Hayti Heritage Film Festival 2019 Call for Entries

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Lana Garland [email protected]

 

Durham, NC, November 19, 2018 – Submissions are currently open for the Hayti Heritage Film Festival. The 25th Annual African American Film Festival is presented by the Hayti Heritage Cultural Center through St. Joseph’s Historic Foundation, is one of the nation’s longest-running Black film festivals. The 2019 festival takes place February 14-16, at the St. Joseph’s Historic Foundation/Hayti Heritage Center at 804 Old Fayetteville Rd in Durham, NC. Interested filmmakers should submit to: https://filmfreeway.com/HaytiHeritageFilmFest through Friday, December 7.

 

For the second consecutive year filmmaker Lana Garland will serve as festival director and curator. Garland is the Executive Producer of production company Insibah Media, and a Fulbright educator in film. “We are creating a robust program that includes some of the most innovative Black films of the past few years, films from the local community, and an opening night that celebrates the proud history of Black Durham through film and photographs,“ shares Garland.

 

“We believe in the power of images and image-makers to transform communities by curating artistic, informative, and innovative films by African American filmmakers, and by providing a platform for exhibition for these artists who oftentimes struggle to get film distribution.” Say Hayti Center Director, Angela Lee.

 

The festival opens on Thursday, February 14th with a screening of the documentary, Mr. Soul! All-access passes go on sale, December 15th.

 

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About Hayti Heritage Center and Hayti Heritage Film Festival: Hayti, under the guidance of the St. Joseph’s Historic Foundation, presents The Hayti Heritage Film Festival as a signature event each year to keep Black film alive. New and veteran artists screen films before a diverse crowd of film enthusiasts while vendors provide great food, beverages, arts and crafts. The Center preserves and advances the heritage and culture of the historic Hayti community in Durham, NC and the African American experience through programs that benefit the broader community locally, nationally and globally.