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CAPITAL CITY BLACK FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES FIRST ROUND OF 2016 COMPETITIVE SELECTIONS

First Slate of 40 Films Includes World and U.S. Premieres

AUSTIN, Texas – July 5, 2016 – The Capital City Black Film Festival (CCBFF) today unveiled the first round of films that have been named official selections of its 4th Annual Festival, taking place August 25-28, 2016 at the Austin Convention Center.

In addition to screening a wide variety of features, documentaries, shorts and music videos, CCBFF offers workshops, celebrity panels, director talkbacks, a youth film competition and workshop, a young adult and youth monologue contest, and special filmmaker-only programming designed to enhance their creative careers and business dealings.

“Indie filmmakers across the country and around the world are getting the message that CCBFF is the place to come not only for a great time, but for a valuable experience,” said Winston G. Williams, Executive Director of the Capital City Film Festival. “Every year, we continue to grow in size and scope, and this is just the beginning!”

This diverse slate of 40 films represents works from Nigeria (“Nollywood”), Spain and the United States. Additional screenings will be announced soon.

2016 CCBFF COMPETITION FILMS

  • Color Blues, dir. David Hebrero, Spain, World Premiere
  • Sleeper, dir. Christopher Miles, USA, US PremiereCheckers in the A
  • fternoon, dir. Emily Harrold, USA, World Premiere
  • Biggi Ghetto, dir. Sue Collins Sadoh, Nigeria
  • The Writer’s Block, dir. Sonya Blakeley, USA, World Premiere
  • Too Black, dir. Mayson Minor, USA, World Premiere
  • ‘BRO’, dir. Billy D. Washington, USA, World Premiere
  • Black Majick, dir. Terrence Jones, USA, World Premiere
  • Sweet Dillard, dir. Jim Virga, World Premiere
  • Dreams My Master, dir. Michael Krehan, USA, US Premiere
  • From Selma to Stonewall: Are We There Yet?, dir. Marilyn Bennett, USA, US Premiere
  • SCARS, dir. Arthur Cartwright, USA, World Premiere
  • Somewhere In Edo, dir. Sue Collins Sadoh, Nigeria
  • Ultimate Choice (Part One), dir. Sue Collins Sadoh, Nigeria
  • Doors, dir. Thembi Banks, USA, World Premiere
  • Sistah Did What? Episode 6 “Sistah’s Pyschic”, dir. Michael Blackman, USA
  • Wish Me Luck, dir. Angela Robinson Witherspoon, USA, World Premiere
  • Last Night of the Year, dir. Ralston Ramsay, USA, World Premiere
  • The Cliff, dir. Dennis Dotson, USA, World Premiere
  • The System, dir. Marcellus Cox, USA, US Premiere
  • Kumar and Jen Go To Dinner, dir. Alan Dunkel, USA, World Premiere
  • The Myth of Race and the Evolution of Skin Color, dir. Okoye Ahmose, USA, US Premiere
  • A Partial Heart, dir. Lance Montgomery, USA, World Premiere
  • Jaded Reflections, dir. Deanna Chandler, USA, World Premiere
  • Walk With Me: The Trials of Damon J. Keith, dir. Jesse Nesser, USA, US Premiere
  • Tear the Roof Off – The Untold Story of Parliament Funkadelic, Bobby J. Brown, USA, US Premiere
  • I Hope We Don’t Break Up, dir. Ksenia Solo, USA, World
  • PremiereOut of Bounds, dir. William Medero, USA, World Premiere
  • Zydeco Breakfast, dir. Thomas Uhl, USA, US Premiere
  • DayDreams&WeirdFacts, dir. Nonnie Christine Egbuna, USA, US Premiere
  • The Age of Rebellion, dir. Davon Gilliam, USA, World Premiere
  • LOVE, dir. Marcellus Cox, USA, US Premiere
  • The Closet, dir. Timeca Seretti, USA, World Premiere
  • Break, dir. Nicholas Santos, USA, World Premiere
  • INSTITUTIONALIZED, Joshua Moody, USA, World Premiere
  • Some Torches Don’t Burn, dir. Christopher Malcolm Reese, USA
  • Interview With A Racist, dir. Chris Guinn, USA
  • Confused…by Love, dir. Crosby Tatum, USA
  • Til Love Comes, dir. Jay Williams, USA
  • ,Jerico, dir. Seckeita Lewis, USA

CCBFF is still accepting submissions in the categories of narrative features, documentary features, short films and music videos. The late deadline is July 17th; please visit www.capcitybff.com for more information about the submission process.
Festival passes and individual event tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online at www.capcitybff.com/passes.

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The Capital City Black Film Festival is sponsored by the City of Austin Cultural Arts Division, H-E-B, The University of Texas at Austin Division of Diversity and Community Engagement, JuVee Productions, The City of Austin, the Austin Revitalization Authority, the Austin Film Commission, the Texas Film Commission, and the Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau.

About Capital City Black Film Festival
The Capital City Black Film Festival presents programming that celebrates and showcases films that are written, directed or produced by African American filmmakers, films which prominently feature African American actors, and films that address topics and issues relating to the Black community. CCBFF offers year-round programming for filmmakers and film lovers alike, including screenings, networking, educational workshops and special events. For more information about the Capital City Black Film Festival and its programs, please visit www.capcitybff.com.