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1st Night Program

This is a virtual-only event streamed on City of Asylum’s virtual platform City of Asylum @ Home. 

 

Celebrate the 2nd annual Sabira Cole Film Festival with online screenings that deliver a curated collection of independent cinema from or about the African Diaspora.

 

The Sabira Cole Film Festival (SCFF) centralizes storytelling traditions of the Diaspora and global communities of color to control our image and narrative. We support and magnify the voices of tomorrow. SCFF was inspired by the decade-long Sembéne Film Festival, and was created to honor the legacy and memory of its leader, Sabira Cole.”

 

– Ogechi Chieke, Executive Director SCFF

 

This year’s festival features screenings of the 2021 first prize winners in every category + a dynamic live panel of experts.

Night 1 Program:

  • Tenor – First Prize Children’s Film  (13 minute run time)

  • Remember Their Roots — Hometown Hero Prize (9 minute run time)

  • Dancing in My Sadness – First Prize Short Film (4 minute run time)

  • Panel: YOU CAN DO IT!

      Grassroots movements & Guerilla Filmmaking (30 min)

              Jesse Andrews: Novelist & Screenwriter - Me & Earl & The                                         Dying Girl, PIXAR's Luca

              Shonathan Lindsay: Director - Apocalypshit, The Secret to                                         Ballin

              Steven Haines: Microcinema Presenter, Pittsburgh, PA

              Piper Carter: Water Rights Activist, We Found Hip                                                       Hop, SCFF21 Best Short, 2nd Prize

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2nd Night Program

Celebrate the 2nd annual Sabira Cole Film Festival with online screenings that deliver a curated collection of independent cinema from or about the African Diaspora.

Night 2 shines a spotlight on the 2021 Best Feature-Length Film!

Hotel on the Koppies: 2021 Best Feature-Length Film
(1:16:00 run time)

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