WILMINGTON, NC - (WECT) - The North Carolina Black Film Festival wrapped up in Wilmington on Sunday afternoon.
Organizers held an award ceremony before the final film was shown at the Cameron Art Museum. There were also musical performances and a fashion show explaining the significance of fashion in film.
"We want to have it in Wilmington, because I feel like we are our own mini Mecca of film and industry," said festival director, Charlon Turner. "Independent film is a great opportunity for exposure, for filmmakers to network and to learn."
Turner says, independent film is a great vehicle for telling stories and getting certain issues across.
"Independent film is about telling stories, telling stories that are important to you to your community," said Turner. "The stories that don't get told, so that's one of the main reasons to have the Black Film Festival, and to have it here so that those stories can get out."
The film festival lasted four days.
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