African American Women In Cinema Hosted Film Screening During Harlem Week


( ENSPIRE Community Spotlight ) African American Women In Cinema Hosted Film Screening During Harlem Week African American Women In Cinema presented a short film screening program during “HARLEM WEEK”. The special AAWIC film screening program featured short films from women of color who are independent filmmakers, directors or producers. Two-Time Image Gospel Award winner, Stellar Award Winner, Songwriter, and Gospel Singer BaShir Hogue moderated moderate the Q&A session. The short film screening was hosted by ImageNation Raw Space on 2031 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd Harlem, New York on July 31, 2018. Related Article: Influential Harlemite Voza Rivers Talks Harlem Week AAWIC was honored to participate during HARLEM WEEK that includes a series of Harlem events throughout the summer, that bring together all age groups and cultures to celebrate the unique and diverse essence of Harlem. AAWIC brought its notable mission of expanding, exploring and creating business opportunities for minority women filmmakers throughout the entertainment industry to Harlem Week. African American Women In Cinema has showcased the following short films from women of color who are directors, producers or writers:

  1. “The Trail” by Shana L. Darabie
  2. “Fight For A Second Chance” by Shelly Christian
  3. “DoDo TiTi” by Nadhege Ptah
  4. “What Happened To Girl’s Night” by Marishka S. Phillips
  5. “Melinda” by Marishka S. Phillips
  6. “Spotlight”  Director: Will Robbins Written and Produced by” Meleisha J. Edwards
  7. “Free Dirt” by Kenya Cummins
  8. “That’s Why They Call Us Colored” by Malika Nzinga Franklin
  9. “New Footage” by Simone Smith
  10. “Era” by Christine Dixon
The audience had an amazing reaction to all the films as they asked questions to become more informed about the participants or words of encouragement on their intriguing pieces of work. Tara Wallace of Love & Hip Hop came to support Markisha S. Phillips as she has a role in one of her short films. The talent that was displayed that evening delighted the audience and supporters. Sponsors included Shorts TV, a cable and satellite television channel dedicated to short films, Harlem Community Development Corporation, Ark Bellie Wine and VCT Enterprises.  Check out our interviews with the talented filmmakers, directors, actors, and producers!  ]]>