2013 Festival Program

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8th Annual Heritage Film Festival

in Prince George's County Maryland

(free admission)

Thursday April 25, 2013 at 6 p.m.  Opening Ceremonies & Screening

Opening Remarks by the Festival Director

Greetings from Ethel Lewis, Program Manager,

Prince George's Arts & Humanities


Ingrid Harrison, Community Outreach,

for Council Member Ingrid M. Turner


The Future by Venetia Taylor 15 minutes 

          A satirical look at a young couple contemplating marriage.


Chinatown by Yi Chen  26 minutes

          The impact of gentrification in Chinatown on the daily lives of its residents is documented over the course of a year.


Just Another Part of Life by Shauntay Cherry 15 mins

          A young woman is successful in many ways, except in love...         


In Infinity by MOS Funnel 4 mins.

          A rocking piano and whimsical visuals highlight this music video

from MOS Funnel Hot Planet (vol 1.) Mercurial Saloon.

Edited by Blake Spencer.


Greenbelt  75th University Animation Special  by George Kochell 16 mins.

          A two-year, youth produced project celebrating Greenbelt's

75th anniversary incorporates dimensional table-top

sets with layered Adobe Flash animation.  


Voices From Within:Walk in My Story 

byJoy Haynes, Ellie Walton 10 mins

          A charming video diary by a long term resident

of Saint Elizabeths in D.C.



 A Rolling Mind by Chris Lynn  3 mins.

          Audio visual rhythms and restless abstractions create a space

for inner  reflections in Chris Lynn's collaboration with

sound artist Una Lee from South Korea.


Wave by Brian Bullock   6 mins

          A preview of the documentary on the legendary

Tony "Mr. Wave" Wesley, who went from a kid in

the Bronx to an international B-Boy superstar. 


            Friday, April 26, 2013 at 2 p.m. Special Presentation: Media, Activism

 & Education: The Legacy of the LA Rebellion

Rich, 1982   22 minutes by S.Torriano Berry

 An African American youth battles for self-determination as

a convergenceof forces attempt to shuttle him toward a

future of loweredexpectationson the day of his high school graduation.


Sis Anna, 2012  15 minutes by Sherelle Williams and Cheryl Lewis Hawkins

This  documentary focuses on Dr. Anna Julia Cooper, an educator, scholar and

visionary who fought for her students' access to higher education.


5 films by Ben R. Caldwell: 2 short films about music (Get Bizzy with rapper

Ellaykhule, and LA BUENA VITA with Medusa/and Project Blowed),

and 3 short fims about the green movement and art in Los Angeles

(Green Art 1&2, and Seeds of Carver) with Tim and Adonjahn.


 After the screenings, Williams joins moderator Venetia L. Lambert

in a discussion on the legacy of the L.A. Rebellion, with movement

members S. Torriano Berry and O.Funmilayo Makarah. The L.A.Rebellion

refers to filmmakers who emerged from the graduate film school at UCLA

"with a body of provocative and visionary works that would have a radical

impact on black cinematic practice and alternative filmmaking in the U.S." http://www.cinema.ucla.edu/la-rebellion/story-la-rebellion


Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 2 p.m. Student Films & Awards Presentation

Justin in Webland  7 mins.

by  Angie Minot

Filmsters Academy, Annapolis, MD


 Mr. Andre Lee's students         

Northwestern High School, Hyattsville, MD


*The Possible Victim of DUI- your Beloved  3 mins.

by Beniani Tasew Kassamun    

NorthWestern Senior Harlem Shake by Jhonathan Umazor   1:30 mins

Visual Performance Promo for Northwestern H.S.by Eric Villatoro  5.30mins.

Mr. Richard McGhee's Students

Suitland High School

Forestville, MD


Square-Up    by Justin Penamon  59 sec.

Jordan 23s by Mariah Allen 1 min.

Cheez-It by Aalim Turner 1 min  (9th grade)

Bruteus by Marterrio Fuller 1 min.

The MJ Promo byTeQia Morse (11th grade) 1 min.

Hitman by Dominick Young   1 min.

Nike by Justin Smothers 1 min

*Brownie Thief by Lontrese Simmons 1 min.

Arrival by Nathaniel Tate 1 min.


Super Powers by Omar DeBrew  4 mins

Prince George's Community College/University of MD


Ms. Kathleen McGlew's Students

Eleanor Roosevelt High School, Greenbelt, Maryland


Teen Depression by Joshua Eggleston 3 min  12th grade

High School Sports Concussion PSA by Darius Faison  42 sec.

Breakfast PSA Montana Monardes 1 min.

*Haunted by Montana Monardes 6 mins.   11th grade


Ride Sally Ride: Reaching for the Stars   11:22

by Davis Collison  (8th grade)

University School of Milwaukee


*Love = Love by Eboni Garner and Marcus Bullock   3 mins.

Largo High School, Upper Marlboro High School



Mister Geo's Animation Students

GAVA/GATE Animation Class

Greenbelt Access Television, Inc. Greenbelt, Maryland


Ocean View - 00:26 secs

Life in the Office (both by) Isaiah Moten - Home-School Class  00:35 secs

The Magician by Jordan Williams - Home-School Class (about 30 secs)

Sumo Wrestlers by Anthony Hamm, Jr. - Independent Study (maybe a minute or two)

Sponge Bob: The Book by Christian Winters - Home-School Class  00:38 secs

Valentine's Day - Kailah Clark - Winter Pathways Class 00:40 secs


* designates award winning student film

 Q & A and Reception with the Filmmakers after each screening.

    The 8th Annual Heritage Film Festival, 25 - 27 April 2013

in the new South Bowie Library!15301 Hall Road in Bowie Maryland

(Central Ave. & Devonwood Dr., East of 6 Flags amusement park)


According to the Washington Post, 13% of the population of Prince George's County, or almost 111,000 residents struggle with hunger.  Food collected for this event will be donated to the Bowie Interfaith Pantry and Emergency Aid Fund.  http://bowiefoodpantry.org

Special Thanks.

Venetia L. Lambert, Pierre Walcott, S. Torriano Berry, Ben R. Caldwell, Sherelle Williamls, Brian Bullock, Miss Trenia, The Do/Did Girls, Rushern L. Baker, III, County Executivem, Ethel Lewis, Jacqueline Farmer, Carla Jasper, George Kochell, Prince George's Memorial Library System: Evellyn Tchiyuka, Marsha Quarles, Jo Ellen Sarrf, Terry Stakem; Largo-Kettering Library Staff and The South Bowie Library Staff

Dedicated to my Mom, Ms. A., and Alicia Watts Anderson and Jamaa Fanaka 1942 - 2012, friend, Filmmaker and Member of the L.A. Rebellion





The Heritage Film Festival is a project of 

IN VISIBLE COLORS in partnership with

The Prince George's County Memorial  Library System

and The Creative Edge Studio Collaborative. 

The Student Film Program is sponsored in part by

The Prince George's Arts and Humanities Council.

Additional Support provided by

Maison de Jacqui, Best Buy Lanham, BJ's Wholesale Club

Capital Heights, Wegman's Lanham, Office Depot Bowie,

Staples Campus Way, Shopper's Food Warehouse Landover,

Pepsi Beverage Company Capital Heights and local vendors.


Questions?  E-mail: heritagefilmvideo@yahoo.com