The Hollywood Black Film Festival (HBFF) is proud to announce a new sidebar, Film Diaspora, that will play an integral role in discovering and launching independent films and filmmakers from the Diaspora outside of the U.S. and Canada by bringing them to the attention of the industry, press and public. This year the HBFF audience can expect to witness stellar performances, gripping stories that are vivid, tender and moving. These films promise to leave you thoroughly entertained.

In its inaugural year, Film Diaspora will unspool 11 films (3 features, 2 Docs & 6 shorts) from eight countries – Burkina Faso, Cameroon, England, Haiti, Madagascar, New Zealand, Nigeria and South Africa.

Following is the complete lineup of films in the HBFF Film Diaspora Sidebar:

 

FEATURES

 

Flower Girl

Writer: Jigi Bello, Director: Michelle Bello

* Film Diaspora ­ Nigeria

 

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

* Film Diaspora ­ Madagascar

 

Ninah’s Dowry

Writer/Director: Victor Viyuoh

* Film Diaspora ­ Cameroon

 

SHORTS

 

Midnight Scorpian

Writer/Director: Tony Amara

* Film Diaspora ­ Burkina Faso

 

NHAMO

Writer/Director: Eunice Chiweshe Goldstein

* FIlm Diaspora ­ South Africa

 

Ogondah

Writer/Director: Willis Ikedum

* FIlm Diaspora ­ Nigeria 

 

Sunni Man

Writer/Director: Hamish Mortland

* Film Diaspora ­ New Zealand

 

Touch

Writer/Director: Shola Amoo

* Film Diaspora ­ London

 

Unspoken

Writers: Edith Nwekenta and Ola Laniyan

* Film Diaspora ­ Nigeria 

 

DOCUMENTARIES

 

Adopted ID

Writer: Andrew Togobo ­ Director: Sonia Godding­Togobo

* Film Diaspora ­ Haiti

 

Sodiq

Writer/Director: Adeyemi Michael

*Film Diaspora ­ London