truths about her father while at his funeral, and she must ultimately decide how she wants to remember him.



Saturday September 1, 2018 9:00am - 11:30am
Screen 4 - Meeting Room 5C Austin Convention Center

9:00am

Clinte
Clinte is an 18 year old runaway slave who details the events that led him to commit a heinous crime. His story inquires as to how far one will go to be liberated, and if murder is ever justifiable.

Directors
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Saturday September 1, 2018 9:00am - 11:30am
Screen 4 - Meeting Room 5C Austin Convention Center

9:00am

Foote Switch
Set in the East Texas Piney Woods just south of Longview, Texas, comes a gripping love story of two young people whose love refused to bow to the status quo of the day. With a backdrop of racial hatred and violence, the love of these young people prevails and lives to inspire other.



Saturday September 1, 2018 9:00am - 11:30am
Screen 5 - Meeting Room 6A Austin Convention Center

9:00am

Grace
Grace’s younger sister Angela has made it clear that she has a family of her own and can no longer care for their father. On this particular day, we go on a journey with Grace as she struggles between taking care of her father who suffers from early signs of dementia or missing out on a job opportunity that could rekindle her love: teaching.

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Saturday September 1, 2018 9:00am - 11:30am
Screen 2 - Meeting Room 4C Austin Convention Center

9:00am

Miracle
A woman surprisingly faces reality when her child experiences the life she tried to escape. Will love keep them connected or will doubt conquer all.

Directors
Producers
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Saturday September 1, 2018 9:00am - 11:30am
Screen 3 - Meeting Room 5A Austin Convention Center

11:30am

Reconstructing the Narrative - Storytelling and Diversity
Lack of diversity in Hollywood is no secret. Since April Reign’s viral hashtag #Oscarssowhite created an uproar on social media, attention has been drawn to seeing an increase of diverse roles on all levels in the film industry. Several organizations have launched efforts to address this problem without significant results.

Rob Williams, SVP of Theatrical Motion Pictures, Development and Production at JuVee Productions, will lead this discussion with participating filmmakers to explore their perspectives on the issue. Williams will outline JuVee Productions approach to storytelling, casting and selecting projects which will ultimately result in a more diverse film industry.

VIP, Sat Day Pass or Sat AM Panel Pass required for entry.

Presenter

Saturday September 1, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
Ballroom B and C

12:30pm

Deeds Not Words: Conversations with Robert P. Madison
In 2017, The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards reported that in the Practice Analysis of Architecture, only 1.2% of board-certified architects were African-American. Juxtaposed against this daunting statistic is the force of nature known as Robert Madison. In addition to his accomplishments in the architectural field, Madison is a World War II veteran, advocate, mentor and full subscriber to the American Dream. Robert Madison is a true living hero with a story relevant to the continued discourse on race and opportunity in America.



Saturday September 1, 2018 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Screen 1 - Meeting Room 4A Austin Convention Center

12:30pm

Familiar Faces/Unexpected Places: A Global African Diaspora
The enslavement of millions of Africans led to the development of Diasporan communities around the world. Their knowledge and skills helped build new societies and created new cultures that enriched global civilization. Revealing this global presence, the documentary highlights commonalities linking African Diasporan communities in distant lands.

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Saturday September 1, 2018 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Screen 1 - Meeting Room 4A Austin Convention Center

12:30pm

If I Should Die Before I Wake
Brian Edwards has a lot of demons. Unable to control his addiction and his attraction to a much younger man, his career, home life, and reputation are ripped apart as he surrenders to destructive urges. The consequences of his decisions prove devastating to everyone involved.

Directors
avatar for Eric Ayala

Eric Ayala

Eric is published in 3 different genres; inspirational fiction as E.L. Ayala, women's fiction as Erica Lewis, and street lit as Lewis Ericson.Screenwriter for Sunday Morning Rapture, if i should die before i wake, and Cancer.

Producers
avatar for Eric Ayala

Eric Ayala

Eric is published in 3 different genres; inspirational fiction as E.L. Ayala, women's fiction as Erica Lewis, and street lit as Lewis Ericson.Screenwriter for Sunday Morning Rapture, if i should die before i wake, and Cancer.

Writers
avatar for Eric Ayala

Eric Ayala

Eric is published in 3 different genres; inspirational fiction as E.L. Ayala, women's fiction as Erica Lewis, and street lit as Lewis Ericson.Screenwriter for Sunday Morning Rapture, if i should die before i wake, and Cancer.



Saturday September 1, 2018 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Screen 1 - Meeting Room 4A Austin Convention Center

12:30pm

Who Are They
A man from the affluent hills of Los Angeles searches for a subject for his film, but he finds more than he can handle on the streets of Skid Row.




Saturday September 1, 2018 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Screen 1 - Meeting Room 4A Austin Convention Center

12:30pm

Gnocchi Bros.
Two hitmen find the tables turned on them when they meet the sweetest elderly woman who wants to care for them as they embark in the killing of her cancer-ridden husband. Find out how the adventure proceeds for the Gnocchi Brothers.



Saturday September 1, 2018 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Screen 1 - Meeting Room 4A Austin Convention Center

12:30pm

Homesick
A vivid look at modern life where the city, nature and obligations come to a crossroads.

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Saturday September 1, 2018 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Screen 1 - Meeting Room 4A Austin Convention Center

1:30pm

Marketing and PR on a Shoestring Budget
After completing their film projects, many filmmakers are left wondering “now what?” Experienced film and entertainment industry PR & Marketing experts provide filmmakers with a roadmap to creating affordable marketing plans to get their film recognized.

VIP, Sat Day or Sat AM Panel Pass required for entry.


Saturday September 1, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Ballroom B and C

2:30pm

Long Time Coming: A 1955 Baseball Story
n 1955, when racial segregation defined the South, two groups of twelve-year-old boys stepped onto a baseball field in a non-violent act of cultural defiance that would change the course of history.



Saturday September 1, 2018 2:30pm - 5:00pm
Screen 4 - Meeting Room 5C Austin Convention Center

2:30pm

Black Bodies
“Black Bodies” is a Moore Media film production which takes candid, thoughtful, courageous exploration into what it means to be Black in America and in the world. We talk with Black people of different ages, backgrounds, religions, nationalities, and skin tones to learn from them what it means to exist in their Black bodies.

Directors
avatar for Charlotte Moore

Charlotte Moore

Founder, Moore Media
I am a storyteller. And the best stories in the world are about people. People like you and me. I am compelled to ask who you are. What makes your heart sing? What powers you up and motivates you to act? Who are you on earth to lift? And why am I graced at this moment to have you... Read More →

Producers
avatar for Charlotte Moore

Charlotte Moore

Founder, Moore Media
I am a storyteller. And the best stories in the world are about people. People like you and me. I am compelled to ask who you are. What makes your heart sing? What powers you up and motivates you to act? Who are you on earth to lift? And why am I graced at this moment to have you... Read More →

Writers
avatar for Charlotte Moore

Charlotte Moore

Founder, Moore Media
I am a storyteller. And the best stories in the world are about people. People like you and me. I am compelled to ask who you are. What makes your heart sing? What powers you up and motivates you to act? Who are you on earth to lift? And why am I graced at this moment to have you... Read More →



Saturday September 1, 2018 2:30pm - 5:00pm
Screen 3 - Meeting Room 5A Austin Convention Center

2:30pm

Stripped
This is the personal, untold story of Phylicia Carty (A.K.A. Mz Lady Ice), whose talent led her to become one of the most revolutionary urban dancers in the Toronto adult entertainment scene. This is a reflection of her past, a showcase of her present, and a vision of her future.



Saturday September 1, 2018 2:30pm - 5:00pm
Screen 5 - Meeting Room 6A Austin Convention Center

2:30pm

A Fishing Story
A Fishing Story is a short documentary discussing the fishing practices of the Guna people, a Panamanian indigenous group inhabiting over 300 Caribbean islands. This film was created in conjunction with the director’s independent research project for her final month of studying abroad. The film explores issues related to sustainability and conservation.

Directors
avatar for Antonia Brown

Antonia Brown

Director
I am a senior at Rice University studying ecology and film but I am originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota. I created this short documentary, A Fishing Story, while studying abroad in Panama. I am interested in creating more films that discuss sustainability, environmental justice... Read More →

Producers
avatar for Antonia Brown

Antonia Brown

Director
I am a senior at Rice University studying ecology and film but I am originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota. I created this short documentary, A Fishing Story, while studying abroad in Panama. I am interested in creating more films that discuss sustainability, environmental justice... Read More →

Writers
avatar for Antonia Brown

Antonia Brown

Director
I am a senior at Rice University studying ecology and film but I am originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota. I created this short documentary, A Fishing Story, while studying abroad in Panama. I am interested in creating more films that discuss sustainability, environmental justice... Read More →



Saturday September 1, 2018 2:30pm - 5:00pm
Screen 2 - Meeting Room 4C Austin Convention Center

2:30pm

What Death Leaves Behind
After a kidney transplant, Jake Warren experiences a constant plague of nightmares he believes to be visions of his donor’s violent murder. This non-linear psychological thriller follows him down a dark path of vengeance and unbearable truth.


Saturday September 1, 2018 2:30pm - 5:00pm
Screen 5 - Meeting Room 6A Austin Convention Center

2:30pm

Content of Character
Based on the book by Cynthia Reid Willis, Content of Character is the diary of a young black girl.



Saturday September 1, 2018 2:30pm - 5:00pm
Screen 2 - Meeting Room 4C Austin Convention Center

2:30pm

I Can't Lose
A man down on his luck pressures his girlfriend, who works part time in a private social club, to help him set up the robbery of the local hustler who runs the club. When she refuses, he decides to take matters in his own hands.

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Saturday September 1, 2018 2:30pm - 5:00pm
Screen 3 - Meeting Room 5A Austin Convention Center

2:30pm

Discharge
uffering from PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), military veteran Max (Marcus Ajose) comes home and finds himself battling inner demons. The dark side of war emerges when Max least expects it. He is haunted by his time in combat and grows increasingly detached from reality as he tries to integrate back into civilian life. Max drives through town in search of his girlfriend Maya (Jessica Rizo) in hopes of repairing their broken relationship.

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Saturday September 1, 2018 2:30pm - 5:00pm
Screen 4 - Meeting Room 5C Austin Convention Center

2:30pm

Guion
GUION is a short, narrative biopic that tells the story of Guion Bluford, as he grapples with the reality that he is to become the first African American man in space.



Saturday September 1, 2018 2:30pm - 5:00pm
Screen 2 - Meeting Room 4C Austin Convention Center

2:30pm

Swing Low
In the days prior to the Civil War an extraordinary slave named Samuel battles the confines of slavery. When Thompson (a rival plantation owner) is unsuccessful in his attempt to buy Samuel, he sets out on a mission of murder. After Samuel’s death, his owner (Kincaid) makes a deal with a mystic who, in turn, raises Samuel from the grave. A ride of terror ensues that tip the scales of justice towards the realm of revenge.

Directors
avatar for Marvin Towns Jr.

Marvin Towns Jr.

C.E.O. / Chief Creative Officer, Group 820, LLC
The amazing short film Swing Low that is being shown in this festival that I was honored to direct and it's 12 festival wins thus far including 3 for me as best director. All made possible by our incredible writer, producer and the film's star, Phil Elam.

Producers
avatar for Phil Elam

Phil Elam

Phil Elam began his creative artistic journey as a student of classical piano at the age of 6.  His musical studies carried him to Interlochen.  It was at the musical Academy that he participated in a theatrical production, just for fun.  Upon returning home Phil continued his... Read More →

Writers
avatar for Phil Elam

Phil Elam

Phil Elam began his creative artistic journey as a student of classical piano at the age of 6.  His musical studies carried him to Interlochen.  It was at the musical Academy that he participated in a theatrical production, just for fun.  Upon returning home Phil continued his... Read More →



Saturday September 1, 2018 2:30pm - 5:00pm
Screen 4 - Meeting Room 5C Austin Convention Center

2:30pm

All to Myself
After learning that her husband Calvin has been cheating on her, Evelyn is on a mission to gain revenge. It’s the night of a big speakeasy bash and Evelyn is prepared to cause a scene. Along her journey to the party Calvin attempts to salvage his marriage, but Evelyn has other plans which makes for an unpleasant surprise.

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Saturday September 1, 2018 2:30pm - 5:00pm
Screen 3 - Meeting Room 5A Austin Convention Center

2:30pm

Brooklyn In July
This is the story of Frank Walker, an African-American WWII veteran working as a chauffeur. In the summer of 1945, the U.S. is riding a wave of anticipated wartime triumph as the undertow of unresolved domestic issues rolls beneath. Frank, hoping to escape a traumatic past, is drawn to New York with the promise of a better life. However, he finds himself confronted by the same realities, fear, and prejudice.

Directors
avatar for Bob Celli

Bob Celli

Partner, DelanoCelli Productions
I am a actor/writer/director/producer.Most recently I wrote and directed Figs For Italo, a short film based on a true story and inspired by actual events. The film was an official selection at 33 festivals in the US and abroad, and garnered 13 awards and 13 additional nominations... Read More →

Producers
avatar for Bob Celli

Bob Celli

Partner, DelanoCelli Productions
I am a actor/writer/director/producer.Most recently I wrote and directed Figs For Italo, a short film based on a true story and inspired by actual events. The film was an official selection at 33 festivals in the US and abroad, and garnered 13 awards and 13 additional nominations... Read More →

Writers
avatar for Bob Celli

Bob Celli

Partner, DelanoCelli Productions
I am a actor/writer/director/producer.Most recently I wrote and directed Figs For Italo, a short film based on a true story and inspired by actual events. The film was an official selection at 33 festivals in the US and abroad, and garnered 13 awards and 13 additional nominations... Read More →



Saturday September 1, 2018 2:30pm - 5:00pm
Screen 3 - Meeting Room 5A Austin Convention Center

2:30pm

Discharged
A mismatched quartet of not-so-honorably discharged military veterans reveal the good, the bad and the dark side of patriotism on Hollywood.

Directors
avatar for Jas Boothe

Jas Boothe

I am a 17 year disabled Army veteran. I got into film making because I wanted a change to how veteran stories told. I'm using animation and comedy as a medium, as opposed to war movies or docs about PTSD. My ultimate goal is turn Discharged into an animated series. Looking for some... Read More →

Producers
avatar for Jas Boothe

Jas Boothe

I am a 17 year disabled Army veteran. I got into film making because I wanted a change to how veteran stories told. I'm using animation and comedy as a medium, as opposed to war movies or docs about PTSD. My ultimate goal is turn Discharged into an animated series. Looking for some... Read More →

Writers
avatar for Jas Boothe

Jas Boothe

I am a 17 year disabled Army veteran. I got into film making because I wanted a change to how veteran stories told. I'm using animation and comedy as a medium, as opposed to war movies or docs about PTSD. My ultimate goal is turn Discharged into an animated series. Looking for some... Read More →



Saturday September 1, 2018 2:30pm - 5:00pm
Screen 5 - Meeting Room 6A Austin Convention Center

2:30pm

My C.R.I.T.I.C.
This experimental short film pits a young woman against her biggest critic, a version of herself. Through the film we meet her on two extremes, but by the end we see her free herself from her critic the only way she can.



Saturday September 1, 2018 2:30pm - 5:00pm
Screen 2 - Meeting Room 4C Austin Convention Center

2:30pm

The Adulterer
Hugh is in his 12th year of marriage. He is tempted to an affair with an enigmatic stranger. As the story untwists we realize what’s at stake.

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Saturday September 1, 2018 2:30pm - 5:00pm
Screen 5 - Meeting Room 6A Austin Convention Center

2:30pm

To Raise A Child
A couple’s marriage is strained after the death of their son due to police brutality. Seven months later during a family dinner, the couple find themselves in the middle of breaking news and the true killer is revealed…

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Saturday September 1, 2018 2:30pm - 5:00pm
Screen 5 - Meeting Room 6A Austin Convention Center

2:30pm

Unarmed
Unarmed follows a young African-American man, David, whose father was murdered by the police. David’s biggest fear is seeing his daughter grow up the same as himself, without a father. The film follows the David on his journey to be a good parent while exploring the trauma remaining from his formative, tragic loss.

Directors
avatar for Elias Moreno

Elias Moreno

214-458-7055 Eliasmoreno21st@outlook.com

Producers
Writers
avatar for Elias Moreno

Elias Moreno

214-458-7055 Eliasmoreno21st@outlook.com



Saturday September 1, 2018 2:30pm - 5:00pm
Screen 3 - Meeting Room 5A Austin Convention Center

2:30pm

Under The Law
Adriel, a qualified and determined individual, is looking for employment at a law firm – but a blemish on his record holds him back.

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Saturday September 1, 2018 2:30pm - 5:00pm
Screen 3 - Meeting Room 5A Austin Convention Center

7:00pm

Red Carpet
Saturday September 1, 2018 7:00pm - 7:45pm
Foyer Area near Registration Table

7:00pm

Meet and Greet Finale
Please join us tonight, at 7pm for a Meet and Greet Finale with some of our panelists, including ROB WILLIAMS from JuVee Productions, JON GIST from Universal Pictures, DEDE BROWN from The MRKT.

Cap City BFF Founder and Festival Director WINSTON G. WILLIAMS will also be in attendance and is eager to meet you!
 
This is a great networking opportunity (bring your business cards!) to learn more about breaking into the industry and marketing your project from industry vets. Join us in the Foyer near the Registration Table at 7pm!



Saturday September 1, 2018 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Foyer Area near Registration Table

8:00pm

Film Festival Awards
VIP or Sat Night Pass required for entry. 


Saturday September 1, 2018 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Ballroom B and C

10:30pm

Black & Gold 6th Anniversary Celebration Party
VIP Pass required for entry.


Saturday September 1, 2018 10:30pm - Sunday September 2, 2018 2:00am
Speakeasy 412 Congress Ave