‘Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center’ Brings 25th Annual African American Film Festival and Shorts Showcase

Today through Sunday, October 23 – 27, 2019, the African American Film Market Place & S.E. Manly Short Film Showcase Live in Los Angeles.

The Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center (BHERC) is currently holding its 25th Annual African American Film Marketplace and S.E. Manly Short Film Showcase, now through Sunday, October 27, 2019.

The African American Film Marketplace and S.E. Manly Short Film Showcase creates a “platform for rising and established filmmakers from emerging voices, while exploring innovations in storytelling across film, television, online, and more.”

These film projects cover diverse topics, stories, techniques, and themes and screenings are located throughout Los Angeles in the Fox Hills, Lafayette Square, and Culter City. areas.

The Festival presents over 100 documentaries and short films highlighting over 50 filmmakers, with Q&A’s after each film block.


Thursday, October 24, 2019

Films With A Purpose Premiere
Featuring: “Imani”, “Dallas Invisible” & “Avenging Angels”
7:00 p.m. at Cinemark 18 & XD Theater

Friday, October 25, 2019

Opening Night- “A Great Day In Black Hollywood”
7:oo p.m. at Nate Holden Performing Arts Center

Opening Night Reception and Award Gala, set to honor the behind-the-scenes entertainment professionals who have made laudable contributions to Black Hollywood.

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Youth Diversity Film Festival
9:00 a.m. at Cinemark 18 & XD Theater

BHERC spotlight shorts created by diverse youth and “this screening and dialogue is an opportunity for emerging young directors to showcase their skills, talent, and vision” while giving the audience an opportunity to “view and discuss the artistry, passion, and sacrifice involved in the independent film making process.”

See the schedule for the list of Short Film Blocks with dates and times.

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Films With A Purpose Premiere
Featuring: “DAD Speak”
10:00 a.m. at Cinemark 18 & XD Theater

Soul Food and Film Reception
9:00 p.m. at Courtyard Marriott Westside

Cinemark 18 & XD Theaters – 6801 Center Drive., Ste 201, Los Angeles, 90045
Nate Holden Performing Arts Center – 4708 West Washington Blvd., Los Angeles, 90016
Courtyard Marriott Westside – 6333 Bristol Pkwy, Culver City, 90230

For more information visit bherc.org.

About Monique A. LeBleu

Monique A. LeBleu is a writer, photographer, videographer, shameless foodie and wineaux. Her love of film history and a background in film production, post production and film theory give her unique insights into her movie reviews, and a brief background in technical theater fuels her passion on all-things theater and film. As a foodie, living in the ever-growing and diverse culinary landscape that is the City of Los Angeles feeds her never-ending pursuit of the perfect comfort food. She lives in the hope that someday she'll find the world's best Mac n' Cheese to pair with a saucy Malbec. ScopingLA
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