11 Jul 2014


Festival honors Lyndale Pettus as first Sunshine Daisy Award recipient

BOCA RATON, Fla.—(July 10, 2014)—The Boca Black Film Festival announces the 2014 Official Selections that will screen during their inaugural three-day film festival, July 17 – 19, 2014. Categories are narratives, documentary, short narratives and screenplay. The complete listing features new works from filmmakers across the South Florida community, including Special Screenings of two documentaries:
Oscar Micheaux: The Black Czar of Hollywood and The Black Miami.The 2014 Official Selections in competition will screen once during the film festival at the Boca Raton Marriott at Boca Center, from Friday, July 18 – Saturday, July 19, 2014. The finalists will be announced during The Sunshine Daisy Awards Luncheon on Saturday, July 19, at 12:30 pm.
Oscar Micheaux: The Czar of Black Hollywood (USA/South Florida Premiere) Courtesy of Block Starz Music Television
Produced by Bayer Mack Executive Producers: Hal Croasmun and Frances Presley Rice Opening Night Screening: Thursday, July 17 @ 7:30 pm Palm Beach State College, HT103
The Black Miami (USA) Courtesy of Pixel Pushers Films and Baquas Productions Produced and Directed by Carlton Smith and Michael Williams Producer: Dr. Marvin Dunn Screening: Friday, July 18 @ 3:30 pm Boca Raton Marriott, Royal Palm Parlor
NARRATIVE Selections Intuition- in competition Screening: Friday, July18 @ 12:00 pm Director/Producer: Chrys Calixte, McKinson Souverain Screenwriter: Chrys Calixte Synopsis: A relationship therapist tries to help a young man with trust issues, but fails to realize that his patient is having an affair with his wife.
Spyderwoman, the Kiss of Death –in competition Screening: Saturday, July 19 @ 9:00 am Director/Producer: Angela Terga, Ronny Cush Synopsis: A venomous hybrid from the Amazon rainforest wreaks havoc in the Magic City before becoming a conscious woman and wanting to mate.
DOCUMENTARY Selection And Great Showers of Tears Came Down –in competition Screening: Friday, July 18 @ 9:30 am Director: Dalton Narine Synopsis: A marine goes to war a pragmatic hawk and returns as a dove carrying an olive branch.
NARRATIVE Short Selections Faith Expired –in competition Screening: Friday, July 18 @ 9:00 am Director: Freddie Robinson Jr. Synopsis: A pastor loses his faith when his son dies in a freak accident at the church. As he struggles with the tragedy, the devil influences the pastor for revenge, but an angel intervenes and directs him back on the right path.
The Bully –in competition Screening: Friday, July 18 @ 9:10 am Producer/Director: Jamie Burton-Oare Editor: Felicia D. Moore Synopsis: Two childhood peers grew up in the same neighborhood where one of the kids bullied the other. Years later, as adults, their children are now in the same situation in which they once found themselves. However the outcome is different.
The Trumpet –in competition Screening: Friday, July 18 @ 9:20 am Producer: Kimberly Grant Synopsis: Cliff Finley, a waiter by day and a trumpet player by night, isn’t making enough money to pay the bills. His wife Claire (a violinist) takes matters into her own hands to make some money from Cliff’s life insurance policy and gets away with it.
SCREENPLAY Selection: Intuition –in competition Writer: Chrys Calixte Synopsis: A relationship therapist tries to help a young man with trust issues, but fails to realize that his patient is having an affair with his wife.
The Boca Black Film Festival begins Thursday, July 17, 2014, at 5 p.m., at Palm Beach State College with pre-festival activities and special screening. All-day sessions, panel discussions and competition screenings will be on Friday, July 18 – Saturday, July 19, 2014, at the Boca Raton Marriott. Festival registration is ongoing via www.BocaBlackFilm.org until Wednesday, July 16. Pre-purchase festival daily passes start at only $75. On-site registration is also available.
The Boca Black Film Festival is one of Florida’s only film festivals dedicated to the art and craft of filmmaking for black content makers. The summer film festival strives for authenticity and originality in promoting and screening film works. The Festival provides balance in creative arts development, training sessions, networking, mentorship and endeavors that promote well-balanced, diverse images of color in film, television and other media venues. The Boca Black Film Festival celebrates the imaginative, organically grown, perspective that comes from persons of black heritage.
The inaugural supporting sponsor is the Black Film and Media Group. Supporting partners include the African-American Women in Cinema, Palm Beach Film & Television Commission and SAG-AFTRA (Miami Local).
Media Contact:
Dhima Days @ 561-235-3028