San Francisco Black Film Festival XXII
"Virtually Possible" June 18-August 2, Literally 24-7
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." 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.
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
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 Clohessy, Maurice Benard, Fedro Starr, Anthony 'Treach' Criss, Chris Kerson, Byron Clohessy, Syleena Johnson, Hassan Johnson, Audrey Labarthe, Brad Fleischer, James Doherty, Taheim Bryan, Myles Clohessy and La Rivers. #EQUALSTANDARD
|EQUAL STANDARD TRAILER 2020
"Live Talk @SFBFF"
Terence "Ty" Manns
CEO Manns Mackie Studios
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 Pulliam
, Joey Lawrence
, Robert Ri'chard
, Gregory Alan Williams
, Shannen Fields
among other stars.
|MY BROTHER'S KEEPER TRAILER
"A Question of Faith
" directed by Kevan Otto with Kim Fields
, Richard T. Jones
, C.Thomas Howell
, singer/actor Jaci Valezquez
, TC Stallings
, and Gregory Alan Williams
among other notable actors. "
|"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.
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 Commission
, California Arts Commission, Grants for The Arts
, Bill Graham Memorial Foundation
, Mayor London Breed
, Key to the City of San Francisco, KPOO
, San Francisco BayView Newspaper
, The Village Project
, The Boom Boom Room
, New Community Leadership Foundation, Inc.
, LaHitz Media
, African American Arts and Culture Complex
, Film 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
About San Francisco Black Film Festival
-(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
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 8:52
, George 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.
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"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 Stephens, Rhonda Brice and other noted Bay Area vocalists.
Creative Consultant: Reginald Stephens.
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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."
|Kaibigan | Official Trailer | NOW SHOWING
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