The HBFF 2013 lineup of Official Selections of 73 films includes 6 Features, 45 Shorts, 11

Student Films, 8 Docs and 3 Web Series.  This includes 11 films from the inaugural Film

Diaspora sidebar (3 Features, 2 Docs & 6 Shorts).




Flower Girl

Writer: Jigi Bello, Director: Michelle Bello

* Film Diaspora ­ Nigeria


Frat Brothers

Writer: Marlon Jones ­ Director: Dante Wyatt


Hard Time Bus

Writer: Owen Mowatt ­ Director: Dean Charles


Malagasy Mankany (Legends of Madagascar) Writer/Director: Haminiaina Ratovarivony

* Film Diaspora ­ Madagascar


Ninah’s Dowry

Writer/Director: Victor Viyuoh

* Film Diaspora ­ Cameroon


THY Will Be Done

Writer/Director: Albert Johnson




’00:03:00 THRILLER’

Writer: Teri Woods ­ Director: Dupuy Fatal III


Anger Mis Management

Writer/Director: Jorge Sanchez


Bored of the Rings

Writer/Director: Rashim Cannad


Charity Case

Writer: Jerod Brennen ­ Director: Jenn Shaw


Clean Teeth Wednesdays

Writer/Director: Catherine Bruhier


Colored My Mind

Writer/Director: Nia Hill


Descent of a Superstar

Writer: Alexander McCoy­Smith ­ Director: Omari Matlock


Faux Pas

Writer: Aaron Coats ­ Director: Raphael Nash


Finding Our Voice

Co-Directors: Daniel Lir & Bayou Bennett


Five Dollars

Writer: Chris Cromie ­ Director: Reza Dahya



Writer/Director: Ricky Horne


If I Were A Bell

Writer/Director: Sherese Robinson Lee


Lil Tokyo Reporter

Writer/Director: Jeffrey Chin


Living & Loving In The Moment

Writer/Director: Jonathan A. Lewis


Lou’s Prey

Writer/Director: Juan Davis


Lunch with Jeremiah

Writer: Elijah Rock ­ Director: Shelton Mack


Midnight Scorpian

Writer/Director: Tony Amara

* Film Diaspora ­ Burkina Faso



Writer/Director: Jacquin Deleon



Writer/Director: Eunice Chiweshe Goldstein

* Film Diaspora ­ South Africa



Writer/Director: Willis Ikedum

* FIlm Diaspora ­ Nigeria


One Night A Stranger

Writer/Director: Chris Strikes


Perfect Day

Writer/Director: Derrick L. Sanders


Prima Facie

Writer: David Tinsley/Story Michael Shahin ­ Director: David Tinsley


Ritechus Cry

Writer: Jacolby Percy/Co­Writer Byron Morris ­ Director: Jacolby Percy



Writer/Director: Akil DuPont



Writer/Director: Tchaiko Omawale


Soul Mates

Writer/Director: Reginald Jackson


String of Light

Writer/Director: Asher Emmanuel


Sunday’s at Noon

Writer: Lyric Anderson/Co­Writer Tami Roman ­ Director: Karamuu Kush


Sunni Man

Writer/Director: Hamish Mortland

* Film Diaspora ­ New Zealand


The Bully

Writer/Director: Jamie Burton­Oare


The Bully

Writer/Director: Frederick Fields


The Coffers

Writer/Director: Eric Wilson


The Companion

Writer/Director: Dreka Shevon


The Silent Treatment

Writer/Director: Martine Jean


The Truth

Writer/Director: Hill Harper


The Vacancy

Writer/Director: James Dinkins


The Watch

Writer/Director: Roger Franks



Writer/Director: Shola Amoo

* Film Diaspora ­ London


Troubled Man

Writer/Director: Aaron Lewis



Writer: Raykel Tolson ­ Director: Raykel Tolson/Co Director Jamall Crenshaw



Writers: Edith Nwekenta and Ola Laniyan

* Film Diaspora ­ Nigeria


Used to BE

Writer: John Calhoun ­ Director: Steve Toles


Victim Of Circumstance

Writer: Torrei Hart ­ Director: Zaahir Abdullah


Ying and Yang

Writer: Devere Rogers ­ Director: Kevin Darnell Walker




Beyond the Echo of the Drum

Writer/Director: Lori Webster


Death of a Wizard

Writer: Alex Thompson/Co Writer Sasha Whitaker ­ Director: Edward Varine



Writer/Director: ShaneBook


Fall Beats

Writer/Director: Misa Spencer


Girls Like Us! Part 1

Writer: Anike Bay ­ Director: Chan Smith / Co­Director: James McFarland



Writer/Director: McKinley Johnson



Writer/Director: Anthony Harper


Nigga… Nigga… NIGGA!

Writer/Director: Michael Blevins


Secrets For Strangers

Writer/Director: Boniquea Matthews


Southern Hospitality

Writer: Atoki Lleka ­ Director: Dennis Hodges



Writer/Director: Brandon Lake




Adopted ID

Writer: Andrew Togobo ­ Director: Sonia Godding­Togobo

* Film Diaspora ­ Haiti


American Beatboxer

Writer/Director: Manauvskar Kublall


A Profile In Courage: Linda L. Smith

Writer/Director: Reginald Brown


In Search of the Black Knight

Writer/Director: Tamarat Makonnen


Prison Body ­ Freedom Soul: The Saga Of Robert Coney

Writer/Director: Richard Willis Jr



Writer/Director: Adeyemi Michael

*Film Diaspora ­ London


Step Up

Writer/Director: Noube Rateau


Take Us Home

Writer/Director: Aileen LeBlanc/Co­Director Orly Malessa




Finding My Obama

Co-Writer/Co-Director: Jacqueline Mckinley, Antonia March


Life Coach Chronicles

Writer/Director: Freda Hobbs


Mommy Uncensored: Confessions of a Real Mom

Writer: Adrian Dukes/Charity Jordan/Keilana Franklin/Neil Maxwell/Shannon Byrd/Sonya

Tate­Smith/Zoie Sykes/

Director: Christine Horn/Justin Jordan/David Kote/Nik Mynyon/Sharell Luckett/