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June/18/2020

 
 San Francisco Black Film Festival XXII 
"Virtually Possible" June 18-August 2, Literally 24-7
The San Francisco Black Film Festival "Healing the World One Film at A Time" Goes on "Virtually" With Friends Like Taheim Bryan, Tobias Truvillion of "EQUAL STANDARD,"
Ty Manns, CEO of Manns Mackie Studios and Others.
San Francisco- San Francisco Black Film Festival XXII's friends from around the world can dial in literally 24-7 as films "from around the world" screen virtually at www.sfbff.org, today through August 2, 2020. From Juneteenth, Father's Day, to The Fourth of July and Beyond,audiences will get to view emerging filmmakers, Hollywood stars and the gamut with live events popping up as filmmakers' schedules allow.  From new submissions to San Francisco Black Film Festival audience favorites from years past, the offering of 200 films will underscore the mission of @SFBFF, "Healing The World One Film At A Time."
 
Write, Producer Co- Director of" Equal Standard" to speak with "Live Talk @SFBFF" during San Francisco Black Film Festival XXII. Checkout www.sfbff.org
for date and time.
Schedules are being finalized for creatives from "Equal Standard" that rapper/actor "Treach" announced on "TMZ" Monday.  To date writer, producer and co-director Taheim Bryan, who lived many similar scenes in his film "Equal Standard," and star of the film Tobias Truvillion whose credits include Fox 
Actor Tobias Truivillion to join Live Talk SFBFF during San Francisco Black Film Festival XXII. Visit www.sfbff.org for date and time.
Network's "Empire" and ABC's "One Life to Live" are slated to be among @SFBFF's friends to share their creative experiences with "Live Talk @SFBFF." Date to be determined.  
"Equal Standard" is a hard-hitting, streetwise, gritty film written by the former Riker's Island inmate Bryan and co-directed by Brendan Kyle Cochrane.  In addition to Truvillion, film stars include Ice-T, Robert ClohessyMaurice BenardFedro StarrAnthony 'Treach' CrissChris KersonByron Clohessy, Syleena JohnsonHassan JohnsonAudrey LabartheBrad FleischerJames DohertyTaheim BryanMyles Clohessy and La Rivers. #EQUALSTANDARD
 
EQUAL STANDARD TRAILER 2020
EQUAL STANDARD TRAILER 2020
 
Terence "Ty" Manns
 CEO Manns Mackie Studios
"Live Talk @SFBFF" on Sunday, June 21st, 4:00 p.m. Father's Day will headline Manns-Mackie Studios CEO Ty Manns.  Visit www.sfbff.org to view.  Terrence "Ty" Manns is a retired US Army Infantry officer and retired corporate executive. In 2013, he took a step out on faith to pursue his passion in creative writing and film production. Today, he is considered by many as one of the leading family and faith screenplay writers in the industry. Ty is the co-founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Manns Mackie Studios, along with his business partner, Bishop Charles Mackie.  Manns Mackie Studios is an independent film production company that specializes in the production of family and faith-based films. His inspirational work includes films that examine the trials and tribulation of life with a focus on how humankind interacts or not, with the Creator.  Mann's film credits include "The 5thQuarter," "White Water, "Redeemed" and:

"My Brother's Keeper" directed by Kevan Otto with T. C. Stallings,Keshia Knight PulliamJoey LawrenceRobert Ri'chardGregory Alan WilliamsShannen Fields among other stars. 
MY BROTHER'S KEEPER TRAILER
MY BROTHER'S KEEPER TRAILER
"A Question of Faith" directed by Kevan Otto with Kim FieldsRichard T. JonesC.Thomas Howell, singer/actor Jaci ValezquezTC Stallings, and Gregory Alan Williams among other notable actors. "
A Question of Faith Trailer #1 (2017) | Movieclips Indie
"A Question of Faith" Trailer

"The San Francisco Black Film Festival XXII has adjusted to our new reality," said Kali O'Ray, San Francisco Black Film Festival Co-Director." "We are pleased to see some of our old and new friends joining us in our new virtual reality."

"Script has been flipped and The San Francisco Black Film Festival is happening because it's 'Virtually, Possible,' as our theme states," said Katera Crossley, Festival Co-Director with her husband Kali O'Ray.   We are celebrating twenty-two years of bringing films from the African Diaspora from around the world to San Francisco to create positive dialogue between people about universal human experiences and as a result giving people a better understanding of each other. Now people can join us from around the world."

The virtual film festival will have a variety of independent films from drama to comedy now through August 2nd.  The San Francisco Black Film Festival will revisit some of its most popular films over its twenty-two-year history.  Families can continue to enjoy the traditional family-friendly prices of the San Francisco Black Film Festival.

Visit www.sfbff.org for updates on films and events for The San Francisco Black Film Festival XXII now through August 2nd.

The San Franciso Black Film Festival sponsors to date include: San Francisco Arts CommissionCalifornia Arts Commission, Grants for The ArtsBill Graham Memorial FoundationMayor London Breed, Key to the City of San Francisco, KPOOKPFASan Francisco BayView NewspaperThe Village ProjectThe Boom Boom RoomNew Community Leadership Foundation, Inc.LaHitz MediaAfrican American Arts and Culture ComplexFilm Bread, and Wright Enterprises.  Increase your company or organization's social responsibility capital by sponsoring the "Virtually, Possible" San Francisco Black Film Festival XXII.  Contact the San Francisco Black Film Festival at sfbff@sfbff.org or jackiewright@wrightnow.biz for sponsorship opportunities.

The San Francisco Black Film Festival is partnering with the National Coalition of 100 Black Women San Francisco Chapter's Doris Ward Workforce Development Training and Employment Program.  Festival training participates are given opportunities in the area of customer service, media relations, public relations

For more information about San Francisco Black Film Festival XXII, visit www.sfbff.org.
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About San Francisco Black Film Festival
AVE MONTAGUE-(1945-2009), arts impresario, fashion industry executive, publicist, founded the San Francisco Black Film Festival in 1998.   Montague created the San Francisco Black Film Festival, a nonprofit, with the artistic vision to provide a platform for Black filmmakers, screenwriters, and actors to present their art. As a competitive film festival, SFBFF identifies filmmakers, screenwriters, and actors that are emerging as talents and established artists who are of all races and contributors to the cinematic legacy of African Americans.

SFBFF conscientiously expands the notions of "Black film-making" to a global perspective. The organization is multicultural and inclusive of all in the expression of the African Diaspora experience.

The San Francisco Black Film Festival has screened more than 10,000 films from around the world.  Kali O'Ray (son of Ave Montague) and his wife Katera Crossley,  both formerly of Atlanta, Georgia are co-directors of The San Francisco Black Film Festival.
ON FRONT PAGE 
Racial Facial Finale (Jeff Adachi)
Found on the home page of www.sfbff.org, "America Needs A Racial Facia"l Directed by the late San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi was screened in collaboration with "The Unity Group" at Congregation Emanu-EL in San Francisco, June 18, 2016 as part of the San Francisco Black Film Festival. 
The 8 minutes and 52 seconds film is a visual statement on racism in America.  Adachi was a tireless advocate for social justice who taught police departments, judges, lawyers and whoever would listen about the perils of implicit bias. If our nation had only paid attention to Adachi's 8:52George Floyd may not have been tortured to the point of death with Derek Chauvin's 8:46.  Watch the film and have a deeper understanding of the enormity of what George Floyd experienced. It will take your breath away. 
The screening at Congregation Emanu-EL was followed by a panel discussion with Jeff Adachi, Civil Rights Attorney Pamela Price, Attorney Jacq Wilson and then California PUC Judge Karen Clopton, who is currently a San Francisco Human Rights Commissioner. Click Here to see the panel on Implicit Bias with clip of Commander Toney Chaplin, then Acting Chief of San Francisco Police, speaking about his harassment by police.    Footage made available by Johnnie Burrell of International Media TV, a tireless chronicler  of Bay Area Community News.  This one program is just one indicator of the mission of the San Francisco Black Film Festival and its commitment to social justice. 
SFBFF/Panel On Race Bias!
SFBFF/Panel On Racial Bias!
Recorded by Johnnie Burrell of
REMEMBER THE SAN FRANCISCO BLACK FILM FESTIVAL
"HEALING THE WORLD ONE FILM AT A TIME...CELEBRATING YEAR 22 of bringing thought-provoking films & panels and fun...Look forward to past crowd favorites and new independent film submissions. 
SFBFF XXII Now thru August 2nd
Coming Soon to San Francisco Black Film Festival XXII "Live Talk @SFBFF": Music Producer Grady Harris. "Hands Up" written and produced by Grady Harris featuring Lynnette Hawkins StephensRhonda Brice and other noted Bay Area vocalists.  
 Creative Consultant: Reginald Stephens.  
Sign up for updates for live events for San Francisco Black Film Festival XXII at www.sfbff.org to be sure not to miss a beat!
 
San Francisco Black Film Festival Salutes San Francisco-based Businessman and Philanthropist, Henry Chu in is his role as Global Marketing Director for the film,"Kaibigan."
Contact Henry Chu at 415 308-6680/Henry@perkinsinspiredflix.com for more Information
Kaibigan | Official Trailer | NOW SHOWING
Kaibigan | Official Trailer | NOW SHOWING
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