The third annual Hip Hop Film Festival is about to kick off in New York Metropolis, and this 12 months, along with highlighting a slew of function movies by impartial filmmakers, the occasion shall be honoring Melvin Van Peebles with the Legend’s Award.
The competition, which supplies a platform for younger creatives from the world over to showcase their work in movie, will return August 2 to August 5 at New York’s Nationwide Black Theatre.
This 12 months, greater than 100 filmmakers who have been raised within the hip-hop tradition shall be featured and given an opportunity to showcase their content material creations, storytelling and cinematic excellence.
One other milestone the HHFF is celebrating this 12 months is its largest class of girls but, with greater than 20 women being acknowledged for his or her work behind the digicam. Amongst them are Oscar nominee Kimberlee Roberts, Saudi Arabian filmmaker Hannaa Saleh and newcomer Ciara Bonaface.
Along with these highlights, actor, filmmaker, playwright and novelist Melvin Van Peebles is slated to obtain the competition’s highest honor, the Legend Award, on Sunday, August 5, at eight p.m. EST.
Watch the competition’s founder, CR Capers, share extra in regards to the occasion within the HOT 97 Ebro within the Morning interview, under: