Bringing Hollywood to Houston

Bringing Hollywood to Houston

By: Nayla McCann

Lights,Camera, Action!

Houston, TX will be the birthplace for the 1st annual National Black Film Festival going on April 5th through the 9th at the luxurious  Marriott Marquis Houston and taking place this weekend.

This 5-day event will definitely be the highlight of this season.

Thanks to Film and TV producer J.O. Malone, the African American film community has something historical to look forward to. The National Black Film Festival strives to be the premier festival in the country.

That’s right ladies and gentlemen!

This festival will help develop aspiring filmmakers, actors, and writers through workshops and panels. At an extremely affordable price!

J.O. Malone is shining the light on the many different voices of black film. Paving the way for countless others, the Prairie View A&M Alum is proving that hard work doesn’t go unnoticed.  

“We need to change the way mainstream sees black people’s stories,” Malone stated in Bustle Interview.

NBFF strives to do just that. Through showcasing new films entered for screening and an award show on April 8. This helps black filmmakers get the recognition they deserve. This year the award show will honor the lovely Paula Jai Parker for her achievements in film.

NBFF will feature Director Greg Carter, Actor Orlando Valentino, Writer Nina Gloster, Marketing sensation Everett Taylor, Houston Anchor Ky Meyer and much more.

The National Black Film Festival will kick off with a Meet and Greet April 5th at one of Houston’s Hot-Spot’s, The Flat. A chilled, laid back scene perfect for casual conversation and networking. Along with plenty of other events and even a good old’ crawfish boil. This festival has all the components for an unforgettable experience.

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