FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2019 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
FILMS IN THE ROUND
EMPOWERING Short Film Showcases & Social Cinema on Issues Important to Black Life, Love & Liberty
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2019 11:30AM- 12:45PM
AFRICAN AMERICAN CINEMATIC HISTORY
The panel featuring UTSA College of Education and Human Development's Department of COEHD and African American Studies has convened a panel of UTSA Professors/Lecturers will discuss and analyze the historical interpretation of African American history in cinema, the danger of writer's creative license over true facts, and the distortion of images recreated in numerous biopics for television and cinema. Educating ourselves on history is the best defense to learning facts over fiction.
DR. CHARLES GENTRY
DR VANESSA KENON
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2019 1:30 PM- 2:45PM
This talented packed forum engages in the real-reel talk about Black actors on the film scene. Discussion centers on casting disparities, audition preparation, resources, and opportunities for acting professionals and aspiring entertainers. Panel drives participants to explore other artistic options and ignites thinking outside-the-box. The panelist also encourages participants to think about acting abroad, and gives advice on seeking potential gigs in the international film market.
MICHAEL S. MAPONGA
An award-winning Actress, Writer
Actor, Owner of AfroLandTV.com
Bennett Connection Talent Agency
An award-winning Actress, Writer who hails from San Antonio. Presently in the recurring role as Doris on Fear The Walking Dead.
A native of San Antonio returns to share and discuss his experiences as an actor and film entrepreneur.
Angela is a Talent Agent, Consultant, Producer and Writer with over 20 years of professional experience as an Actress.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2019 3:15 PM - 4:30PM
CULTURE – A Return on Investment in Cinema
Horne and panelists bring context to the business of Hollywood as it relates to culture, and Black professionals in the industry. What should artists' roles and responsibilities look like? Where do Black Creatives stand in the industry? How do diversity and Inclusion Impact the US in Movies, and Where do we go from here in the sphere of movie making? A worthwhile conversation geared to elevate audience thoughts and mindset. Forum features:
Dr. Gerald Horne
Actor: John Henry
University of Houston -Moores Professorship of History and African American Studies
Actor: (Focus, American Horror Story)
Independent Filmmaker (Door of No Return, FootPrints, Brick by Brick
Independent Filmmaker (Sankofa, Teza, Adwa: An African Victory, Ashes & Embers, Harvest 3000)
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2019 4:00 PM- 5:15 PM
AFROFUTURISM BLACK SCI-FI SHORT FILMS & PANEL
Black World Cinema defines Afrofuturism, as Black radical imagination, amplified and transformative, to the point it impinges itself into reality. AfroFuturism aids us to visualize what freedom could look like, the reimagining of our world, culture and at the nexus of myth/science/reality. Applied Afrofuturism fosters the potential development of alternative platforms and manners of expression with the aim of achieving social justice, building a sustainable economy and building spiritual/psychological freedom and independence. Floyd Webb, filmmaker, Black World Cinema Founder/Curator and Visual Thinker, will lead AfroFuturism & Audience Talkback