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13th annual NC Black Film Festival kicks off Thursday

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The Black Arts Alliance, Inc. presents the North Carolina Black Film Festival, March 13-16, 2014 in Wilmington. The Black Arts Alliance, Inc. presents the North Carolina Black Film Festival, March 13-16, 2014 in Wilmington.

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - From hair matters to murder trials, music and dance, the 13th annual NC Black Film Festival has a little bit of everything to show.

The Black Arts Alliance, Inc. presents the North Carolina Black Film Festival, March 13-16, 2014 in Wilmington.

The four-day juried and invitational festival of independent motion pictures by African-American filmmakers will showcase features, shorts, animation, and documentary films at the Cameron Art Museum, Jengo's Playhouse, and the Hannah Block USO Community Arts Center.

Prizes of $500 will be awarded in each category.

Festival passes can be purchased in person. Prices for blocks of films, $5. Festival Passes range from $25 to $60 for an All-Access Pass.

Scheduled events are below:

Thursday March 13th – Cameron Art Museum 3201 S. 17th Street Wilmington, NC 28412:

CineMixer – Kicking off the 13th Annual NCBFF with our opening reception Thursday at 6pm in collaboration with the Wilmington Minority Professional Networking Group. Admission to the reception is free and open to the public. Sponsored by Ken Weeden & Associates. The opening selection, Things Never Said will screen at 7pm. Admission is $10

Friday March 14th:

Filmmaker's Luncheon and Tours – we will have specially arranged tours of Screen Gems Studios and Wilmington Camera with a catered lunch for visiting filmmakers and university film students.

Friday night Screenings – We have a block of short films screening at Jengo's Playhouse on Friday evening beginning at 6pm. $5 per block. Jengo's Playhouse 815 Princess St. Wilmington, NC 28401

Saturday March 15th - Hannah Block USO Community Arts Center 120 S. 2nd Street Wilmington, NC 28401:

Filmmakers Brunch and Networking – We'll dish up a dose of Southern hospitality while our filmmakers talk shop Saturday morning 10am-11am, March 15 at the Community Arts Center. Admission is $10 and is open to the public.

Family Cinema – The festival will feature a two-hour block of films suitable for young audiences. Admission is free for this block of films, from 10am-12 noon at the Community Arts Center.

Audience Engagement: Using Film in the Fight for Social Justice Workshop – for filmmakers hosted by Working Films of Wilmington, NC.

Saturday Screenings - we will have screenings featuring Documentaries, Short Films, music videos, and Feature films beginning at 12noon. $5 per block

Sunday March 16th - Cameron Art Museum 3201 S. 17th Street Wilmington, NC 28412:

Fashion in Film – will open with an African Dance presentation from Cheick Sissoko Soko African Dance Co. out of Charlotte, NC, followed by a fashion showcase featuring designs inspired by the film, Coming to America Sunday at 3pm at Cameron Art Museum. Admission is $10

Awards Ceremony - will be held March 16 at 4pm at Cameron Art Museum, immediately followed by our closing selection.

Contact: Charlon Turner, Festival Director – 910-620-3313910-620-3313 or Charlon@BlackArtsAlliance.org. Website: www.BlackArtsAlliance.org.

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