Last week, the Black Women Film Network (BWFN) hosted its annual Black Women Film Summit, featuring the incredible “Untold Stories Awards Luncheon.”
The red carpet was in full effect, with actress/singer Tisha Campbell-Martin (ABC’s “Dr. Ken”), actress/singer Naturi Naughton (“POWER”), ESSENCE editor-at-large Mikki Taylor and film director and producer Fran Burst were honored at the Intercontinental Buckhead.
On Saturday, the Summit hosted a number of seminars and panels including a Kids Acting Workshop, a Comedy Class led by Myra J, a “Screenwriting 101” workshop and “The YBF: Young, Black & Filming” panel.
Additionally, authors James E. Chandler, Sr., Amber Saunders, Saunya M. Williams, Ph.D, and BWFN founder Sheryl Gripper showcased their titles at the Book Festival, while various black women filmmakers from around the country debuted their film shorts during the competitive Film Festival. At the end of the day, the winning films were announced:
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For more info, visit www.blackwomenfilmsummit.org. Follow the Summit on Twitter at @BWFN and Instagram at @blackwomenfilm and use hashtag #BWFN2016.
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Photo credit: 1) Fran Burst, Mikki Taylor, Naturi Naughton, Sheryl Gripper, Tisha Campbell-Martin and Ebony Steele attend The Black Women Film Network’s “Untold Stories” Awards Luncheon at the Intercontinental Buckhead. 2) Tisha Campbell-Martin 3) Naturi Naughton. 4) Mikki Taylor 5) Charmin Lee 6) Kathleen Bertrand 7) Ebony Steele 8) Kim Ford. 9) Karyn Greer of CBS 46 Atlanta. 10) Shante Bacon and Saptosa Foster. 11-12). Kids Acting Workshop, a Comedy Class led by Myra J, a “Screenwriting 101” workshop and “The YBF: Young, Black & Filming” panel. Photos: James Pray.