Notes: 9th Heritage Film Festival April 17 - 19 2014

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 Opening Ceremonies for The 9th Annual Heritage Film Festival

April 17, 2014 at 6 p.m.

The Opening Ceremonies are followed by screenings of films/videos from Prince George's and beyond that are funny, nostalgic and imaginative.  Notable among the Thursday evening offerings are episodes from season one of the critically acclaimed web comedy, Ask a Slave, created by and starring Azie Mira Dungey from the DMV; Black Canary, an experimental short by local resident Chris H. Lynn, and excerpts from The Center for Home Movies' feature film, Amateur Night. Dwight Swanson from the Center for Home Movies will join other filmmakers and the audience for a Q & A and reception after the screenings.

Friday April 18, at 2 p.m: Viral Video Viewing: Our Best Picks from the Web

This special presentation includes internationally recognized director Caveh Zahedi's I was Blacklisted by Thom Powers; Defying Definitions, an example of an interactive web dialogue from the Maryland Humanities Council; Beatles Live Project, a pioneering crowd sourcing initiative; Molly's Tattoo, about breast cancer and tattoos; and This is a Generic Brand Video, a Canadian critique of advertizing. Matthew White,CEO of OVOW Productions (The Beatles Live Project) will join other filmmakers for a Q & A after the screenings, followed by a reception with the audience.

Saturday afternoon, 19 April at 2 p.m.: Student Film Program

The 9th Annual Heritage Film Festival concludes with the Student Film Program. This popular program features short films created by students K-12/ and university. It includes work from Prince George's county students (Mister Geo's Gava/Gate Animation Class; Suitland, Northwestern and Eleanor Roosevelt High Schools) as well as videos from students from across the nation. The Heritage Film Festival will offer awards to the most promising student filmmakers.

All programs are presented in the South Bowie Library (15301 Hall Road, Bowie, Maryland), on Central Avenue, close to Six Flags amusement park.  Attendees are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items for donation to a local food pantry. The Bowie Interfaith Pantry and Emergency Aid Fund.


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